Two of our most popular window styles here at Sheffield Double Glazing are casement windows and sliding sash windows. Read on for more information about their individual benefits and ultimately, help you to decide which style is best for you.

Casement Sliding sash
Material uPVC or aluminium uPVC timber effect
Energy efficiency Thanks to a seal around their edges, which, when the window is closed, is compressed against the frame, casement windows are very energy efficiency
Colour palette Available in a selection of attractive colours such as Chartwell Green and includes a range of realistic woodgrain effect finishes
Configurations An array of configurations including top hung, side hung, or bottom hung. The most popular is the side hung casement window A sliding sash window is opened using the window catch and leaving it in the same position
Frame width More specifically aluminium casement windows are a more premium product and have a slimline appearance which is perfect for contemporary property installations Because a sash window needs some form of counterbalance mechanism built into the outer frames, the frames will be thicker than the average casement window
Period features available The intricate detailing creates a beautiful aesthetic to the fa├žade of your home and can add a modern twist to a traditional Yorkshire property You can choose from a selection of astragal bar configurations to really get the period aesthetic. Or perhaps add run through sash horns or your choice of traditional hardware to finish your window frames

Which is better, casement windows or sliding sash windows?

We have highlighted some of the benefits between these window types, but which one is better? Ultimately, this answer is entirely down to you and your personal requirements.

Saying that however, something to bear in mind is that traditional wooden sash windows are often the only option in conservation areas because of legislation surrounding the preservation of heritage properties. So, in this instance, they are better.

However, normally, the decision is that it is down to your preference and the style of your South Yorkshire home. Arrange your free quotation today and let our team help you.

Attractive and high performing windows from Sheffield Double Glazing

At Sheffield Double Glazing we install top quality windows, from casement and sliding sash windows to tilt and turn and bay windows, whatever your preferences, we are sure to meet them. Design your dream windows now or alternatively contact our team today on 0114 327433.

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