Everest Windows: what to review when buying new windows

20 April 2016

A look at some of the things you need to consider when choosing new windows for your home.

Buying new windows is a big commitment – and one that requires plenty of time and consideration to ensure you make the right choice.

Thankfully, there are some pretty straightforward things you need to think about and review when choosing which company to buy your windows from…

Do the window styles on offer suit my home?

While it can often be tempting to jump in and get the shiniest, most modern looking windows available in the belief they are better quality than the more classic-looking options, there really is no need to sacrifice looks for quality.

Suppliers such as Everest have classic-looking windows available in timber that can offer both timeless character and great heat-retention – meaning your period home can stay looking pristine and feeling warm.

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How energy efficient are the windows?

Another thing to consider when buying new windows is how energy efficient they are.

A good window keeps the heat in and the cold out, meaning you should have to spend less money on heating your home.

Check the windows you buy achieve a minimum standard of A-rated, while some companies offer an even higher rate of energy efficiency than that, going up to A+.

Ensure you review the energy rating of the windows you’re thinking of buying – the higher the rating the better they will be at saving both energy and money.

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Are the windows secure?

Everybody wants to feel safe in their home – which is why security should be a huge consideration when buying new windows.

Do your research around the products and check that they meet your requirements.

Windows should come with multi-point locking systems and meet British Security Standards. Also ensure the installation is carried out correctly by a trusted installation company – poorly fitted windows don’t only let in drafts but can also be susceptible to break-ins.

Read some of the Everest reviews to see why they could be the right choice for your new windows

For more tips and inspiration, browse our homes and interiors articles.

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