Dealing with the unwanted attentions of insects, spiders and other unpleasant creepy-crawlies is a fact of life across most parts of Australia, and preventing them from gaining access to your home through open windows is particularly important if you live close to freshwater or have family members who are sensitive to bites and stings. Consequently, many homeowners fit their windows with fine mesh screens, which prevent bugs and other nasties from entering through open windows.
The style and type of double-glazed windows you choose will have significant impact on the value and kerb appeal of your home. It's important to know what options you have, and which will work best with other design and functionality aspects of your home. Getting double-glazed windows for your entire home will require a considerable financial investment, and so you should research well to ensure you've made the best decisions. These are some things to think about as you shop around.
Window blinds and shades are a good choice for any home with limited space around the windows, as they're compact and small and fit inside the window frame itself. They're also easy to motorize so you can open and close them remotely, and which will also ensure an even edge when you partially open a long line of blinds and shades. Because there are so many choices for blinds and shades on the market today, and because window treatments are so important for a room's appearance and even its insulation, note a few tips on how to choose the right type, material, and style of window blinds and shades for your home.
The material that you choose to frame your double glazed windows will affect the cost of your project, how long it lasts and how your windows look in the end, so it's important to know all you can about the options you have. Basically, these windows can be made from aluminium, uPVC or timber. All the above options have up and downsides depending on your unique needs.
Obviously, many people start by looking into the purchase price.
Leaded glass, or leadlight windows, can offer a stunning appearance to your home, as the leaded or coloured glass can be a work of art on its own, while also bringing in more colour to the home's exterior space. If you are thinking about having a leadlight window made for your home, or already have one that is now in need of repairs, note a few questions you might have about this material and its care, so you know the best choice for designs and know what to expect in the repair process: