Changing your home’s windows can make a big difference to how it looks

Date: 9 March 2012
It can also affect how warm, noisy and light your home is, so there’s more to it than just aesthetics.

Window frames are made of three main materials: wood, UPVC and metal. You can also get composite frames, which are plastic or aluminium over a wooden core.

Wooden windows look great and are the best choice for period properties, but they require the most upkeep.

You often have to paint new wooden windows because they’re supplied unpainted, and you’ll have to keep on top of wood rot and chipped and flaking paint over the years, as well as completely repainting the frames from time to time.

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Date: 9 March 2012

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