To buy windows
In what kind of house will the windows be installed?
Windows are an important character of the house. The same windows are not likely to match a functional style villa as well as as a villa from the turn of the century. You need to choose the look, by looking at our window families. In the Window wizard, you can also get good guidance on what window families that are suitable for various building types.
Why do you want to change windows?
What is your main reason for changing or buying windows? If it due to energy and comfort you have to choose windows with low U-values, ie. good thermal insulation. If you want to change for esthetical reasons you can start looking at what types of windows that suit your house. The Window wizard has ten building types to help you along.
How does the environment surrounding the house look like?
If the house is near a noisy road, you can select windows that reduce outside noise better than others. If you want to have large windows facing south you probably need to add a glass that reduces heat from solar radiation. If the windows are exposed to the weather, it might be a good idea with the aluminium-clad windows with self-cleaning glass.
Windows are a good investment.
Since modern windows have such good insulation you get a pay-off from your window investment every year. You save energy. And after several years they have actually paid for themselves. The fact that you also enhance the appearance and increase the value of your house is a pure bonus. Replacing all windows in a house is approximately equivalent to the cost of switching to a normal new kitchen, but such an investment can not be returned in terms of energy saving.
Take a look at the windows in real life.
Windows on a picture will never be as good as in reality. We highly recommend that you choose what window types that might fit and go to a dealer to look at them in real life. Then you can also ask for advice and tips for your windows purchase.
Time of delivery
All windows may not be available in stock. It's always good to be early to determine which window you want, if you determine that they need to be custom made. Standard windows are normally in stock, ready for delivery.
Prepare your order
When you have decided what window type best suits your house, it's time to look through the following checklist and take it to your dealer to consult with them.
- What size do you need?
- How many windows do you need of each size?
- What colour do you want? Do you want to have different colours on the outside and on the inside?
- How do you want to open your windows? Reversible windows are opened outwards and can be turned 180 degrees outside the house.
- Do you want glazing bars, wooden moulding, ventilators?
- Do you want to add different fittings, blinds, mosquito nets or other accessories?
- Do you need fire restistance classed windows or security glass?
- Do you need matching patio doors or roof windows?
- Do you need windows in other shapes than normal, round windows or free forms?