Published: 10th August 2017
The Best of Both Worlds: Getting the Look of Traditional Windows and Doors From the Latest Products
Many homeowners in the UK desire a house with a look of classic elegance. The prevailing belief is that a house should have a unique charm — a personality that sets it apart from the rest of the neighborhood. While modern home designs can be impressive to behold, many agree that a vintage appeal, on the other hand, never goes out of style, and that a traditional aesthetic is the very essence that gives a piece of property its British identity.
As such, locals set about fitting their homes with features that would strongly evoke this traditional appeal, and one of the key components would be the home’s windows and doors. With the right traditional windows and doors, a house will appear to be a stately, regal structure — and for the most part, that means that the windows and doors must be made of timber.
Wood has long been hailed as the material of choice if you want an earthy, timeless look for your home. Wooden traditional windows can look worn because of the lines and grains, but when painted, varnished or polished to perfection, the wood provides rustic glamour to any space.
Timber sash windows have always been used in traditional style homes and many people today aim to replicate this look. The problem, however, is that while wood is undeniably pretty, it does not help homeowners attain energy efficiency goals, which are crucial factors in maintaining an environment-friendly home in this modern age. Plus, they can warp over time from exposure to the elements, and they raise the risk for fires.
A clever solution
The best thing homeowners today can do is to choose versatile window and door products that offer the best of both worlds: the timeless beauty of wooden traditional windows and doors and the energy efficiency of more modern materials.
The solution would be to use windows and doors made of un-plasticised polyvinylchloride (uPVC or PVC-u) which can replicate the period appearance of timber sashes while demonstrating the advantages of modern technology. Windows and doors made of uPVC come with the following properties:
With all these modern characteristics, combined with the grace and elegance of traditional windows and doors, your household gets everything it needs in terms of the style and function of the house.
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