Building a new home is super exciting. You get the chance to release that inner creativity and build something aesthetically pleasing and durable, something that is cost-effective and your family can contently enjoy for a long time.
However, one of the things that require special attention when building a new home is windows. Understanding the type of windows that will suit your new home can be tricky. With the market overflowing with a range of vibrant designs, the idea of a “standard” window no longer exists.
So, how do you choose? Making an informed decision is essential when it comes to choosing windows. Ventilation, security, efficiency, position, style, frame material…the list is long. But don’t worry, we’ve narrowed it down to make this less overwhelming for you:
A classic design, sliding windows have remained timeless and continue to be a popular choice for most. They have a fixed panel of glass, with one or multiple panels that can be opened and closed by sliding them horizontally.
Sliding windows are easy to maintain and operate, and are suited to rooms with limited space. This includes bathrooms, kitchens, decks, balconies, and even bedrooms. They allow a large opening to be created, allowing sunlight and fresh air to flow into your house. Requiring minimal effort, sliding windows are known for their maximum durability, ensuring energy efficiency all-year-round.
With a hinge at the top, awning windows can be pushed out from the bottom. They are convenient and super flexible. Since they can be opened to a fixed degree, you can control the ventilation you want in the room.
Aesthetically pleasing, these windows have no big, dangerous openings and can be locked, so they are great for a home with kids. Since these windows cannot be broken into easily, they allow the maximum amount of security.
Very similar to double-hung windows, sashless windows are perfect for people looking for a smooth, elegant look. The only difference is that they don’t have an aluminum barrier- otherwise known as the sash- around each individual pane of glass. This allows them to give the impression of a continuous window.
Sashless windows provide superior climate control and unrestricted views and are perfect for adverse climate conditions. Their flexibility allows you to open and close the top and bottom panels of these windows individually, hence providing ventilation control. They are designed to go with outdoor landscaping to compliment the beautiful outside view.
Similar to glass doors, casement windows are a hybrid between sliding and awning windows. They open outwards and from the side out.
Providing maximum insulation efficiency, casement windows provide the tightest seal. When closed, they press firmly into the frame, stopping air leaks. This helps with keeping the air conditioning or heating indoors; hence you can expect a drop in utility bills. Perfect for older homeowners, these windows require the least effort to open and close.
Eagle Alumium, established in 1979, is one of the leading window suppliers in Melbourne. We use high-quality materials that ensure continuous air-flow and satisfied customers. Get in touch with us today to start work on your new home!