Always choose the best quality windows your budget will allowInstalling new windows is one of the best ways to dramatically improve the look of your home, as well as reduce your energy bills. If your windows are reaching the end of their lifecycle, and you are thinking about replacement windows, there are a few key points to consider. Scrimping on quality and cost can lead to higher costs and greater inconvenience in the long run, particularly when it comes to energy efficiency and home security.

Energy efficiency

Choosing energy-rated uPVC windows can help you save energy and reduce CO2 emissions from your home, and can cut heat loss by more than 20 per cent. Just as you look at the energy rating sticker when you buy a new fridge or freezer, you should ask your glazing provider what ratings their windows have been awarded. A-rated windows can reduce your heating bill by more than £250, and that’s just in the first year. Assuming energy costs continue to rise at five per cent or more a year, that could add up to more than £3,000 in savings over a period of 10 years. Windows with a lower energy rating may appear more cost effective at first glance, but you will pay more in energy bills in the long run.


You cannot put a price on peace of mind, and home security is of increasing importance to homeowners who are looking to replace their windows. Therefore, you should look for high-quality locking systems, and the flexibility to add extra locks as needed. At Hamilton Windows, we use Kömmerling window systems, which were the first products to gain British Board of Agrément (BBA) approval for security. These windows come with a Eurogroove feature that allows additional security measures, like shootbolts, to be added easily without damaging the new window.

Quality and style

Installing new windows is an investment, so you want to get your money’s worth. The overall look and style of the windows is an important part of this; after all, they are one of the main things you see from both the interior and exterior of a property, and you want to be 100 per cent happy with them. Today’s glazing options include uPVC, hardwood timber and aluminium frames, which come in vibrant shades and natural grain finishes. Make sure you choose a style and finish that not only suits your personal taste, but that works with the look of your property and is something that you will enjoy looking at for many years.

We recently installed a complete set of new sash double glazed windows in a home in Esher which added more security for the homeowner as well as improving their energy efficiency too.

Quality, performance and value for money are always at the forefront of our minds. For more information and help with choosing the right windows for your property, contact Hamilton Windows today.