House renovation – why you need to replace your windows in Dunkirk MD
1. Reasons for new windows
There are many reasons to install new windows or have them installed. Of course, keep in mind that new windows require a significant investment – so you want to make sure those reasons are good enough. Fortunately, this investment ensures years of improvement in living comfort and a significant saving on the annual energy bill… which is the most important reason (if you ask us). We guide you through the most important reasons for choosing a set of new windows. Can you find yourself in this? Do not hesitate to contact us: together we will look at a tailor-made plan of action, so that you can start enjoying your new windows as soon as possible!
# 1 Reason One: Your home desperately needs a new look
Maybe you just bought a new home, maybe you just need a change in your permanent home. In any case, it is common knowledge that installing new windows – and doors, of course – can provide a major visual upgrade. Say goodbye to those old, discolored or peeling window profiles – and make way for brand new ones in the material and color you want. You will notice that your entire home will immediately look very different!
# 2 Reason two: you want to feel safer in the house
Burglars have a nose for weak spots in the house. And in most cases these are outdated window or door profiles. By having new windows installed, you immediately strengthen the barrier between inside and outside. Moreover, that (mandatory) double glazing is also much more difficult to break and it makes a hell of a noise if it does get broken… which will usually ensure that the burglar will run away faster.
# 3 Reason Three: Your Windows Are Outdated
When your windows have been around for a while, damage can often occur. And these are rarely visible! Just think of minuscule damage or small cracks that you cannot see with the naked eye, but that do cause a deteriorated insulation of your entire home. You can of course (temporarily) solve this with the help of silicone sealant or draft strips, but sooner or later it will be time for the inevitable… So just rest in your destiny – and choose your favorite profiles today.
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Do you always have to swallow when that damned energy bill ends up on the dining table? Then there is a good chance that the condition of your windows is the culprit. Because, more often than not, that high bill is on a poorly insulated home. In other words: windows that do not do their job in terms of insulation, causing heating costs to skyrocket.
Therefore, consider installing new glazing or having it installed: after all, today’s windows have a wonderful insulation value. With the right glazing, you can save up to 20 % on your annual energy bill and ensure lower CO 2 emissions!
# 5 Reason Five: You live in a noisy environment
Living in a bustling neighborhood comes with many advantages: you are always close to everything, there is always something to do and you are never bored. But what if you need to relax in the seat with all that noise in front of the door? Well, when you have new windows installed, you can opt for the acoustic variant. Combine this glazing with the right profiles – and you can be sure that you will not be bothered by street noise.
2 . Types of material for your windows
Install new windows, ” It’s a long quest. There are many choices to make and decisions to make. And one of the first choices you have to make? Which material we will use to design your windows. At Bruynseels-Vochten you always have the choice between two materials: PVC and aluminum. Of course, both materials are of the highest quality available, but they also come with their own unique advantages. Want to learn more about PVC versus aluminum? We are happy to guide you through it.
2 . 1 Aluminum
Do you choose aluminum windows? Then you opt for a sleek modern look that makes a statement. Together with Reynaers, of which we are a recognized partner, we guarantee the correct construction and installation of your aluminum windows. In addition, you enjoy a ten-year warranty, a modern look, ease of maintenance, perfect insulation and many options in terms of finish.
The biggest advantages of aluminum windows
A sleek, modern look
Aluminum windows offer many construction options, making them suitable for larger windows. In general, this extremely strong material provides a contemporary and industrial look with character.
You can easily personalize aluminum windows: both the inside and the outside can be designed in all RAL colours. You also enjoy a textured lacquer that provides a smooth and scratch-resistant look.
Aluminum windows are easy to clean. All you have to do is go over it with a damp cloth and some pH neutral detergent.
Perfect thermal insulation
In standard version up to 1 . 46 W /m²K, which means a lower energy bill. In addition, aluminum windows are the sustainable choice: aluminum is 100 % recyclable.
When you choose PVC windows, you choose affordable quality. Together with VEKA , of which we are a recognized partner, we supply perfectly installed PVC windows with a ten-year guarantee – and many advantages to take advantage of.
Consider, for example, the countless finishing options (be sure to ask for the available RAL colours), the ease of maintenance, the high insulation value and the excellent price-quality ratio. In other words, when you choose PVC , you choose affordable and durable windows that are also friendly for your energy bill.
The biggest advantages of PVC windows
Numerous finishing options
Personalize your PVC windows by choosing between the 55 available RAL colours. These foils are colorfast for decades, so you can enjoy them for years. With PVC you always get the style that suits you and your home.
PVC attracts little dirt, making it easy to maintain. All you need is a damp cloth and pH neutral detergent. Job done!
High insulation value
PVC has a low U‑ value, so you lose less heat in the house. In standard version up to 1 . 0 W/m² (and believe us: you will be happy with that!).
The raw material prices of PVC are very favorable, making them budget-friendly to purchase. In addition, PVC has a long service life: they last more than 30 years. Top quality for a friendly price!
3 . Types of windows
In addition to the glazing and the material for your profiles, you also have the type of window that you have to choose: how do you prefer to open your window? After all, this depends on the location of the window, your need for comfort, how your house is set up, and so on. We list the different windows for you, so that you can start thinking about all the options! (and a combo of all, of course that’s also possible, hey!)
3 . 1 Sliding windows
Sliding windows come in all sizes, shapes, types and colours. We list them for you…
Lift-slide windows can support heavy and large windows. The mechanism lifts the sliding window, after which you can slide the window open.
With tilt-slide windows, the sliding sash tilts towards the inside of the house. Because the weight of the sash is tipped to the inside of the house, the system can carry less heavy sashes than lift-slide windows, so the window width is also somewhat more limited.
Folding sliding window
Do you want to go for a contemporary look? Then folding windows might be something for you. The different window parts can all be folded together, or piece by piece. In this way one large open window surface is created. Nice is not it?
3 . 2 Hinged windows
A revolving window opens in one direction to the inside of the home: ideal for ventilating your home on hot days. Since you can open the window, you can easily clean it from the inside. Do you want the fittings (or the hinges) to be visible? Or rather hidden? The choice is yours!
3 . 3 Bottom -hung window & tilt and turn window
Tilt windows or bottom-hung windows tilt open to the inside of the house through a hinge at the bottom of the window. The tilt function is useful if you want to ventilate your home all day in winter or summer, because the function offers more safety.
Do you want to combine the turn function and the tilt function? Which can. A turn-tilt window is admittedly somewhat more expensive, but you also enjoy the advantages of both.
You can compensate for the additional cost of turn-tilt windows by means of premiums. If you renovate windows and your home is at least 25 years old, your investment may qualify for the renovation premium or improvement premium. Whether or not you receive this premium depends, among other things, on your income(s).
4 . Insulation premiums
The installation – or renovation – of your windows naturally comes with a price tag: that should come as no surprise. Fortunately, you can sometimes rely on certain premiums and/or subsidies. Whether you are assigned this depends on several factors. We have already listed the most important options that are interesting to investigate before you pay that invoice. Good to know: in addition to these premiums, there are a number of other alternatives, so be well informed. We can also assist you with this, so feel free to drop by!
# 1 Total Renovation Bonus
If you plan several renovations once, there is a chance that you will qualify for the total renovation bonus : a financial allowance for those who request at least 3 premiums from grid operator Fulvous – or combine at least two with a ventilation system – and that within a period of five years.
# Flemish umbrella renovation grant
We have good news for those who are thinking of a partial – or even a complete – replacement of the exterior joinery around windows, exterior doors and glazing. The Flemish umbrella renovation premium can assist you in this, for every home in the Flemish region with an age that is older than 30 years.
# 5 Additional premiums per municipality
And, to conclude, additional premiums are paid per municipality when you have high-efficiency glazing installed. The options differ greatly from municipality to municipality, as do the conditions and the amounts. A visit to your town hall is therefore recommended.
Be sure to read the blog below, which goes into more detail about the premiums just listed.
Read through everything and still have questions – or don’t feel like going through all this on your own? That’s what we’re here for! Feel free to make an appointment via our website, let us know what you would like more information about – and we will contact you as soon as possible for an appointment. Then we’ll go on it together’ T ease again completely.
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5 . accessories
Now that you’ve chosen those new windows, you’re all set to order these as well. Or… still looking for a handy extra as icing on the cake? Then you are at the right place at Bruynseels-Vochten: we are happy to provide your new windows with every comfort, so that you don’t have to worry about anything. Read on to discover all our accessories for your windows – and feel free to let us know what you prefer!
5 . 4 Shutters
Roller shutters are always a good idea, if you ask us. After all, these toppers bring with them many advantages, both in terms of living comfort and safety. And admit it… who wouldn’t want to live a more comfortable, cooler, more private and safer life? We tell you more about the benefits you get when you have roller shutters installed.
The benefits of roller shutters
Save money: with roller shutters you get double insulation at home. In this way they keep heat out in the summer and heat in in the winter.
You enjoy perfect temperatures all year round and you will also feel this on your energy bill: after all, you need to heat or cool less. Not only better for your wallet, but also for the environment. So the perfect combination!
Roller shutters are also perfect for obtaining more privacy in the house. Just take it downstairs – and voilà: a wonderfully closed living room without prying eyes.
In addition, roller shutters also have a sound-absorbing effect: ideal for when you live on a busy road or next to a noisy cafe. Noise from outside? Forget it: with shutters you can be sure of a cutting where you can completely relax
Different types of shutters
We place the traditional roller shutter at the top of the window – and the whole is then contained behind the exterior brickwork of your home. On the inside, we neatly finish the whole with a roller shutter box.
You can also opt for a built-on roller shutter. This type is ideal for when there is not enough space behind the inside of the outer wall. We mount the roller shutter on the window, so that the two form a nice whole.
If you do not want to lose any of your window height, a roller shutter is the perfect option. We attach the roller shutter box visibly to the outside of your facade, but nothing needs to be done from the inside.
Moreover, you can choose for yourself what operating system you work with. For example, you can opt for manual operation with hand or ribbon, but also for an electric switch or a remote control. In short, it comes down to this: you choose, we install.
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6 . Windows maintenance
Aluminum and PVC windows and doors are maintenance-friendly, but not maintenance-free! Fortunately, you can get away with it in minutes, at least if you take a look at our handy tips. Happy cleanings!
Maintain aluminum windows
Aluminum windows are maintenance-friendly. They don’t attract much dust and they don’t rust or crack. They still need some maintenance, but not on a regular basis: you only need to clean aluminum windows a few times a year. Aggressive products such as scouring pads, solvents and caustic products are not allowed. After all, they cause irreparable damage. It is therefore best to choose a damp cloth, cold water and a pH-neutral cleaning agent.
Maintain PVC windows
PVC windows (or plastic windows) are the perfect replacement for wooden windows. PVC windows are more sensitive to scratches. That is why the maintenance of PVC windows requires a little more attention. When cleaning plastic windows, make sure they are sufficiently wet. If they are too dry, there is a greater chance of scratching. Extra tip: clean your PVC windows on a less sunny day. During cleaning, the windows will dry up faster due to the sun and therefore become more sensitive to cracks and scratches.
7 . Extra inspiration before ordering your new windows
In the meantime, you know everything about windows, what is involved in the installation and replacement – and you are an expert in the choice of materials. But what could your windows look like in real life? Are you going for a classic or modern style – or rather rural or design? We share some of our most recent realizations, so that you can come by completely inspired. Feel free to tell us what you do and do not expect, so that we can design your windows to measure.
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