Double Glazing Blog from Merton Windows

What Happens When You Want a New Porch Installed?

What Happens When You Want a New Porch Installed?

By | Double Glazing, Porch | No Comments

While a porch can transform the look at the front of a home, they also come with an array of functionality, including draught protection, improved energy efficiency and an extra layer of security for your property. They can even provide additional storage space, meaning they’re not just an attractive feature for your home.

However, many wonder what’s involved when undertaking a home improvement project such as this, worrying it’s going to be a complex process. Luckily, we’ve detailed the simple steps it involves. Read More

How to Replace Period Property Windows While Retaining Its Charm

How to Replace Period Property Windows While Retaining Its Charm

By | Double Glazing, Residence 9, Windows | No Comments

New windows and doors can transform the look of a home, but those who live in or run period properties often worry that the aesthetics will lose their character and charm. With such misconceptions, it can be easy to overlook the signs that your period windows need replacing, keeping those energy bills high while risking the security of the property. Not only that, but a home can start to look run down without the proper maintenance.

Here’s our expert advice for replacing your period property windows. Read More

Why Are Sash Windows One of the Most Requested Glazing Styles?

Why Are Sash Windows One of the Most Requested Glazing Styles?

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Whether you’re looking to inject some character into a contemporary home or you’re updating the look of a Georgian or Victorian style property but want to maintain its traditional charm, sash windows are a great choice. Despite being a style which rose in popularity throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, sash windows remain one of the most requested glazing styles here at Merton Windows.

Let’s take a look at why sash windows have kept their place as one of our customers’ favourite choices when selecting new windows. Read More

How Easy Are Roof Lanterns to Install?

How Easy Are Roof Lanterns to Install?

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Thinking about installing a roof lantern?

While some choose skylights for their simplicity, roof lanterns are popular for providing a sophisticated alternative which lets maximum natural light into your rooms while acting as an attractive feature of your property. Usually installed in existing flat roofs such as extensions, home offices and conservatories, they brighten spaces and provide a cosy, welcoming feel with beautiful aerial views of the sky above both in the day and at night. They can also increase the energy efficiency of your home, boasting functionality as well as classic architectural style.

However, some homeowners worry that they’re complex to install, providing unwanted disruption and stress. Such misconceptions can stop home improvements in their tracks.

Here’s our guide to how much hassle roof lantern installations really are. Read More

What front door colour would suit your home?

What front door colour would suit your home?

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Choosing a front door for your home is probably one of the most fun elements of any new build or renovation project. It’s almost like the finishing stamp on the property – the part that really shows off your personality and sets off the rest of the design. Think about it: it’s the first thing that visitors see when they approach your home, and it’s the last thing you touch as you leave the house, so it has to be spot on. You might love the idea of being able to direct visitors by saying “We’re the house with the big red door”, for example, or you may prefer an understated design that blends subtly with the rest of your property. Whatever effect you’re looking for, here’s how to choose a front door colour that will suit your home. Read More

Is it time to review your window and door security?

Is it time to review your window and door security?

By | Front Doors, Security, Windows | No Comments

Windows and doors are there to keep you safe within your home. Yes, they’re also there to keep you warm and protect you from the elements, but security is a huge part of their function. As such, it’s important to check that they’re as secure as possible with a regular security review. Doing so will put your mind at ease that, in the event of an attempted break-in or other crime, your windows and doors will remain secure. Here’s a quick list of things you can check – if anything’s not quite right, you can always call a window expert and they will be able to help you with boosting the security of your windows and doors. Read More

Should you use blue glass in your conservatory roof?

Should you use blue glass in your conservatory roof?

By | Conservatories, Double Glazing | No Comments

It’s no secret that conservatories can get quite warm in the summer months. It’s part of their appeal, helping homeowners create a bright, cosy and snug living space where they can curl up with a book, enjoy a leisurely lunch, entertain guests or just look out onto the garden. But, if you’d rather keep the temperature in your conservatory down a little, then blue glass may be the solution for you. Blue glass can be used in your conservatory roof to regulate the temperature and make sure that your space is as comfortable as possible. Read More

Planning an extension? Don’t forget the bifold doors!

Planning an extension? Don’t forget the bifold doors!

By | Bi-folding doors, Double Glazing | No Comments

There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning an extension for your home, but one thing that should be at the top of your to-do list is organising your bifold doors. Your extension will look so much more spacious, airy and bright with gorgeous bifold doors – both for the internal and external doors. Here’s what you need to know about beautiful bifold doors. Read More

How to prepare your home for replacement windows

How to prepare your home for replacement windows

By | Double Glazing, uPVC Windows | No Comments

When you choose to invest in replacement windows for your home, it’s understandable that you want the process to be smooth and hassle-free. When you choose reputable glazing professionals to install your replacement windows, the work will be carried out as efficiently as possible. Of course, there are always preparations that you can make to ensure that your replacement window installation can get off the ground without delay. Here are just a few. Read More

What are awning windows?

What are awning windows?

By | Aluminium Windows, Commercial Glazing, Double Glazing | No Comments

When it comes to choosing windows for your home or business space, there is such a wide range of options and customisations that you really can find the perfect designs for your property. If you are looking to boost ventilation and natural light in a particular room, then one style you could opt for is awning windows. Here’s what you need to know about them. Read More