The idea of steel windows and doors might seem an obvious choice but for the right property, they can be of the best decisions you will ever make. They are not just gorgeous to look at, they brighten up your home and offer a sense of security as well as efficiency.
We would love to take you through why opting for steel windows and doors is such a good way forward. In this guide, you will find everything you need to know so that you make the right decision for your home and yourself.
Do They Add Aesthetic to Your Home?
Steel windows and doors are more expensive than their aluminium counterparts but they are thin and elegant and they allow so much more glass per panel. They add a great deal of character to the home and become a design statement while at the same time they manage to be rather understated and austere and efficient due to their industrial and highly-engineered aesthetic.
They tend to complement the exterior and interior of the homes in which they are installed. They often provide a historic look and a period feel to your home. At the same time, they can be quite a contemporary addition depending on the rest of your interior design choices and the way you like to decorate your home.
The frames are slender and not bulky, which means that they allow a lot of light into the home while remaining robust and durable. Since they require little to no maintenance, they are simple to look after and can be left to their own devices without worry (unlike their timber counterparts for example).
We use the thinnest frames possible to ensure that you have the best sightlines to your garden or through visually connecting the interior spaces of your home. At Green Home Glazing we can fabricate any window and door design and our products will be custom made for you and specifically in response to your design and other requirements.
Steel windows and doors will add value to your property, especially as they are a sought-after addition in a growing and demanding property market. For this reason, they are an excellent investment and something you might want to consider beyond its aesthetics.
Do They Add to Home Security?
Steel windows and doors might be slender but this does not make them less robust. They provide exceptional security and are tough to break, handling years of wear and tear without issue. They are one of the most secure forms of window and door frames.
Furthermore, we offer double and triple toughened glazing to help make the glass on your windows and doors more secure. So, you get all of the beauty of the frames and the light from the outside with a reinforced system that keeps you and your family safe.
We also provide multi-point locking systems for your peace of mind alongside heavy-duty hinges that are tough to break. To keep any children in the home safe, we also ensure that the joints are finger-safe, so there is no risk to the little ones getting caught in the doors.
Are Steel Windows and Doors Good for the Environment?
Iron and steel are two of the most recycled materials, and we ensure that our steel windows and doors are made from recycled material as much as possible. This ensures that our carbon footprint remains low and helps you make a positive impact on the planet.
Steel frames can be thermally broken for a further positive effect, and we also ensure that triple glazing is used to keep your home naturally warm in the winter months so that you can save on your energy bills. Reducing energy use like this adds up greatly to looking after the planet and it also reduces your energy bills.
What About Noise and Efficiency?
Our steel windows and doors offer a noise reduction level of up to 45dB, allowing you to enjoy a quiet and peaceful home when you need it the most. The triple glazing helps with this, providing a thick layer of protection that keeps your home quiet without blocking ventilation.
At Green Home Glazing we can also add specialist acoustic layers to the double glazing panels to offer increased sound transfer reduction and a more quiet internal environment for you and your family.
Do You Need Planning Permission?
There are cases where you may need planning permission in order to have steel windows and doors installed. This is especially true if you are in a conservation area, many of which have strict policies with regards to the materials used and the appearance of windows and doors.
It is best to contact your local planning authority before you go ahead with any work so that you can check if planning permission is required in order for you to proceed. We would also like to note that replacement windows and doors will need to comply with Building Regulations.
If you have any concerns and would like to talk through the planning process and why you might need planning permission, you are welcome to give us a call and our Chartered Architect (RIBA / ARB) company director will be able to take you through the process in more detail.
Steel windows and doors can be an incredible addition to any home. They add a sense of contemporary design and bring a calming aesthetic to any room. With minimal upkeep and excellent efficiency, it is easy to see why they are such a popular choice.
At Green Home Glazing, we would love to help you on your journey to a home that better suits your needs and style. You can give us a call and speak with one of our professional team members for more information and a quote. Let us help you create a happier home.