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Save Energy With Double Glazing

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With summer in full swing and with no hint of ending soon, the last thing on your mind is probably how you can save money through your double glazing. But this is the time of year you should be dealing with your windows because come winter suppliers and tradespeople are busiest. The Window Centre have been installing double glazing for over 25 years and have put together the below guide on how good quality windows can help you save energy, keep bills down whilst keeping your home cosy and warm.

How heat is lost from your home

The most significant contributor to heat loss is through doors, windows, roof, and floors. You may have seen heat photographs of a house that show roof and windows being the hotspots where heat escapes more rapidly. Cold air entering the home through gaps and circulating within the home is also a contributing factor. Therefore, having good quality double glazing is paramount.

How to reduce heat loss in your home

One obvious way is to continue pumping more heat into the home by turning up the thermostat. But this will not help you save energy or be very kind to your wallet. You could wear extra layers but that’s not practical either. It pays to have a good look at the way heat leaves your home and taking action. In addition to having carpets fitted and hanging heavy curtains, you can reduce heat loss and keep bills down by installing high quality double glazing. The Window Centre install double glazed windows which are certified A-Rated energy efficient products. This means they achieve exceptional U-values, ensuring superior insulation, comfort and money saving for you.

How double glazing works

Two panes of glass – or three in the case of triple glazing – are separated by a spacer bar sealed together using a strong, durable adhesive. The cavity within is filled under vacuum conditions with an inert gas, which prevents condensation and improves insulation. The gas is often argon, which is denser and is considered to be 30 per cent more effective. This process reduces the loss of heat through conduction because argon is a terrible conductor of heat. The airtight seal around the panes is vital which is why you should choose a quality installer like The Window Centre.  In addition to windows, our expert surveyors, fitters, installers and sales team can install porches too.

The difference double glazing can make

Double glazing has been scientifically proven to make a huge difference to a home’s heat loss. The saving to bills can be as much as hundreds of pounds a year and even more with triple glazing. At The Window Centre, we offer a huge range of home improvement products for commercial and domestic clients across North West London. Whether you want to reduce your energy bill with double glazed windows, install a bespoke front porch or enhance your home with a specially designed door, you can count on us. Call us on 020 8429 0383 for a quote today or send your enquiries to enquiries@eehg.co.uk

 

 

 

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The Advantages of Replacing Old Windows in Your Home

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Replacing old windows doesn’t just enhance the look of your property, it also makes your home more comfortable, energy efficient and enjoyable. In addition, new windows make maintenance a lot easier and they also help to reduce external noise pollution.

If you are considering changing your windows and you were wondering about the advantages it brings, this article will provide you with some valuable information.

Lower Utility Costs

When it comes to replacing your old windows, one of the most obvious benefits is a reduction in energy bills. If you would like to make your home more energy efficient, changing your windows is a cost-effective home improvement that works.

Well-insulated windows are great at keeping external weather conditions from affecting your internal environment, you no longer have to constantly adjust your indoor cooling or heating systems to get that desired temperature.

The Windows Centre has been installing double glazing for over 20 years, our team of experts help to fit energy saving windows that have outstanding U-values which dramatically reduce energy consumption.

Eliminate Noise Pollution

One of the most annoying things about having old windows on your property is outdoor noise pollution, especially if you are located close to a busy road or walkway.

The most effective way of dealing with annoying outdoor sounds is to install high-quality glazed windows, you can choose from a double or triple glazed system, both are effective at cutting out unwelcome noise.

Our double and triple glazed window products are designed to make your home more peaceful, especially if you live next to bustling areas such as:

  • Schools
  • Main Roads
  • Stadiums
  • Public Parks

Regulate Temperature

If you are planning on installing double glazed windows, whether on your doors, windows or conservatory, it is important to choose a high-quality product.

Having state of the art glazed windows will help you to control your internal environment.

A-rated energy efficient material which is used on all our products offers outstanding insulation, it allows homeowners to regulate the temperature in their property without being affected by draughts or other problems.

Aesthetic Appeal

While changing your windows helps to lower energy costs, the style, design, colour and overall look can completely transform your property’s curb appeal.

Our team of highly experienced window experts will help you to choose a product which suits your specific needs, in addition, we also offer a custom design service that allows our clients to pick something a little more exclusive.

UV Protection

Allowing natural light to enter your home is always a good idea, but too much UV exposure can damage your interior. To ensure your belongings are adequately protected, you should install double glazed windows.

You should always choose products which contain double or triple-pane glass, our glazed windows provide added protection from the sun’s rays by blocking over 90% of the UV light that hits, keeping your furniture and fittings in excellent condition.

From constructing and designing new porches to installing energy efficient windows, our team takes pride in home improvements. If you’d like to make an inquiry, you can speak to us on 020 8429 0383 or send an email to enquiries@eehg.co.uk.

 

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Double Glazing Equals Energy Efficiency

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If you would like to reduce your carbon footprint, effective home insulation is essential and as a majority of the surface area of the average home is glazed, double glazed replacement windows are the obvious choice. The heat loss through a single pane of glass is considerable and with some effective roof and wall insulation, that only leaves the glazed areas to insulate and our bespoke double-glazed units come in a range of styles and colours, retaining the character of the property. The Window Centre has been replacing windows and doors for more than 20 years and we’ve grown and developed alongside the industry, adopting new technology to improve our products – a development that is ongoing.

Energy Saving

We all owe it to ourselves to adopt green practices at home and replacing your windows and doors is a very effective way of reducing heat loss, while bringing an even, warmth to every room in the house. No longer will that window seat be always empty in the winter and with made to measure patio or French doors, you can bring a lot of natural light into the home. When making the investment to replace your doors and windows, it should be regarded as a long-term gain, in terms of the fuel savings that are made, and with very long warranties on all our products, your investment will provide dividends for many years.

Delaying the Burn

As the heat lost through the glazed areas is dramatically reduced, the temperature drop takes much longer, and as the thermostat controls the boiler burn, you’ll hear that click and whoosh a lot less frequently. In some cases, your boiler will only burn for half the time it used to, as the double glazing brings optimum heat retention. It is always a good idea to have the central heating system serviced in the autumn, as this will ensure a lean burn, saving you even more money.

Additional Benefits

It isn’t just the fuel saving that double glazed windows afford, with improved home security as all units have state of the art locking systems and the average burglar would not attempt a forced entry and would simply look for an easier target. Aside from the security features, double glazing brings a new level of sound insulation, eliminating exterior noise and maintaining a calm and serene ambience throughout the home. Many of our customers are shocked to discover just how quiet things become after the units are fitted and if you happen to live near a major road or railway line, double glazing is for you.

If you would like to explore the potential that our bespoke double glazed windows and doors have to offer, call us on 0208 429 1383, email us at enquiries@eehg.co.uk or failing that, request a free online quote and we’ll get back to you shortly.

 

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What is the Difference Between an Average and an Outstanding Replacement Window Installation?

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This is a question many UK homeowners ask themselves, as they try to justify the high investment of replacing all the windows and doors in their home, and the short answer is, attention to detail. If we take a look at the core science of window and door replacement, it is a question of removing rectangular or square frames (usually timber) and replacing them with either uPVC or aluminium units that are double glazed. As no two buildings are identical, the ideal way to go about window and door replacement is for each unit to be fabricated to millimetre-accurate dimensions and with the customer’s choice of opening styles, colour and features, the new doors and windows would fit like a glove.

Interior Reveals

Once the replacement window frame is securely fixed to the window opening, the double-glazed unit can then be fitted, sealed with neoprene and the interior making good can begin. Plaster and either wallpaper or paint will soon restore the inner reveal to its original state, then comes the interior window sill – which would typically be stained mahogany – and finished to a very high standard. Where the window frame meets the plaster, the installers would run a very thin line of high grade silicone, which cushions the very slight movement of the frame due to temperature changes. The finishing side of replacement windows requires attention to detail and this is one indicator of a quality installation, which is why our time-served installation teams pride themselves in their finishing, which is second to none.

Aesthetics

It isn’t just a question of how the windows are fitted, indeed your choice of styles, colours and features are many and with the help of our in-house design team, you will select something that will add character and style to the property. Composites offer a maintenance free alternative to traditional timber frames, yet seasoned wood is often the preferred material for a period property, and at The Window Centre, we understand the importance of aesthetics and strive to help our customers complement their home with the perfect double glazing. Stylish and elegant porches offer a cost-effective way to add some living space and aren’t as costly as you might think.

Quality Materials & Fabrication

Aside from the way the units are fitted, one must also take a look at the actual window make-up, which would either be of uPVC or aluminium, while seasoned timber is also popular for rustic properties and the surfaces are guaranteed not to fade, crack or peel and can handle the harsh UK climate. The ideal spacing for a double-glazed window would be 16mm and with hermetical sealing, the argon gas-filled cavity provides an optimum heat loss barrier.

If you would like us to sit down with you and discuss your window and door options, we’d be happy to send one of our experienced design consultants to your home, where you can explore the possibilities. If you’d like to see what we are capable of, our website contains some fine examples of previous projects and together we can design, fabricate and install the perfect double glazing solution that will stand the test of time.

Call us on 0208 429 0383 or email to enquiries@eegh.co.uk and we’ll be in touch very soon.

 

 

Discovering unique architecture in Harrow

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Discovering a new place or seeing something culturally interesting, rather than experiencing the same old scene, is what brightens up our weekends. So, if you’re one of these people who enjoys seeing something fresh on the eyes, here are some unique buildings and architectural anomalies that you may never have known existed in Harrow and Pinner.

 

St Paul’s Parish church

Reminiscent of an old 1800s factory building, this commanding structure is actually a local humble parish church at the centre of its community. Located on Corbins Lane, St Paul’s Parish church is built with brick but modified to an impressive grey, white industrial look. It’s extraordinarily tall and thin stain glass windows give it extra height.

Wealdstone Motors

Built in 1933, Wealdstone Motors is still a car dealer but the building they run from certainly catches the eyes of passersby. This red brick striking structure is in the art deco style, with a clock tower at the top, and forms a parade of shops and flats. It’s square and symmetrical design, including the windows, really makes a statement and can be found on Pinner Road.

St Mary’s Harrow on the Hill

The hill walk leading up to this wonderful little church is already filled with some lovely architecture including Harrow School and Vaughan Library. But as you head up the narrow paths to the Church, the first thing you’ll notice is its Spire that overlooks the entirety of Harrow on the Hill. Its jagged and uniquely designed spire isn’t like a usual stone spire you see atop of churches – in fact, it’s made up of 12 tons of lead. Don’t forget to go inside to view its beautiful stained glass windows and stone carvings too.

Pinner High Street

In the peaceful and quiet area of Pinner, the High Street road really stands out as a charming little hamlet. With its old style Tudor buildings, it’s like stepping back in time to Shakespearean times (minus the Starbucks and the Sainsburys). The typical Tudor style black and white architecture with diagonal leaded windows commands the upper section of the street near the Parish church of Saint John the Baptist and makes for a picturesque photo opportunity too.

The Window Centre – unique windows, door and skylight designs in Harrow

At the Window Centre in Harrow and Pinner, we specialise in unique designs in windows, doors, porches and frameless skylights too. By creating personal and bespoke designs, from coloured and patterned glass to distinctive skylights, we can bring your home vision to life. Find out more about our range of designs and get in touch with our team today.

 

 

 

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Things to do on a cold rainy day in Harrow

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With London being such a diverse and huge place, there is never a loss of attractions, activities or adventures to throw yourself into, even in pouring rain or chilly winds. But what if you’re in a London Borough, but further out and away from the hustle and bustle of zones one and two?

As a company who operate in and around Harrow, we need to think outside the box to keep occupied when the sun isn’t shining. But don’t worry, we have some top picks for things to do on a rainy, chilly day.

Museums

Get clued up on the local history of Harrow by visiting Headstone Manor & Museum. With four buildings to explore, including a 14th-century manor house, there’s lots to occupy yourself with here. Take a guided tour around, stop off at the Moat Cafe or wander around one of the guest exhibitions – inside the warmth and comfort of this attraction, there is plenty do.

Harrow on the Hill

Arguably one of the prettiest areas in London, there’s no stopping you from a visiting or wandering around Harrow on the Hill even if it’s raining. Its picturesque streets, churches and the iconic Harrow School make it a fascinating place to explore and photograph. But if it’s protection from the chilly weather and rain you need, there are plenty of unique places to go too.

Seek out St. Mary Church and their Spire Cafe. Or stop off at The Castle around the corner, an award-winning pub at the heart of the area. Or if an alcoholic beverage doesn’t take your fancy, try something cosier just down the road at The Doll’s House on the Hill. Whichever place you choose, take a window seat and watch the world go by with a hot drink, sandwich and a cake or two.

Harrow Arts Centre

Found in the area of Pinner near Hatch End station is the Harrow Arts Centre. Whether catching a theatre or music performance, a dance or spoken word event, or just simply popping in for lunch, the Arts Centre has it all. Take a stroll around the art exhibitions in The Gallery or even sign up to a class or workshop to learn something new – you can keep up to date with event listings here.

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Less than half an hour’s drive from Harrow you can discover a magical world in Watford. This is a must-do experience for any Harry Potter fans, but even sceptics will be mesmerised by how much there is to see. Featuring sets and props from the films, visitors can explore Hogwarts School, Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express and more, as well as taking part in a number of activities; a chance to try butterbeer, explore extensive gift shops and interact with magical creatures. All in all, an enchanting day out away from the wind and rain.

The Window Centre – double glazing experts

Whether you like to head outdoors in the rain and cold or stay at home with a hot drink and a good book, make sure your home has the best windows and doors installed for the cold weather. As well as saving money on your energy bills, new double or triple glazed windows and doors will keep you toasty during the wetter, colder months. Based in Harrow and Pinner, at The Window Centre we provide these high-quality services – request a free quote from us today.

 

 

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7 ways to increase property value on a budget

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If you’re a homeowner looking to boost the value of your property, extensions or renovations are probably the most guaranteed value adds. But, what if you’re on a budget?

It is still possible to increase your home’s value without spending thousands. Here are 7 ideas to get you started:

 

Redesign your kitchen

Even if you don’t have the funds for a total overhaul of your kitchen, you could add value to your home by making small changes. For instance, getting unique new tiles fitted or installing new worktop surfaces can refresh the look of your kitchen in an instant.

 

Additional storage space

Lots of storage space is a huge selling point in a home. Make use of any dead space and build shelves or cupboards. There may be valuable unused nooks and crannies so get inventive and create more space for people to stash their clutter.

 

A conservatory extension

While this doesn’t sound like a budget idea, the return on investment on adding a conservatory to your home is significant. It introduces a lot of natural light into your home, which is always a selling point. You’ll want a conservatory which blends into your outdoor space to create a spacious feel, for example with the use of sliding doors.

 

Add a wall to create an additional room

If you don’t have the space or funds to extend to a new bedroom, you could create one by adding a wall in an existing room. This can be much more cost-effective than getting a full-blown extension.

 

Replace your rear wall with bifold doors

Bifold doors create the feeling of space in an instant, and create a more seamless blend between the indoors and the outdoors. And we all know that space and natural light sells!

Spruce up any outdoor spaces

Do you have an outdoor space that isn’t currently getting much use? Think about how you could make it more appealing. You could set up a balcony garden, or create a seating area. It doesn’t cost much, and potential buyers will then be able to envision how the space will be used.

Add a shed

Like conservatories, a  well designed shed could add more value to your home’s property than the cost to build it. And sheds aren’t just great for storing your clutter. An insulated shed can be used as an extra bedroom, living room, or even a home office.

At The Window Centre, our team is always on hand to offer advice on home improvements. To book a consultation or ask a question, get in touch today..

 

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Five Signs It’s Time To Upgrade Your Home Windows

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Typically, well maintained and good quality windows should last for up to 20 years. However, like most things in your home, windows can eventually become less efficient and will need to be replaced. They may be letting cold air in, leaking moisture into your home or simply not doing their job anymore due to general wear and tear.

Good quality windows will help keep your home both warm and quiet while also reducing your energy bills. The type of windows that you have in your home can massively affect how long they last. While uPVC windows are known for their durability and strength, wooden windows are known to warp, expand and contract over time.

The last thing you want in your home is condensation or draughts due to faulty windows, particularly in the colder months. Without realising, your energy bills may be far higher from struggling to heat up a draughty home.

Below we take a look at the five most common signs that it is time to upgrade your windows.

 

Draughts and cold air is coming in

If you feel cold air or a draught coming from your window, this is a big sign that they need replacing. There are several reasons why your windows may be letting in a draught. Below are three common reasons:

  • Broken hinges.

A very common reason a draught may be coming in through windows is damaged or broken hinges which can be down to general wear and tear. Rust and dirt can form and get into hinges which will stop them from opening and closing normally. Because of this, hinges can go out of alignment and stop the sash (the opening section of the window) from shutting against the seal properly, leaving small gaps for air to escape from. This issue can be fixed by replacing the hinges of your windows.

  • Window seal failure.

You may be experiencing draughty windows because the seal of your window pane has broken. When the seal breaks, the argon gas between the glass of your window escapes meaning that your window is no longer acting as an insulator. Seals can be broken by various things: age, extreme weather, movement (they may have broken during transportation) or mould.

  • Old windows or window styles.

Sometimes, old windows simply stop doing their job. A lot of old windows have a single pane, making them far less effective than double or triple glazed windows. With a single pane window, there is only one piece of glass between your home and outside. If your windows are old or only have a single pane, upgrading your windows should stop the draught.

Similarly, if you notice sounds from outside coming into your home through your windows then it is time for an upgrade. Windows do not only act as barriers against cold air, but against outside sounds such as traffic, roadworks and people too. Noises invade your home exactly the same way as cold air does: through cracks, holes and general damage.

Your windows are racking up your energy bills

Following on from above, if your windows are letting in cold air and draughts then your energy bills may be higher than usual as your heating system is working harder to warm up your home. In colder months we need our windows to be as efficient as possible in order to keep our homes heated and warm. Draughty windows will allow lots of heat to escape, so investing in some new ones should help to keep your energy bills down. If you notice cold air coming in from your windows and high energy bills then it is time to upgrade

to some new energy efficient ones.

 

There is visible damage: cracked and leaky house windows

Living in the UK, your windows are likely to endure a lot of rain and cold weather and consequently, they are susceptible to wear and tear.

If you notice that your windows are leaking then it is time for an urgent upgrade. Leaky windows can easily lead to bigger problems, causing damage to your home. Water and moisture from leaky windows can cause mould and damp on walls and around the window which can result in unpleasant smells, various health issues and unattractive patches of black, brown or green on your walls.

Similarly, damp and mould can be caused by cracked, rotting and decaying windows. When windows are cracked they let moisture, water and cold air in which can then cause damage to other areas of your home. If you notice any leaks or cracks, it is certainly time to get some new windows installed.

It’s time for new windows if you notice warping

Warping can be a big problem, typically occurring in wooden-framed windows that are getting old. Warped windows occur when the wooden frames are exposed to a lot of water. This water absorbs into the wood, causing it to swell up, resulting in a warping effect that can let cold air in and completely reduce your home’s energy efficiency.

Warped windows can also be a result of extreme changes in temperature which can cause the wood in your windows to expand and contract. In the UK, 2018 saw both snow and hot temperatures over the course of just a few months. These extreme changes in weather can have a damaging effect on our windows. Intense changes in temperature can cause windows to warp, fade, crack and chip.

If you notice that your windows are warping, it is time for some new windows. When you upgrade, choose other materials (such as vinyl, aluminium or fiberglass) instead of wood for your windows.

You have noticed condensation

Double glazing should reduce the amount of condensation in your home, so if you are noticing condensation around your windows then it may be time for a replacement. Condensation happens when water vapour comes into contact with a cold surface (the glass of a window, for example). This water vapour is a product of lots of different things: washing up, cooking, doing laundry, and even just breathing. Condensation can cause damage to your home’s wallpapers, curtains, window fittings and paintwork so you want to make sure that you have high quality windows to prevent this damage.

If you are noticing condensation on the inside of your window pane then this is a sign that the glass in your window is at a temperature that is too low for the amount of water vapour in the room. Double glazing acts as an insulator, causing the surface temperature of the window glass in the room to be a higher temperature than it would be with single glazing and therefore reducing condensation.

If you notice condensation inside the cavity of your window then this is an indication that there is an issue with the seal. In a watertight and airtight sealed unit, there should never be condensation in between the two window panes. Condensation in this part of your window is a sign that moisture has got into the tight air space or that moisture is leaking into the window cavity from the room.

The Window Centre: specialist and expert installers of double and triple glazing in Harrow and Pinner

Here at The Window Centre we know how important it is to have high quality, energy efficient windows in your home. We have been Harrow and Pinner’s local double glazing installers since 1993, providing a reliable and excellent service to ensure that you never feel a draught. Our friendly and specialist team of experts have carried out over 16,000 installations to date, with each product we install having been tested and researched thoroughly to make sure that it meets the highest standards.

Our friendly family owned company fit uPVC and aluminium windows and are always happy to help and guide you in the process of choosing the perfect oriel, bay, casement or sliding windows for your property. If you have noticed any of the above signs, then it is time for a replacement. To find out more, visit our showroom in Harrow or simply contact us today.

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Tips on choosing the right design of doors for your property

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Choosing the right design of doors for your property can be a challenging task. While you want your door to be stylish and to complement the exterior of your property, you also want to choose a door that is safe, secure and thermally efficient. A good front door should last you decades, which is why you should ensure that the door you choose is the best quality and design for your home. Below we share a few tips on choosing the right door design for your property.

Choose the right type of door for you

When choosing a front door for your property, it is important that you choose a type of door that both suits and complements the exterior of your house. There are a range of different doors that you can choose from. Below, the first two options are ideal for front and back doors, and the final two are ideal for the back of a house or a garden door.

  • Composite doors

Composite doors are made up of a combination of different materials. Instead of being composed of one single material (such as uPVC or wood), composite doors are composed of a mix, such as timber, glass reinforced plastic and uPVC. The combination of different materials results in a strong and sturdy door, ruling out common flaws experienced in singular material doors.

Composite doors are resistant to seasonal changes and harsh weather, making them ideal all year round. These types of doors have an insulating foam core, unlike traditional wooden doors, meaning that they have a far higher thermal resistance and are more energy efficient for your home. In terms of style, composite doors are ideal for the front entrance of almost any home; they are designed to look like wooden doors, but they won’t fade and can be wiped down easily to clean.

  • uPVC doors

uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) is ideal for both front and back doors. Strong, sturdy and easy to maintain, uPVC doors are low cost yet high quality which makes them the ideal option for those on a budget. This type of door is available in different wood grain effects and various different designs.

Again, uPVC doors are water resistant and effectively retain both heat and cool air in a home. They are more suitable for homes than traditional wooden doors which can shrink and warp under different weather conditions. uPVC doors are extremely low maintenance and can be wiped down easily with a damp cloth. In addition to this, uPVC doors are resistant to mildew, mould and insects.

  • Bi-fold doors

Bi-folding doors are ideal for those wanting to open up their living spaces at the back of a house. They are also ideal for connecting kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms and more. Bi-folding doors are available in a range of different materials (such as wood and uPVC), however aluminium bi-fold doors are the most popular and recommended option due to durability and performance standards. In addition to this, it is also the most widely recycled material!

Aluminium bi-fold doors are both lightweight and strong; aluminium frames, unlike wood, are resistant to twisting, expanding and contracting under various weather conditions. They are aesthetically pleasing, offering unparalleled natural light into your home and connecting the inside of your home with the outside without restricting any views. Bi-fold doors are also very energy efficient and can come in a wide variety of different styles.

  • French and patio doors

Patio and french doors are ideal for small to mid-sized entrances, adding a touch of elegance to any home. French doors are, traditionally, hinged double doors that open outwards. The main benefit of french doors is that you have access to the entire width of the opening. Sliding patio doors allow you to achieve much wider opening spaces and are extremely beneficial for properties with restricted space.

Both options allow natural light into your home and do not restrict garden views. French and patio doors are energy efficient and will keep heat in your home during the colder months.

Consider style

Doors come in lots of different designs, styles and colours. Choosing the right style for your home can be difficult. Below we break down a few different styles to consider:

  • Victorian

Victorian doors, inspired by period architecture, usually feature ornate panelling and decorative glass styles. They add a traditional touch of elegance to any home.

  • Georgian

Georgian doors typically feature fanlights – either a rectangular or semi-circular segmental window at the top of the door.

  • Contemporary

Contemporary doors are available in different styles; many have minimal panelling and geometric windows which look sleek and stylish.

Consider security

Did you know that in over 65% of burglaries, access is gained through the front door? It is extremely important that the doors you choose for your property, whether it is your home or business, are strong and secure. All of the doors discussed above provide high levels of security which is why we recommend them.

In addition to choosing a door that offers high levels of security, it is sensible to consider additional security features to give you further peace of mind and to ensure that your property remains safe and secure against potential thieves and trespassers. Extra features that you can add include security cameras, effective locking systems (such as a digital keyfree lock) and anti-snap locking cylinders.

Work out the measurements for your door installation

The next step in choosing the perfect door for you is to work out the measurements. If you are buying a replacement interior door, do not measure the existing door; instead, measure the door frame. As a general rule of thumb you should take three width measurements: at the top, the middle and the bottom. The widest measurement will determine the width of your new door. To work out the height of your new door, measure the inside of each vertical side of the frame, remembering to take any floor covering into consideration.

Many reputable door companies will come to your home and measure your new door themselves to ensure the best fit possible. Following this, they will provide you with a quote.

Choose the right door for you with The Window Centre

The Window Centre is Harrow and Pinner’s leading door installation specialists and have been providing and installing high-quality doors for over 25 years. Our experienced and skilled team are able to provide you with all of the guidance and support you need when choosing the perfect door for your property – whether you are a small household or a large business.

We provide entrance and patio doors in a wide range of different styles – from modern composite doors to classic hinged doors. If you are looking to open up your property with bi-fold doors or an elegant pair of French doors, our team at The Window Centre can assist you. We offer a comprehensive range of personalisation options, tailoring our service to meet your requests. As a member of the Energy Efficient Homes Group (EEHG), our high-quality products will help you to save money while increasing sustainability.

At The Window Centre we also supply a wide range of windows, porches and frameless skylights. To find out more about what we offer, either visit our well-stocked showroom in Harrow or get in touch to request a free quote today.

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