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A Guide to Replacement Windows:
Choosing Bronze

Posted: 27th October 2023

Windows are an essential part of any home, serving not only as portals to the outside world but also as a source of natural light and ventilation. Over time, however, windows may become outdated, inefficient, or even damaged, necessitating replacement. When the time comes to replace old windows, it's important to make well-informed decisions to enhance the aesthetics, functionality, and energy efficiency of your home. In this guide, we'll explore the key factors to consider when replacing old windows, the best way to undertake this project, and why bronze casement windows are an excellent choice.

Knowing when to replace old windows

bronze windows aesthetics

1. Energy Efficient

One of the most critical factors in determining whether to replace an old window is its energy efficiency. Older windows with single-pane glass or deteriorating frames can significantly contribute to heat loss and higher energy bills. If you notice drafts, condensation, or a significant increase in your heating and cooling costs, it might be time to consider replacement.

2. Aesthetic Appeal

Aesthetic considerations are equally important. Outdated or damaged windows can detract from your home's curb appeal. If your windows have deteriorated beyond repair, it's an excellent opportunity to enhance the look of your home by choosing replacement windows that match your style and preferences.

3. Functionality

Are your old windows difficult to open and close? Do they require frequent repairs and maintenance? If so, this could be a sign that it's time to replace them. Modern replacement windows are designed for ease of use and are typically low-maintenance.

4. Noise Reduction

Older windows may not provide adequate noise insulation. If you live in a noisy area and want a quieter environment, consider replacement windows with superior soundproofing capabilities.

inward opening bronze windows

Why choose bronze over steel or aluminium?

Architectural bronze stands as a timeless and truly special alloy of undeniable prestige, offering an enticing alternative to steel and aluminum for windows and doors. There exist numerous compelling reasons to consider investing in architectural bronze.

Visual Appeal: Many of our clients will choose architectural bronze for its distinct warm, rich colour that gives windows a classic and elegant aesthetic appeal and ability to enhance the overall architectural design of a building.

Visual appeal of bronze windows
Bronze bay window

Maintenance: Architectural bronze is a highly durable material that can withstand harsh environmental conditions, including exposure to moisture, UV rays, and extreme temperatures. This characteristic makes architectural bronze windows a relatively low-maintenance option requiring only periodic waxing, compared to steel or aluminium

Heritage Suitable: Bronze is often specified for use on historic and other period buildings where the project has aesthetic considerations and have requirement is for either a fine and delicate extrusion.

Heritage window example

Examples of replacement window projects

Below you can see a few examples of projects which have been completed transformed with the replacement of old draughty windows with a bronze alternative.

1. Elizabethan Manor House Replacement Windows

Before replacement windows
After replacement windows

2. Replacement Windows in a Barn Conversion

Barn conversion before pic
Barn conversion after pic

3. Residential Project Replacement

Residential property before replacement windows
Residential property after replacement windows

4. Extensive renovation project

Renovation project before pic
Renovation project after pic

5. Heritage property replacement

heritage project before pic
heritage project after pic

5. Replacement stained glass windows

stained glass window project before pic
stained glass window after pic

When it's time to replace old windows, careful consideration is key to ensuring that your investment enhances the beauty, functionality, and energy efficiency of your home. While there are various replacement window options available, Architectural Bronze stand out as a choice that combines timeless elegance, durability, energy efficiency, and customisation.

Be Inspired by our case studies

If you are looking for further project inspiration check out our in-depth case studies of projects completed by Architectural Bronze.

Old Granary Renovation Project

Old Granary Renovation Project

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Sleek & Modern Residential Renovation

Sleek & Modern Residential Renovation

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Restoration of a family home with bronze throughout

Family home with bronze throughout

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Our replacement bronze windows have the power to transform your home in multiple ways, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you bring your project to life.