If you’re thinking of buying new windows or doors, then you’ll want to be sure that you’re making a wise investment.
There are plenty of surveys out there which say that replacing your windows and doors adds value – potentially by as much as 10% if you’re replacing single glazing with double glazing – but they can also make your home much more saleable as well.
The most obvious thing is the kerb appeal – as long as they suit the style and age of the property, then new windows and doors will always make a home look more appealing. They’ll also show new owners that the house is well cared for and, of course that they won’t have to worry about the cost of replacing them themselves.
Bifolds obviously deliver that indoor/outdoor open plan look which so many new buyers are looking for and, if you want to make the most of any view, then slim sightlines sliding doors are the perfect way to achieve that.
But most people don’t buy new windows and doors because they want to sell. They’re also a great way to save money on energy costs, and with fuel prices rocketing, the payback will be even quicker.
The windows and doors with the highest WER/DER ratings and the lowest U-Values are obviously the most efficient and, if you want the ultimate in thermal performance, then most products in the AluK range can be further enhanced by adding triple glazing as well.
Lots of the windows and door systems in AluK’s range can be specified with Secured by Design Accreditation (SBD). That means the locking systems have passed the most stringent security tests in real world simulations. It not only gives you peace of mind that your home is more secure, but some insurers will give a discount on your home insurance policy if you have the SBD endorsement to prove it.