Posted by Accent Windows on 12 November 2018

Whether you’re building a new home or renovating, there are so many individual purchases to consider. Undoubtedly one of the most important is windows. Not only do they serve as the “eyes” to your home, but they’re one feature that requires careful planning before purchasing.

Thankfully, we’re here to help take the stress out of one of the most difficult steps. Before you spend a cent, take a look at our essential need-to-know list for (literal) window shopping.

Longevity

There’s nothing worse than investing money in your home only to see it fail to stand the test of time. This is especially true when choosing windows. Given their exposure to the elements, it’s vital to select windows that can handle everything nature throws at them.

Even the most long-lasting materials require upkeep, which is why choosing cheaper windows might end up costing you more down the track. Think about it: you might think you’re saving money by installing less-costly windows, but you may end up investing even more hours (and money) maintaining, repairing or even replacing them when they inevitably wear down.

This is why it’s so important to choose windows that won’t fall apart. Strong, sturdy aluminium frames are low-maintenance and built to last for decades. The best part? Accent’s aluminium frames all come with a seven year warranty, so you don’t have to worry about buyer’s remorse.

Appearance

Windows give an immediate impression of both the interior and exterior of your home, so it’s important you choose the right ones. There are so many different choices for windows, and the right style is key to enhancing your home’s overall look and even street appeal.

Aluminium windows come in a variety of styles while utilising a material that’s both classic and effortlessly sleek. Whether it’s a Californian bungalow or a contemporary penthouse, aluminium is versatile enough to suit any home.

Energy efficiency

Windows are one of the biggest factors in your home’s energy efficiency. Features like glazing and tints can all have a dramatic impact on your home’s insulation, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter.

To keep your home comfortable in any weather without the high power bill to match, opt for an appropriately insulated window. Many of Accent’s windows come with an option to add tinting, and every single Accent product can be double-glazed.

Unsure about the cost? Just think about the money you’ll save on heating and cooling.

Safety

There’s no arguing that the one feature that trumps appearance, maintenance and even affordability is safety. From combustibility to the type of material used in frames, there are so many things to take into consideration when selecting windows that comply with safety ratings.

When you’re building or renovating in Australia, you need to be aware of how what your windows can do to help protect your home from bushfires. Possibly the best thing about aluminium windows is they tick all the boxes, including high safety standards. In fact, every Accent product is compliant with the Australian Standard.

Want to know more about your window options? Get in touch with one of our experts today and take the stress out of shopping for windows.

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