So you may be thinking, “a window is a window, does it even matter what type I get?!”? Yes, it certainly does! Let’s look at 3 of the main types of windows and the characteristics of each of them; Sash Windows, Casement Windows and Sliding Window.
The traditional window – recognisable on houses around the world, from various different historical eras. Sash Windows – common in South London, South West London, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and West Sussex – are best described as a box frame with 2 sliding panels allowing for airflow on the top or the bottom of the frame. Although a relatively old system, sash windows involve a weight and pulley system to balance the panels. Their major advantage comes in the form of energy efficiency in both hot and cold weather – double glazing allowing for warm air to stay inside and, due to the top and bottom openings, in warm weather hot air is able to flow out the top and cool air to flow in through the bottom.
This type of window can best be described as functioning like a door. Hinges on the side allow for the window to be levered and opened inwards or outwards to allow a good breeze inside the house – especially if both sides are opened. Another advantage of casement windows is that due to the ease of opening they are extremely easy to clean.
This is a more modern type of window, with extremely cheap manufacture and installation costs. This type of window slides open horizontally on a track. Their main advantage is the cost but the downside is they must be regularly cleaned to ensure a continued smooth movement.
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We endeavour to serve as much of the South-East of England and surrounding counties as possible and have been installing & renovating sash windows, casement windows and doors throughout these areas since our founding in 1999. We cover areas including Central London, South London, South West London, Surrey, Berkshire, Kent, Hampshire, Middlesex and Sussex. Please see the areas we serve for further location details.