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A Window Buying Guide For Anyone Considering A Window Upgrade


Your guide to getting the perfect replacement windows

Has the time come to replace your windows? It will have if they’re spoiling the look of your home, causing it to feel cold inside, or failing to provide the security they once did. 

The addition of new replacement windows will solve any and all of those issues from the moment they’re fitted, but only if you purchase the right windows and get them from the right installer. 

So that window buying doesn’t cause you an ounce of stress, West Yorkshire Windows is going to provide you with a list of points that you should take into consideration when looking to invest in a window upgrade.

Window style

Much of your home’s character will be down to the style of your current windows. Completely changing window styles could be a risk, but not if it’s thought through carefully first. 

There are lots of window styles around, and three of the most popular of them are casement windows (arguably the most classic window style), bay and bow windows (regularly found at period homes) and tilt and turn windows (the simplest to clean). 

Make your choice based on character, the age of the house, and the area where it is located, using other homes in the locality as inspiration.

A kitchen window

Window material

Most modern replacement windows are built from either of two building materials – UPVC or aluminium. They each offer tremendous thermal efficiency and dependability. 

The low cost of UPVC windows puts them in the financial reach of many customers, and for the money you get weather-resistant windows that don’t rot or corrode as they advance in years. 

Aluminium windows are far different looks-wise, containing unbelievably slender frames and vast expanses of glass. Their coloured finish is powder-coated, which makes it stand out.

An oak coloured window

Window installer

Who do you go to for new windows as there will be plenty of window installers you can choose from? You want top-quality replacement windows with top-quality fitting. 

Google is the obvious place to look for local window fitters, and to also check out any reviews of installers so you can read how other customers rate their work. 

If anyone you live near has had new windows installed, ask them if they would recommend the company they used. Referrals often come up trumps.

A window fitter

Our showrooms have reopened if you want to come and have a look at our replacement windows and see if West Yorkshire Windows would be a good choice of installer.


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