It’s important to choose the right materials for your windows and doors based on where you are located. There are a variety of different factors to consider, such as the style of the property and the condition of its surrounding areas. The most ancient doors were made of timber and although this classic style may add elegance to your property today, it perhaps may not be the most suitable material if you live near the sea. The wood could rot because of the salt. Considering the location of your windows and doors could be one of the best things you do for your property.

Windows and doors

I live by the beach, what materials should be used on my windows and doors?

Both aluminium and uPVC windows are perfect for homes on the coast, offering a range of benefits. Aluminium windows can last for over 45 years and are extremely low maintenance whilst being fairly simple to install. With a wide range of designs available, aluminium windows and doors can be aesthetically elegant and are the perfect addition to your home. Aluminium windows and doors are also incredibly strong and very unlikely to corrode, with their protective layer ensuring longevity. However, if you are looking for a more cost-effective option, uPVC windows and doors could perhaps be for you. They actively resist salt spray corrosion which would be a top priority for living close to the sea, and naturally resist rotting, moisture and corrosion. They’re incredibly draught resistant, making them the perfect material to be used along the coastline, as we all know that sea-breeze is a force to be reckoned with.

I live in a rural property, what materials should I use?

If you live in a rural property, you most likely already have timber windows. They are one of the most popular options for a timeless feel, whilst giving your home a country look. Wooden windows are stylish and can make your home look really aesthetically pleasing and can last over 50 years with the correct maintenance. Wooden frames are incredibly environmentally friendly and can reduce your carbon footprint. However, If you live in an area that is prone to excessive rain, timber windows may not be for you. Rotting window frames could really be an issue if timber is used, without professional installation and protection, in an area that is prone to bad weather. Although your house will really stand out with wooden windows and it will give it a unique look, you need to ensure proper maintenance is in place.

We offer Timber replica windows and doors that are weather resistant.

If you do live somewhere with high rainfall and an inappropriate environment for Timber windows and doors, we offer Timber replica windows. To maintain that timeless, rural appearance with that country-feel, we think Timber replica could be exactly what you’re looking for. Offering an excellent weather-resistant option, which requires minimal maintenance, these frames combine that traditional look with the modern benefits you require. That’s one of the benefits of choosing Benchmark Windows for your window and door installation. Whatever you’re looking for, we have the perfect solution and won’t let you down.

I live in a city, what materials should I use for my windows and doors?

If you live in a city, you’re likely to be putting up with a lot of noise pollution and this is something you’d have to consider when choosing the perfect windows and doors for your property. Battling with noise pollution could become a daily chore. However, with our exceptional range of windows and doors, at Benchmark Windows we have something to ensure the outside world is not letting too much of a peep into your home. Noise is a huge issue if you live in a city with the hustle and bustle of commuters and busy roads interrupting a peaceful night’s sleep. This is where we step in with our expert installation of triple glazing. Triple glazing is more energy-efficient than double glazing and is much better at reducing the amount of noise coming into your home. As well as the aesthetic benefits, we’re here to assist you in finding something perfect to reduce the day to day stresses.

At Benchmark Windows, we have something for every location.

We’re here to offer our expert advice and guidance to help you choose the perfect windows and doors for your home. From timber windows to triple glazing, we’ve got you covered and are able to find something to suit your needs. With our expert knowledge, we’re able to help you find the perfect addition to your home, making daily life just that little bit easier. Speak to a member of our friendly team today on 01903 334171 to get things started.

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