One of the main decisions to make with regard to double glazing is whether to opt for uPVC frames or wooden frames. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so it makes sense to explore the possibilities offered by each before you make your decision.
You will find uPVC frames tend to be cheaper than wooden ones, so if your budget is an issue this could be the defining factor. Both are capable of lasting many years if they are properly looked after; in the case of uPVC it is worth finding a trusted supplier that installs nothing but the best quality uPVC frames. If they are very cheap they have a tendency to go yellow after some years of exposure to the sun.
Maintenance is also worth thinking about. Wooden windows will need treating regularly so the wood stays protected and does not rot under the onslaught of the elements. Meanwhile uPVC will need nothing more than a clean with a soft soapy cloth every now and then. It cannot rot like wood does, so this is a plus point if you don’t have much time to clean and treat your windows on a regular basis.
Finally you should consider the overall appearance of your home. Some people prefer the natural look of wooden frames; indeed, some properties look more appealing with wooden frames as opposed to uPVC ones. Think of older properties and you will get the idea. You may also wish to take a look at the properties closest to yours, to see what would fit in with your surroundings.
As you can see your decision will be made on a mixture of factors. Budget, cleaning, appearance and upkeep all factor in and enable you to make the best decision for your pocket – and for your property.