An inherently traditional style that also makes for some incredible panoramic views of the outside, bay windows continue to be popular amongst many UK homeowners. It’s for this very reason that when the rare occasion does come to replace said windows, we wouldn’t blame you for sticking to a bay style, but why not consider some handy upgrades along the way?
To help give you a better idea about some of the possibilities available when upgrading your home’s bay windows, we’ve put together 5 questions worth asking:
1. Double glazing?
Most original bay windows found in historical properties still scarily only make use of one sheet of glazing. With this all that stands between your living space and often the harshest of weather elements, poor insulation and draughts are an inevitability. So, when swapping yours out for new uPVC bay windows, it’s well considering having them double or possibly triple glazed. Your property will be warmer, more inviting, and even have a positive effect on your energy bills.
2. Bay or bow?
Much of the allure that comes with a bay window, is the appreciated extra storage space they bring to the frontage of properties. However, bow windows are a slight alteration on the same idea, offering a curved shape as opposed to the more defined look of bay windows. If you’d like a slight change when upgrading, switching from bay to bow can be a welcome if subtle difference.
3. A new approach to colour?
Long gone are the days when the only colour available with uPVC windows was White, or if you were really lucky, Cream. Today, bay windows from the G2S team can be installed in a range of attractive and eye-grabbing tones and shades, letting homeowners better implant a sense of their own personality. Any present authenticity can successfully be maintained too thanks to various woodgrain foils.
4. Glass style?
The type of glass you choose to integrate into your new bay window replacements will largely determine on what you want to get out of them. Want to improve security? Toughened glass can make them 5 times stronger than standard glass of the same thickness. Intent on making a style statement? There are many textured glass patterns to choose from. Self-cleaning glass can be integrated to further reduce maintenance, while laminated glass absorbs otherwise harmful UV rays.
5. Modern or traditional?
Though the style has its origins firmly set in the past, bay windows can be easily brought up-to-date with modern 21st century tastes and trends. It can be accomplished with the right combination of glass type and coloured uPVC, making for a window that seamlessly blends the old with the new.
Take your bay windows from good to great with replacements from G2S
Seize your new bay windows as an opportunity to be creative, improve security, or change style. For more information on how to do so, feel free to contact G2S today with an online message or via 0800 322 322