Window Types: Which window is best for you?

So, you’ve decided to invest in a new set of aluminium windows: great move! Swapping out your old windows for a new set can bring a host of advantages: it’ll make your house more eco-friendly, save you money on your bills long-term and – of course – make your home look even more beautiful.

But, how do you go about choosing which windows to go for?

Here, we’re going to look at the different types of aluminium window available, and what they can each bring to your home:

Panoramic windowsFixed panoramic windows

If you’re blessed with stunning views in and around your home, then panoramic windows could well be worth your consideration. Making use of larger panes of glass supported by a strong aluminium frame, you can enjoy almost-uninterrupted views of the inside world. There are a lot of perks to these windows:

  • As we mentioned above, they offer beautiful views
  • They allow a huge amount of light in, and brighten up any room as a result
  • They can really increase the feeling of space in a room
  • They can add value to your home. In a purely aesthetic sense, they make a home instantly more desirable to many buyers, and that means a higher price!
Aluminium casement windows

Also known as ‘sash windows’, our aluminium casement windows hinge at the side and open outwards. They’re often found in more traditional builds, though many modern homes have them, too. Because they’re easy to open from the inside, they’re often popular in hard-to-reach areas such as above sinks or windows located higher up the house. Our aluminium casement windows remain very popular with customers seeking an easy-to-operate window that still looks great.

  • As noted above, they’re very easy to operate
  • By opening outward, they are able to catch a lot of side breezes and fresh air, making them great for keeping a room ventilated
  • Their seals are traditionally very tight, making them very energy efficient
  • They look great in traditional builds: even a brand new set of aluminium casement windows will look the part in an older house
Aluminium louvre windows

Louvre windows are quite a unique prospect, with a design that goes as far back as the middle ages. However, they still remain popular amongst customers who’re keen on well-ventilated rooms, and recognise the louvre slats as a great way to achieve what they’re looking for. A well-made louvre can offer a lot to the right home-owner:

A lot of ventilation is pretty much a given: the ability to move the slats and open up a series of apertures in the pane means a lot of fresh air can get in, without having to have the window completely open.

Adjustability is also a key benefit: the blades can be as open as you choose. If you just want a sliver of air to get in, that’s fine. If you want as much air as possible to get in, that’s fine too.

Louvre windows are very easy to clean: the ability to tilt the blades by 180 degrees means you can easily clean both sides of the glass from one position. Needless to say, this is particularly beneficial on the higher floors of your home!

Aluminium tilt and turn windows

Though they look very similar to more traditional windows, tilt and turn models are hiding a surprise: their unique construction means they can be opened two different ways: in addition to opening conventionally, they can be tilted vertically. This unique approach makes tilt and turn windows (and inward windows) popular with parents: the tilt opening method means that kids can’t easily access the outside, as the tilt mechanic will usually only allow for a gap of 10cm or so.

  • Tilt and turn windows are easy to clean: you can use both opening methods in order to access almost every bit of the frame
  • They’re great for dealing with different weather: in the summer, you can have the window wide open, and then you can use the vertical opening for when it’s chillier
  • Their aesthetics also appeal to some people: the title method, especially, can give a really classy look
Unsure which windows will suit you?

Remember that if you’re at all confused about which designs will suit your home best, you can always get in touch with Livingwood. We’ll be happy to work with you to ensure you end up with the perfect result.