In order to select the right windows for your new home there are a few components that you should consider. Style and performance are paramount.
With a huge array of styles, automation, privacy screening and energy efficiency options available choosing the best windows for your new home can be daunting – let Tasbuilt make it easy!!
There are numerous styles of window options available – and different styles may work better for certain rooms. Styles include:
Modern sliding windows have two or three sashes and slide left or right. They are a standard product and not only easy to use, but very cost effective.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward. They can achieve higher acoustics and are often placed below larger fixed windows to allow for ventilation.
The louvre is a window with horizontal slats that are angled to admit light and air, but to keep out rain and direct sunshine. The slats are available in glass, aluminium or timber and are often adjustable to enhance airflow.
Casement windows are hinged on one side and open with a crank.
Bay windows generally come in threes and extend from an exterior wall, with the middle window typically being fixed, and two openable side windows.
Your windows should enhance the performance of your home, and add aesthetic quality. When considering windows, performance also plays a part. On a very practical level windows can help regulate temperature and noise while allowing cross ventilation, which helps reduce energy use.
At Tasbuilt Homes we pride ourselves on making double glazed windows a standard inclusion in all our homes. Double glazed windows are an ideal energy efficient choice with the added benefit of reducing noise. The sealed air gap between the two panes acts as an added layer of insulation too. This helps reduce the amount of heat escaping in winter and keeps your home at a more comfortable and cool temperature in summer.
Double glazing is also very friendly to the environment. Our homes cause around 28% of all carbon dioxide emissions. As well as saving on heating bills, double glazing is very good at cutting down on noise pollution and internal condensation.
UV rays can damage carpet and upholstered furniture. Australia experiences some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world because we are close to the equator, so this is certainly something to consider in the Apple Isle. Windows that provide coatings to prevent harmful rays from damaging interiors can be beneficial for the longevity of your home.
Automated windows are smart windows, monitoring their environment and open or close to provide sustainable comfort, safety, security or to avoid damage. The power windows or electric opener systems monitor their environment and react when required, truly a product of the modern age!!