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How to Select the Right Windows for Your Renovation
If the eyes are the window to the soul, then your windows are the eyes that you view your home with. Think about it, when you select the right windows, you are also lending an ambiance of serenity and charm to your home. The right windows allow you to see the outside world and bring the outdoors in while offering comfort and protection from the elements.
Without these openings to the outside world, our homes would lack character, joy and curb appeal. Windows can frame your backyard, thus creating a beautiful vignette. Or, they can allow you to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city just as quickly as they can shut it out.
Renovating your home can be stressful and requires time, energy and commitment. Choosing the right windows can make or break the look of your home and directly impact your comfort, safety and satisfaction. Selecting the right windows for your home then is not something that you should take lightly. In fact, as a homeowner, there are a number of important factors that you must consider in order to make an informed decision.
Finding a Reputable Company
Your windows are one of the most important design elements of your home and are one of the first things that people notice about your home from the outside and the inside.
They also play an important role in providing you with comfort and security while enhancing the value of your home.
Do a search for windows and doors or look in any phone book or directory and you will literally find hundreds of companies available for hire. With so many choices, how do you know that the company you are dealing with is reputable?
Don’t entrust this extremely important aspect of your next home renovation to just anyone. It’s important to do your homework! This doesn’t mean to simply find the company that’s been around the longest and not consider the little guy just starting out. However, it does pay to look for someone who does quality work and truly cares about their finished product and your satisfaction.
How do you do that?
You have to ask! Look for samples of finished projects, visit their showroom and speak to the owner of the company if possible to get a feel for how they do business and the quality of their work.
Select Windows that Fit Your Lifestyle
The windows in your home play a big part in your physical comfort and well being and they should also be easy to maintain. That means selecting windows that fit your lifestyle.
If ease of cleaning and function is important to you, then sliding windows may be your best bet. Whereas louvre or awning windows could be tougher to clean without assistance or special equipment. If maintaining the look of a more traditional home is important, then a sash window may be a good option.
For those of you who are looking for windows that will provide your home with more energy efficiency and protection from the elements, louvre or awning windows may be a great solution. Taking the time to think about what is important to you before making a big decision can help you save money and have more satisfaction with your finished projection in the long run.
Learn About Energy Efficiency
As we delve deeper into the 21st century, energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important. Homeowners should take the time to investigate how they can contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment, as every little bit helps.
Not all windows are created equal and energy efficient aluminium windows have some distinct advantages over standard windows. For instance, choosing energy efficient aluminium windows can help lower your heating, cooling and electrical usage. Not only does this help the environment, but one of the more direct effects that home owners feel is on their pocket books. Energy efficient windows can save you money!
Because energy efficiency is so important, all of Betaview’s aluminium windows are WERS rated for energy efficiency and hold up to strict Australian standards.
Try Before You Buy
Sounds kind of silly doesn’t it? After all, how can you try your windows before you buy them? Well, we’re not suggesting this literally but, check out the windows that you have in mind in person before committing to them. You might have your heart set on getting a certain type of window only to find out later that it’s hard to open or close or isn’t as easy to clean as you thought it would be.
Betaview has an extensive showroom where you can test out all of our windows for yourself and a staff of highly trained professionals to help you select the right windows for your home. Replacing windows and doors is a big commitment, so make sure that you absolutely love what you’re getting before you take the leap.
Visiting the showroom is also an opportunity to test the construction of the windows as well. As you browse, take some time to notice how the windows are put together and the quality of the materials used. Betaveiw employs highly skilled craftsmen to craft all of our windows right here in our workshop and we use only the highest quality glass, timber and aluminum in our construction.
Make Sure Your Windows Come With a Warranty
Reputable companies will offer a warranty on their windows because it shows that continued customer service is important to them and that they take pride in their work.
It’s important to make sure to choose a window that comes with a long term warranty for any maintenance issues you might face down the line. While you may never need to use your warranty, a high quality product will always include one. It’s the installers and manufactures way of letting you know that they are confident in their product and committed to your satisfaction.
Betaview offers a 7 year warranty on both craftsmanship and the materials used in your aluminium windows. We also include a 2 year warranty on all moving parts as well.
When it comes to choosing the best aluminium windows for your home a little bit of research can go a long way. Wherever you are in the process of remodeling your home, we invite you to stop into our showroom and see the quality of Betaview aluminium windows and doors for yourself. Our knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to answer your questions and help you make the right decisions when it comes to installing your new windows or doors.
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