NEW BUILD? GET YOUR WINDOWS & DOORS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
October 23, 2023
When constructing a new home, the considerations are seemingly endless. Cost becomes a key player in decision-making—investing upfront to save in the long run. Windows and doors, crucial components, offer an opportunity for quality choices to pay off in the future.
Opting for high-quality windows and doors isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s an investment in longevity, beauty, and energy efficiency. Moreover, such choices can significantly enhance the resale value of your home. Let’s explore some guiding principles for making informed decisions.
PLACEMENT OF WINDOWS
The positioning of windows is influenced by factors such as environment, climate, and house design. If you’re blessed with a breathtaking view, large windows can help you fully embrace it. Conversely, if neighbors are in close proximity, skylights might be a consideration, allowing ample natural light without compromising privacy.
The orientation of windows matters too. South-facing windows, larger to capture winter sun, contrast with east and west-facing ones, which should be sufficient for natural light but smaller and well-insulated.
Energy-efficient windows are a smart investment, saving on heating and cooling expenses. On the flip side, poorly installed or inadequately treated glass can lead to future problems.
Double-glazed windows with sun-reflecting treatments act as effective heat barriers. Consider ‘broken’ aluminum frames, featuring a non-heat-conductive material between aluminum layers, for excellent insulation.
Proper installation of glass doors and windows is crucial to minimize ‘air leakage.’ Even top-quality glass or frames won’t suffice if the installation is subpar, leading to discomfort in extreme weather.
While installing aluminum windows and doors can be complex, consulting a professional is advisable. Many manufacturers offer installation services or provide detailed instructions for confident DIYers.
Given the myriad factors at play, exploring custom windows and doors for your new build is worthwhile. Tailored to your specifications, they not only enhance aesthetics but also contribute significantly to your home’s energy efficiency rating.
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Established in 1979 Sean Doyle Windows Ltd is Ireland’s leading specialist manufacturer of quality windows and doors. One of the aspects which makes Sean Doyle Windows unique is the fact that we handcraft, design, manufacture and install all our own products from energy efficient windows to lift and slide patio doors to hardwood and composite doors.
Contact our Dublin or Roscommon showroom for a free quotation or to find out more.