There are several points to look for when purchasing a home and one of the main factors is the exterior. If you are currently looking around homes and viewing all the different styles, take a look at the windows and doors and check the condition of the windows and frames.
New build houses will have double glazing windows with the popular UPVC windows look. These are popular for a reason as they are weatherproof and durable. The general maintenance is low and only requires them to be cleaned.
Check when purchasing a home that the windows are double glazed and it can cost more money to get replacement windows. This is fine to remove the cost of the purchase price, or at least consider this additional cost you will have to factor in before a purchase.
There are some homes that still have single glazing and timber frame windows, but consider that timber does need to be treated and looked after more than UPVC. If treated correctly timber can work just as well is the correct paint treatment is used.
There are different styles of UPVC windows, such as casement windows, sliding sash windows and even tilt and turn windows. If your house is a modern house, then tilt and turn or casement windows would be suitable. If you have a period house like a Victorian then sliding sash windows are often fitted.
If you are considering purchasing a house with single glazed windows consider the cost of replacing before the cold winter months otherwise heating bills will rise. South Coast Windows provide choice in UPVC windows in the Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and Sussex area.