Take some time to read some of the most frequently asked questions below and discover what to look out for.
The Aluminium used in the manufacture of Trend Thermal windows is virtually maintenance free. Our Aluminium windows remain the original colour for decades after they are fitted, so no need to paint faded windows or to stain wooden frames. The only maintenance Trend Thermal windows require is the occasional wash with detergent and a wipe down a damp cloth to clean off excess dirt.
This is some important considerations and suggestion
• The door can have a key both inside and out (key – key)
• Or a key on the outside and a knob on the inside (key – turn)
• Or no key outside and just a turn knob on the inside (no key)
Lock options include; single point, two point and four point locks.
• Single point for low level security – Garages
• Two point – Commonly used for front doors
• Four point – These lock into the top and bottom of the window or door frame as well as the standard two point
A Four point lockset is ideal where wind and rain present issues. It ensures a more weather-tight seal against the prevailing elements.
The old adage ‘horses for courses’ comes to mind. They are both great options but some are more appropriate in certain scenarios. If the passage outdoors is narrow, then a sliding door may be a better solution than a bifold or French door, as the doors don’t open into the passage. Conversely, if you have a limited opening, then bifold doors will almost double the access from indoors to outdoors. It is about selecting the right door for your home.
Generally if you allowed five weeks it is highly likely your joinery will be ready. It does depend on how busy we are and how big the job is. That said some jobs can be done in as little as two weeks from acceptance of quote.
In short, no. Every situation is different. The cost will depend on;
• How many windows and doors are required
• What size are the windows and doors
• What colour i.e. standard or premium powder coated or anodised joinery
• What performance requirements are needed i.e. high wind zone or heavy units
• What type of glass i.e. single glazed, doubled glazed, toughened, laminated, tinted, low-E or Argon Gas filled
• What type of hardware and locks are required
• Is installation required, if so how easy is site access and has the hole been prepped
When undertaking a building project there are a number of considerations that need to be taken into account. Like, what material is best to use for the doors and windows of the building? Wood and unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (or uPVC) are all popular choices, but there are many reasons why aluminium should be your first choice.
Increasing a rooms insulation by installing one of Trend Thermal’s ’A’ Rated windows is a great start to reducing the condensation on your windows. Trickle vents can also be fitted which will help to ensure that room benefits from the chosen amount of ventilation.
Double glazing is insulating which also contributes towards the reduction of outside noise being heard in your home. This is great if you live in the centre of a city or on a busy road.
Modern double glazing like Trend Thermal’s is harder to break in to which is a deterrent for opportunist burglars as it also prevents them from quickly entering and exiting your home.
Trend Thermal goes one step further than most when it comes to window security. Our window frames have numerous additional security features such as multi-point locking mechanisms, friction hinges, dog bolts and security glazing clips. We also put glazing beads on the inside of the window, which makes it even more difficult for an intruder to gain entry into your home.
Double glazed windows ensure the heat is trapped inside your home for longer meaning lower settings on your thermostat or reduced running times. This leads to your daily carbon emissions being reduced and a smaller carbon footprint.
The Energy Saving Trust claims that if all windows in an average family home (3 bedroom, semi-detached house) were to be replaced with ‘A‘ Rated windows then you would save more than 680kg of CO₂ throughout the year.
Upgrading your windows from single glazed units to modern ’A’ Rated Double Glazed will help to reduce the loss of heat through your windows by a staggering 70% compared to a single glazed unit or 50%.
Glass plays a major role in the performance and comfort of your home.
• Low-E glass
• Argon fill
• Storm resistant glass
• Energy efficient glass
• Tinted glass
• Self cleaning glass
• Laminate glass
• Toughened glass
Double glazing has an array of benefits; it can halve the heat loss through the window significantly improving the thermal comfort of your home. It can also reduce perceived external noise, and reduce condensation built up in cold weather.
Double glazed windows become a vital part in achieving a well insulated home. They keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. With energy costs rising rapidly, standard single glazing is a liability, losing nearly 50 per cent of heat in a fully insulated house in winter, while at times allowing almost 90 per cent of solar heat gain during summer.