2017 has seen many double glazing trends emerge, with many more months left for them to flourish through the year and into 2018. Here we have put together our list of the most popular double glazing ideas for 2017.
1. Aluminium Windows
Aluminium windows have made a comeback, this time in residential buildings. Aluminium has many benefits, such as durability, low maintenance, and an eco friendly nature. Aluminium double glazing is not just used for windows, but bi-folding doors too. Bi-folding doors have become very popular in people’s homes either between the outside and in, or to divide up rooms. Aluminium double glazing is excellent value for money, however it is not the cheapest form of double glazing on the market. Nevertheless, the benefits far outweigh the costs, and people are choosing them for their new double glazing in their home and business properties.
2.Coloured Double Glazing
Double glazing frames have always been offered in a small range of basic shades, however, now we are seeing a wide range of custom colours become available. Previously, white or brown were the usual options, but now there is a choice of modern colours of all kinds to choose from. Aluminium double glazing is one of the materials that is easily coloured for double glazing, which is another reason why it has become so popular. It is inexpensive, and an easy process, to spray a wide range of colours onto the double glazing frames. People are choosing custom colours for double glazing in their home, making the outside of their home look more unique and appealing.
3.Double Glazing for Sash Windows
Sash windows are the type of windows most often found on period properties, or those that are of some age. Double glazing in sash windows for old buildings have not been so easy to source up until now, and in the past have been either costly or not as effective as other types of double glazing. But now we are seeing great things in the sash window double glazing market, and more companies are offering a traditional looking window, but made in modern efficient materials. The person installing sash windows supplied by a double glazing company is now able to get a solid weather-tight window, that looks in keeping with the old style property. You can get such double glazing in UPVC, timber or aluminium, and this style has been keeping up with the trends of 2017 too, providing custom coloured window frames.
4.Composite Front Doors
A composite front door is affordable, strong, durable and does the job. This is why it is still one of the most popular choices for people buying a new front door, double glazed where need be. This type of front door is available to match in with the double glazing windows on the house, and the style can be chosen from a vast catalogue of designs. It will keep the weather out, soundproof the home from outside noise, and act as a security measure to keep burglars out. This is an allround great front door, here to stay in 2017 and beyond.
A step up from double glazing is triple glazing. Many in the industry see little point in triple glazing, arguing that the expense does not give much more benefit in return, from top of the range double glazing. But, triple glazing is on the market, and prices are coming down, which means more and more homes will be installing it.
These are just some of the trends we have noticed throughout 2017 so far when it comes to double glazing. Double glazing is a market which continues to grow and evolve, and is always bringing out new things. We like to report what is new and popular in windows and doors, so be sure to visit our site for up to date news and articles.
Bonus Trend – Extensions with Lantern Roofs
Extensions are really popular on homes, both double glazed extensions and conservatories. This in turn has made lantern style roofs more and more popular. Both newly built extensions are being fitted with lantern roofs, and those which are being repaired or refurbished. Lantern roofs are strong, energy efficient and look stylish.