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Some Advice From Planet On Buying New Replacement Windows


Your guide to getting the perfect replacement windows

It’s only once every decade or two that you have to go out and buy replacement windows for your home, and when the time comes around to do that, it’s important that you make the right choice of windows. 

Windows perform so many jobs for your property. 

They have a big influence on its overall appearance, as well as stop the weather from entering your living space. They also insulate your rooms, and are meant to provide around-the-clock security so that no-one can break in and cause a threat. 

Any replacement windows must satisfy all of these roles, otherwise, they’ll be wasted money. 

Planet is well-placed to advise you on window buying and inform you of what to think about before purchasing any:

Window style

Do you know what window style you currently have? You could choose the same style again, or go for a different style entirely. Just be careful not to spoil your home’s original character. 

A number of window styles can be found, including casement windows (the most classic window style), bay and bow windows (a style that suits period residences) and tilt and turn windows (an inventive style with an inventive opening).  

Use other properties in your area as inspiration, looking to see what window styles they have.

A kitchen window

Window material

A few window suppliers still offer timber windows, but in the main, most of them either supply and install replacement windows made from UPVC or aluminium. The two materials are known for being great insulators. 

UPVC windows are really low-priced for what you get, which is a maintenance-free window that won’t rot or corrode as it ages, eliminating the need for repainting.

Aluminium windows won’t cost the earth either, and the frame around the glass is unbelievably slim. The finish on aluminium windows is really strong as it is powder-coated.

An oak coloured window

Window installer

Of course, a set of replacement windows will only do the job they’re supposed to if they offer the necessary quality and are installed to the required standard. 

You will be able to find every installer who fits in your area online, and when doing so, look out for any reviews they have to see what other customers have to say about them.

Planet has a fine reputation and has been in the industry for many years. We also have the Assure certification, which tells you we can be trusted with your home.

A window fitter

We’re thrilled to have reopened our showroom and it’s a venue you must come and visit if you want to see our replacement windows.


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