If you're on the hunt for a new timber window for your home, you might feel overwhelmed by all of the options available to you. And that’s totally normal!
There are a lot of things to consider, from size and style, to material and setup. If you're looking for some help finding a window that suits your needs, read on. This guide will walk you through some of the most important factors to consider when choosing the right timber window.
1. Consider your budget
The first thing you should do when deciding on a timber window is to consider your budget. How much can you spend on your timber window?
No matter what your budget is, there are options available to you. The best thing about Timber is, with a number of styles and types, there’s a great chance you can find a timber window that fits your budget - or even save you money.
If you have already determined your budget and goal, you will want to stick to this when looking at different options.
2. How does the window fit into your home's interior?
The most important thing to consider when choosing windows is how they fit into the interior of your home. You want to make sure that they match the style of your home and fit in with the style of the other windows in the room. This will help create a cohesive look throughout your home.
Keeping your choices simple and not overwhelming yourself will make it easier on yourself in the long run. Start by trying pinterest or instagram to find images of windows that you think would suit your home.
Before you purchase your new windows, make sure you visit your local hardware store or timber window experts and ask them for recommendations on the best size, style, and location for your new windows.
Once you’ve made your decision on what type of timber you want, it is a good idea to install your new windows in a location that will maximize sunlight and provide natural light into your home.
3. How are you going to install it?
If your product needs to be installed it may be best to call a professional. However, if you're decent at DIY you can do it yourself but keep in mind, you’re going to want to ensure you have clear and concise instructions on how to install it.
Remember - different types of wood require different types of tools to install it. Most installs will require (at a minimum) a drill, saw and hammer. However, some may require more - For example, you might need a clamp to secure the internal framing for the wood window, or you might need tools that allow you to countersink screws. Other things you may need to install it yourself would be a T-square, square, and level to mark the stud locations.
4. What kind of warranty do you get with the window?
If you’re looking at timber windows, you want to make sure they have a decent warranty. A good manufacturer of timber windows will replace the window if it chips, breaks, or ceases to function.
5. Do you know how to care for your new timber window?
There are a few steps you need to take to care of your new timber windows. You will need to clean your timber windows from time to time as dust and dirt can accumulate on them.
To clean the windows, use a soft cloth and a solution of warm water and vinegar. You can also use a cleaning solution, such as windex. Clean your windows using a clean rag and a clean cloth. Be sure to allow the solution to dry before using it again.
Sunlight may also affect your windows over time so be sure to re-varnish and treat your windows regularly to prevent them from becoming worn and damaged.
With all of these considerations, finding the right timber window for your needs shouldn't be a difficult process.