Getting ready your luxury house is anything but easy and it takes a lot of things that you need to consider, especially when it comes to windows. Yes, you can do it on your own if you are a fan of DIY projects or you find window glass replacement tips on the Internet that you will follow, but have in mind that finding and setting the right pane is a serious task that should be performed by the skilled workers.
The appropriate window size
When choosing the right window, the type of it is determined by several factors like getting a good view, creating the space or allowing the sun light to penetrate inside the house to provide you natural light. Of course, it depends where your house is, is it in Northern climate or down to the South, like in Spain for example. As you know, it lets heat out during the winter while it lets the heat in during the summer. The bigger it is, the greater amount of heat you get/lose, but that also depends on the specification of a window, where high specifications minimalize the effect.
Should you use sliding glass walls?
The sliding glass wall is something very modern and contemporary that would be the perfect choice to connect your terrace and kitchen. You will most of your time eat in the kitchen, so the connection should be seamless and easy, without any complicated doorlocks. Folding glass walls are awesome as they can give you the additional space once you close them and they offer you the natural light that goes to your house from the outside. In case you have a big terrace that you want to access easily, then glass walls is the best way to go.
Wood or PVC material for a frame?
Although the overall quality totally depends on the skills of a man who place the windows, the material of window frame is also an important factor. Basically, you are buying the durability or cool look. Wooden frames are natural and look maybe better, but PVC material ensured durability without too much of maintenance but also costs more.
Don’t forget insulation
Insulation is important, especially during the winter and if you do not insulate your window properly, you will experience a serious set of heat loss. Coatings and glazing are inevitable part of ensuring you get the proper windows and insulation, so double glazing is pretty much the standard. Usually, there are air gaps of 16-20 mm between the glass.
Low-e coatings reflect the heat from the inside the room, but they do look the same as regular glass. Some people prefer filling the gap between window panes with air or gasses like krypton, argon or xenon. For example, argon is known to reduce the UV value by 30% which is a lot. The best part with gasses is that they can last up to 20 years, as they disappear very slowly.