Bay Windows and French Doors
An often performed renovation on existing homes is the removal of small bedroom windows and replacing them with a set of stylish French doors or a bay window.
Bay windows and French doors are not only an elegant addition to a home architecture, but also provide spaciousness and convenience, potentially increasing a character and resale value in the future.
Bay windows are often associated with Victorian architecture and achieved great popularity in the 1870s. Bay windows provide the illusion of a larger room projecting outward from the main walls of a building ‘while increasing natural light and the angle of view over that delivered by standard windows.
French doors resemble a pair of door-height casement windows which open back upon themselves and consist of a frame around one or more transparent and/or translucent panels, generally leading onto a porch or terrace, or into another room.
While traditionally made from timber, steel or aluminum, uVPC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride), a firm and particularly resilient form of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is allowing both of these renovations to be carried out using energy efficient dual-glazed panels.
Dual-glazing traps a inner of air between each pane of glass, delivering much improved insulating similarities against loss of household heating and/ or cooling, in addition to providing a sound dampening effect that can cut external noise by up to 70 percent over single paned doors and windows – but hey, don’t tell the kids it also stops noise from inside getting out by that much too.
While standard window glass is not a particularly effective obstacle to already casual burglars, easily broken by a gloved hand, double glazed uPVC French doors and Bay windows are made using impact-resistant glass – obtainable in different colors and shades of tinting – and more modern, efficient locking systems than generally used on standard windows.
Custom-built to exactly fit the existing window space, uPVC bay windows and French doors average no more rattling windows, and put an end to the cycle of stripping and re-painting wooden windows every few years, while being impervious to termites or other pests, decay and decay.
While French doors or a bay window can be installed by a competent home-handyman or woman with a few tools, there are more than a few expert Brisbane home renovation companies able to perform the work for you, with their skill enabling them to finish the job in as little as a few hours.