French Windows are large windows that provide an unobstructed view of your outdoor environment – a perfect choice if you want to enjoy the look of your garden or patio area from the comfort of your kitchen, dining room, or living room.
French Windows are usually composed of two large glass panels that open inward or outward, leaving a broad and visually pleasing opening with no mullion in the middle. This creates an attractive interconnection between your indoor and outdoor spaces, letting in plenty of natural light, as well as a burst of fresh air.
French Windows are famous for their attractive, elegant style. If you’re looking to bring a lighter and more open feel to your home, they are an excellent choice.
French Windows are highly versatile and can benefit many different rooms in your home. They are commonly found in living rooms, dining areas, and bedrooms, providing abundant natural light and extensive outdoor views. If you’re refitting your entire home, they are an ideal way to bring refined detail to your space.
The durability of your French Windows will depend on the quality of the materials used. High-quality materials such as uPVC will provide a longer life for your French Windows – and the same applies if you use tempered or laminated glass in the panes.
At Allerton Windows, our French Windows are made from an updated uPVC design that’s more robust and resilient than that found in most French Windows. As a result, you can be sure they will contribute to the overall atmosphere of your home for a long time to come.
And while French Windows aren’t maintenance-intensive, basic upkeep will help them stay in the best condition for longer. Regular cleaning can help extend their lifespan, and it’s important to inspect them frequently for signs of wear or damage.
French Windows offer a broad range of benefits, making them an excellent choice if you’re replacing old windows.
Firstly, they can be extensively customised to suit your specific needs – especially if you buy your French Windows from Allerton Windows! We provide a wide choice of colours and fittings, so you’ll be sure to find something that perfectly matches your decor.
French Windows also help bring natural light directly into your home, limiting your need for artificial lighting. What is more, the sophisticated design of French Windows is a great way to add a stylish, elegant feel to your rooms.
Finally, the wide opening offered by French Windows can also help to provide a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor living areas. This can make spaces feel larger and more cohesive, improving the overall comfort of your home.
Broadly speaking, French Windows only need to be replaced when they are showing significant signs of wear. This may be visible on the glass or frame and can lead to draughts getting into your home. If you take care, however, it will be at least 20 to 30 years before your French Windows display any real wear and tear.
In order to prolong the lifespan of your windows, make sure you attend to any cracks, chips or broken panes as soon as you can. More generally, be aware of any decrease in the level of sound or heat insulation your windows are providing – this could be a sign they may need replacing.
At Allerton Windows, we pride ourselves on delivering a bespoke service tailored to your exact needs. Given the variety of styles and materials on offer, as well as the different sizes of frames, our French Window prices will vary from customer to customer. Your best option is to give us a call or come into our showroom to get a personalised quote for fitting French Windows.
While French Windows feature larger panes of glass and can be opened more widely than most other types of windows, this does not necessarily make them any less secure. Allerton Windows’ bespoke French Windows can incorporate numerous security features that will keep you and your family perfectly safe.
Our French Windows come with high-security locks as standard, so you can rest safe in the knowledge your home is totally secure. We can also include hinge guards for an additional level of protection. And if you’re concerned about child safety, we’ve got you covered – our French Windows can be fitted with child restrictors for added peace of mind.
Further, the hinged opening of French Windows means they can act as an additional fire escape in an emergency.
Nobody wants to see their energy bills creeping up, but don’t worry – French Windows won’t necessarily make it harder to keep your home warm through winter. At Allerton Windows, we’re committed to providing energy-efficient uPVC French Windows that will add style and functionality to your home without impacting your comfort.
All of our French Windows can achieve an A+ energy rating for maximum thermal efficiency, and our high-quality double or triple-glazing options mean you won’t need to worry about any annoying draughts.
French Doors are a popular choice for connecting your indoor and outdoor space and bringing a lighter and more open feeling into your home. French Windows have a similar function, utilising large panes of glass and a hinged opening to add a bright, airy atmosphere to any room.
However, French Windows have a different design and function than French Doors. As the name suggests, unlike French Doors they’re not intended as another entrance to your home. For this reason, they’re generally narrower than French Doors and don’t reach fully to the floor. Like other windows, they will often have a sill at the bottom.
So, while French Doors may be more well-known, don’t overlook the benefits that a French Window could bring to your space. However, if you’re interested in French Doors, don’t worry – we’re here to help. Head over to our French doors page to discover our range of classic, stylish offerings.