How to choose the right uPVC windows for your home

Ready to invest in new uPVC windows? Brilliant, but do you know which type and style you would like? It’s a big decision. Not only will your choice affect the overall look of your home, but it can also significantly impact its warmth and security. There are many different options to choose from – so be sure to do your research first and select the uPVC windows that are right for you.

3 steps to choosing the ideal uPVC windows

1. Window style

uPVC windows come in a variety of styles – and this is the first factor to consider when buying replacement windows. Of course, personal preference has a big part to play – but it’s also important to consider the style of your property and select windows that complement its character.

For example, casement and tilt-and-turn windows are an ideal option for a relatively new-build house. They combine modern style with day-to-day practicality and could be just what you need to give your home a fresh look. By contrast, sash and arched styles are much more suited to older properties – offering the perks of a uPVC window, whilst maintaining the building’s period charm.

2. Frame colours

Again, this comes down to personal preference. You need to think about what you’d like to achieve with your new uPVC windows. Do you want them to blend into the property’s existing appearance or do you want them to make a statement and stand out?

Here at JWS Home Improvements, we have a diverse range of frame colours for you to choose from. Keep things subtle with whites, greys and classic shades of oak, or opt for something a little more eye-catching with hues of red, green or blue. The choice is yours. You can even specify one colour for the outside frame and a different colour for the inside, to match your existing interior décor.

3. Glazing options

When it comes to the glazing of your new uPVC windows, there are two decisions to be made. Firstly, you need to choose the texture of your glass. Whilst standard clear panes are the most popular option – maximising light and visibility – patterned and decorative styles are also available, and these are recommended if you would like to create a feature window or enhance privacy.

You also need to choose between double-glazed and triple-glazed. Such units are built with two and three panes of glass, respectively, and both will improve your home’s energy efficiency and security. Triple-glazed uPVC windows are slightly more effective, but they do come with a bigger price tag, and it’s important to consider your finances carefully before making your decision.

tilt and turn and arched uPVC windows

Contact JWS for your replacement windows

Replacement uPVC windows can make a huge difference to your property. You should consider the options carefully and, if you need further information on the styles available, JWS are here to help. We’re one of the leading window fitters in St Helens, Wigan, Warrington and the surrounding areas and our team can offer tailored advice on the best type of uPVC windows for you and your home.

Download our brochure today and, if you have any questions, you’re welcome to get in touch. Either call us on 01744 747030 or send an email to

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