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November 11, 2017

Windows and Home Upgrades

Windows are an essential part of every room and there are many things to consider when upgrading or renovating. In this article, we will explore the regular issues with choosing windows and offer some helpful advice!

The Common Pitfalls in Window Design

Wrong Size/Material/Glaze

Every house is different, so every house has different needs. A one-size-fits-all approach, while appropriate for floorboards, does not work for windows, although many people make the mistake of thinking it does.

With so many different choices on the market, it is easy to get swept up in the process. It is possible to end up with a single-glazed window in a house that requires double glazing to keep the heat in.

Skipping the Research

You Google “window upgrades” and are met with a variety of links, most pertaining to the computer software. You have a skim read of some online articles, maybe a brochure or two, then head to Bunnings armed with a ruler and ask the attendant for advice.

They help you out as best they can, even though they have not ever seen your house. You come home with a window that appears to fit. Later, when it is installed, you realise that you forgot about your insulation needs and the window doesn’t suit the style of the room.

This scenario is common. Many people make the mistake of skipping the research stage and going straight for purchasing. However, even those that do the research may end up with a window that does not fit quite right for their home.

Budget Oversight

Without careful consideration, window upgrades can become costly. There are many things to consider, including the complexity of the job, the style of window that will be used and your current windows. Some older homes have architectural windows that may pose problems to renovators.

The Expert Solution to Choosing Windows

Thankfully, all these common pitfalls can be easily avoided if you go through a custom glazier who can evaluate your situation for you. Armed with extensive knowledge in window upgrades, they will help you find the best fit for your home and lifestyle.

Doing Your Research

Working with a professional will significantly reduce the amount of research you’ll have to do. They may have ideas and designs that you hadn’t yet come across and may suggest similar, achievable alternatives to what you have chosen.

Perhaps a timber fitting would be more appropriate to the layout of your home and your furniture style, rather than your original idea. Either way, you will be able to sleep soundly knowing that you made the right choice with your purchase.

Stick to Your Budget 

Staying within your budget can prove difficult if there are many other things to renovate. It may be tiresome even if windows are the only upgrades you will be installing. You may find yourself in love with one design, but it may be above your designated price range.

This is where the experts can come in. They can guide you to a similar idea that will also make your house look fresh, while staying within your budget.

Here at Atlas Glass, we specialise in a variety of services, including windows. If you have any questions about this article or would be interested in a free quote, feel free to contact us.

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