Along with elements such as insulation and energy provision, choosing sustainable windows and doors for your property can have a big impact on your renovation.
WHY CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE WINDOWS AND DOORS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
If you are moving into a new home and it requires some investment and effort to bring it up to code or meet modern sustainability standards, then there are certain things you need to think about.
But you should never forget about the windows and doors.
These are weak spots in any building,
areas where air can escape, and heat can be lost.
But they are also easy to overlook.
If the windows and doors in your new home need an upgrade, then you should think carefully about what your new ones should be like. As well as being solid and offering a good degree of protection against the elements, they should also be as sustainable as possible. But before we look more at doors and windows, here are some other things you need to think about.
SETTING UP GAS AND ELECTRICITY IN YOUR NEW HOME
When you are setting up gas and electricity in your new home you should try and choose a tariff that offers sustainable energy. That is an energy that comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar, or other low impact sources. Tariffs are available that provide you with energy only from these areas, instead of more harmful fossil and nuclear fuels.
To get connected to the right supplier, simply find the right tariff and then make the call. They will be able to handle setting up a connection or changing over from a previous supplier.
Should I choose an Economy 7 or Economy 10 tariff?
An Economy 7 or Economy 10 tariff is one that gives you discounted rates for large periods of the day as long as you use energy at certain times. This could be a good option if you do not keep a routine around regular hours and could help to bring down your bill.
HOW ARE DOORS AND WINDOWS SUSTAINABLE?
Ideally, to be the most sustainable, the doors and windows you choose for your property should come from renewable sources such as wood. Wood by nature is a natural barrier to the cold. When cleverly designed and engineered into a window or door, and combined with double or triple glazing, it far outperforms PVC windows and doors. Timber windows can also limit the environmental impact of using plastic.
Bespoke quality windows and doors from specialists like Ranebrook will be made to measure and built using the finest quality materials for very long service life. This also helps to increase the sustainability of any home renovation. The longer the windows and doors stay in a building, the less new materials will be needed to replace them. That’s why investing in good quality fittings like these always makes good sense.
If you would like to know more about our windows and doors, do not hesitate and contact us. Our friendly team will be happy to help.