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How To Choose The Window Style That’s Best For Your Home

Choosing the right windows for your home is a complex and difficult process that has to do with a lot of different things. The windows have to reflect the home’s architectural style, to help with the ventilation, to either let the sun in or block it and to complement the interior. You also need to take into consideration the purpose that the windows will serve as well as the impact you want them to have on the interior design.

Sliding windows

Just like their name suggests, these windows slide left or right and this system makes them user-friendly and space-efficient. The style is popular in contemporary interiors and is the most popular style of window that we sell at Aluminium Plus. Double sliders are great for maximising air circulation. Sliding windows look great for any part of your home and are very versatile.

Awning windows

Awning windows are hinged on top and they open outward. A chainwinder is used to control and wind out the opening. This allows them to help with the ventilation without letting the rain in. Awning windows are suitable and very popular for narrow windows. Awning windows are the second most popular style window that we manufacture and sell at Aluminium Plus.

Fixed windows

As the name suggests, these windows are fixed and they do not open. They let in light and offer unobstructed views. They can be used in difficult to reach places or in areas where the views play a key role and where ventilation is not an issue. Fixed panels can also be added to the top or bottom of sliding or awning windows, allowing the user to be able to see through clearly.

Single Hung and Double Hung windows

This type of windows is not among the popular styles but it definitely has defining characteristics that make them unique. They open and close without protruding and this makes them suitable for rooms that are directly linked to terraces, patios or walkways. They are also a good option for small spaces, or replacement windows that want to keep that heritage look.

Louvre windows

Louvere windows feature multiple slats of glass that are slotted into the aluminium frame. The louvers open easily, close tight and help with the natural ventilation of the room. They are often used in bathrooms or shed conversions. Here at Aluminium Plus we have found that window trends are heading away from this style as louvre windows are not as popular as they used to be.

If you are unsure about what window would best suit your home's style, you can always head to the Aluminium Plus showroom where our friendly staff can chat with you about your needs. Our showroom is located at 18 Acrylon Road, Salisbury South and we are open from 8am till 4pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays by appointment.

Inspired by article: Ganea, S (2015) "How To Choose The Window Style That’s Best For Your Home" <>

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