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Crystal’s Guide To Buying Replacement Windows For A Home


Your guide to getting the perfect replacement windows

A home without windows is completely unthinkable. For a start, you wouldn’t be able to keep the weather out of your house, and your security would be totally compromised. You would get a lot of natural light coming in, but you’d need more than a few layers on during the winter! 

They are so important and it’s crucial that you remember that. 

Are your windows in peak condition and still performing to their best? If not, a change is needed and a new set of windows must be put on your home improvement list. 

To help you with that task, Crystal has created a little guide to follow when buying replacement windows:

Window style

In the main, most householders stick with the current window style they have and go for a like-for-like style. You could change styles though, but just don’t ruin your home’s character. 

There are lots of window styles available at Crystal, including all of the most popular styles, such as casement windows (arguably the most classic style), bay and bow windows (a favourite in period homes) and tilt and turn windows (they have a brilliantly innovative opening). 

The age of the building and area it’s in should also be taken into consideration.

A kitchen window

Window material

Typically, the majority of window specialists offer replacement windows in either UPVC or aluminium. The thermal qualities of both materials are one of their biggest strengths. 

UPVC windows are very competitively priced and won’t rot, corrode or generally lose their condition, as is often the case with traditional timber windows, making maintenance minimal.

Aluminium windows have a weatherproof exterior too, so you barely have to touch them so far as upkeep is concerned. Offering sleek sightlines, their powder-coated finish is an arresting sight.

An oak coloured window

Window installer

When buying new windows for the first time, you might not know which window installer you are best appointing. A bit of research will resolve that, which you can do online. 

Just Google ‘window companies’ and see who comes up. The next step will be to visit their websites, and also try and locate any reviews there might be from previous customers. You can also ask people you trust for recommendations. 

Crystal Clear has clocked up more than 30 years in window installation, so we’d be a great choice!

A window fitter

Take a trip to our showroom, which has just reopened, to come and see our replacement windows for yourself.


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