These days many properties feature UVPC widow and door frames, however in some older or period properties the upgrade to these may not have been made due to cost, appearance or planning issues. But what if you have a property with wooden window and door frames that are in need of a little TLC? How should you go about repairing them?
You may be relieved to know that with a little time and patience repairing wooden window and door frames is a job that most people should be able to tackle themselves. So follow our steps below and get those old frames looking as good as new again.
How to repair wooden window frames
However, if all of this just seems like too much hard work then why not consider upgrading your old wooden windows frames to thermally and energy efficient UPVC ones. UPVC window frames are available in a number of styles and finishes, some of which resemble natural wood, and so can still stay in keeping with the style of traditional and period properties. Quick and easy to install, UPVC windows will keep you warm and dry and could help to reduce your energy bills, without the need for timely maintenance and repair.
Here at Wisecraft we have proudly been providing the lovely people of Bolton (and let’s not forget many of the lovely surrounding areas too – here’s looking at you Horwich!) with expertly installed highest quality UPVC windows for years. And so if you are thinking about replacing those draughty old windows with lovely shiny new ones then there’s practically nothing that we don’t know about UPVC windows, and here’s the thing – we’re willing to share!
There’s a multitude of different UPVC window styles on the market and knowing which one to choose for your home can be tricky. Obviously your budget will affect your choice but it also worth bearing in mind the age and style of your property and how you want to use your windows. So have a look at our run down of some of the most popular types of UPVC windows and then if you want to talk through your choice further just give us a call on 01204 283644, we always love a chat!
Tilt and Turn Windows
These windows only open inwards and can either fully open from a side hinge or can open, often with degrees of, tilt from a top hinge. These are great for where an outward opening window isn’t practical e.g. on the ground floor next to a walkway etc. These windows are still able to offer a degree of security when open on the tilt function but can still provide an effective means of fire escape with the side opening function. The side opening function also makes it easy to clean both sides of the window from indoors.
This style of window offers excellent ventilation as the opening part of the window is hinged at the top and opens outwards, so drawing air into the room. There is a myriad of different designs of casement windows with opening panes being situated in many different areas, and often with more than one opening pane.
Particularly suited to period homes, sash windows feature one half of the window that slides over the other half. Traditionally it is the bottom half that slides up, however it also possible for the top to slide down or for both parts to slide. These windows can also be hinged at the side for easy cleaning and can offer a means of fire escape.
Bay and Bow Windows
These are windows that either fit into an extending alcove (bay) from the room or simply extended from the house in a curved fashion (bow). These windows usually need to be carefully manufactured and installed to ensure the perfect fit and usually include either casement or sash openings.
There are, of course, a number of other types of UPVC windows available, so to find out more contact Wisecraft Ltd today.