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Windows can transform the appearance, longevity and energy efficiency of your home, so it’s important to choose a material which suits your property and your needs.
PVCu windows have their advantages. Being less expensive up front, easy to clean, and fairly long lasting, they are a popular option, and may well be the ideal choice if you’re looking to rent out your property or if you have a tighter budget.
But timber window frames are the more visually attractive option – they can add character and charm to any property. Often, chunky PVCu can destroy the appearance of an otherwise attractive house. Kerb appeal is a huge selling factor, so it’s something you want to get right. With timber windows, you have the opportunity to be more creative, and customise your windows to your exact specification.
T&K Home Improvements allows you to choose from a variety of paints and stains, so you can choose to make a statement, or allow them to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your house. Plus, with its timber bi-fold doors, you even have the option of dual colours, creating a unique and stand-out look.
If you’re renovating a period property, timber windows allow you to select the right aesthetic details which can work to unite your extension with your original building. You can specify finishing touches such as hinges and decorative horns, allowing you to get the exact look you want for your project.
Long gone are the days of rotting and damp wooden window frames. With the latest technology and periodic maintenance, timber windows can last for centuries, which makes them a more cost-effective choice than PVCu. Modern paints and stains are absorbed by the wood, preventing it from flaking, and paint technology works to protect wood from the elements, so rotting is no longer an issue. As a natural material, timber windows can also be easily repaired, and if you need to repaint them, simply rub down the surface and apply a single coat of paint or stain.
Timber window frames are not only more environmentally friendly than PVCu, but due to their natural material and length of life, they can actually work to reduce the amount of CO2 in the air. Timber is a natural insulator, but the energy efficiency of your windows is of course also determined by your glazing. T&K Home Improvements’ Tilt and Turn windows can support triple glazing, ensuring maximum insulation whilst still looking beautiful.
T&K Home Improvements works in partnership with George Barnsdale, which manufactures beautiful and durable windows and doors in its Lincolnshire-based factory. T&K is a family-run business, which celebrates its 40th birthday this year. The company offers a personal and friendly service, using only the highest quality products, so you can rest assured that your new windows will be installed with care from start to finish.
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