What Windows Are Compatible With Your Property?

Choosing the right windows for your property is often easier said than done. With so many different window styles available, deciding on a window which is compatible is tricky. Buying a new set of windows is an investment for your home, so it definitely is worth getting it right.

There is also the additional factor of costs and quality – how do you know you aren’t being ripped off on windows that won’t last?

As experts in steel windows and doors, Jennyfields is passionate about making this process easier. After all, windows are more than a practicality, they are part of what makes your house a home.

Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

Do you own a period property? Glazing has changed over the years, and is now cheaper than ever before. This has resulted in an influx of larger windows, however, should you stray from the tradition of your house and implement a new window style?

We would recommend doing some research into the age and property style of your home before you make any changes. If your property is listed, you will likely need to adhere to the tradition of the property and stay coherent to the original style, and you should definitely consult with an expert first. A specialist steel windows and doors company will be able to replicate the original style of the windows to seamlessly integrate them into your home without disrupting the traditional look and feel.

If you are able to change your window style, and you desire to, it is worth thinking about the appearance of your property. Large floor to ceiling windows are beautiful, however they may end up looking out of place when dominating a small period cottage. 

The Golden Placement

Something often overlooked is the placement of your windows. What do we mean by this? Well, aspects such as height and orientation can make all the difference in the overall effect that your windows have, and the importance of these decisions shouldn’t be overlooked. 

Believe it or not, the orientation (the direction is which they are facing) can make a room feel totally different.  You may want to carefully place your windows to conserve energy or to add more light to your home, either way, here is some insight into placements;


Northern Orientation

Northern orientation, or exposure, is the ideal option for stable and natural light. However, if you are wanting streams of bright sunlight, this likely isn’t the best option. 

Southern Orientation

If you want the maximum amount of light, Southern exposure is perfect for you. Perfect for the winter months, you can imagine that in the summer, southern facing windows become quite intense. 

Eastern Orientation

An early bird? Eastern orientation is a dream come true for those who love to wake up with the sun, as all the morning rays will be felt with this kind of exposure.

Western Orientation

Those with Western facing windows will feel all the benefits of the hazy glow of afternoon sunlight, offering softer lighting throughout the rest of the day.

Jennyfields – Experts In Steel Windows And Doors

We hope we have given you some food for thought when it comes to the compatibility of your windows with your property, however, if you want any more information, feel free to get in touch with our innovative team at Jennyfields. 

If you have any questions or you would like more information about our services, give us a call on 01252 315888 or email us at office@jennyfields.co.uk. We look forward to helping you start on your window journey!