At Fremantle Door and Window, we are proud of our custom built windows. They are one of the easiest and quickest ways to update and modernise our home while making it more energy efficient. However, a lot of our eventual customers ask us in the beginning why they should bother with custom built windows and how they can make their homes nicer.
Ultimately, our answer is that our custom built windows are superior to original windows in most homes. Here’s why.
Your Original Windows
If your home was built by a builder off of a plan, the builder’s job was to give you a functional home while spending as little money as possible to do it. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways for builders to cut corners is to spend as little money on the windows as possible.
This is not to say that builders are intentionally using substandard windows. On the contrary, the windows they are using to build new homes are known as standard windows.They have standard aluminum frames and standard glass. When they are installed and your home is new, they look great. And they work great for the first few years.
However, due to our climate extremes, the aluminum frames will expand and contract, eventually causing warping. This will create small spaces for heat, cold and pests to enter your house. In addition, your standard glass doesn’t really do much of a job when it comes to insulation.
Eventually, you will see your “standard” windows as substandard.
Custom Built Windows from Fremantle Door and Window
We build our frames out of solid timber from local sources. We use thick, weatherproof glass that is manufactured for us here in WA. We handcraft our windows using timeless, old world techniques that have created windows which have lasted for centuries.
The end result is a solid custom built window with insulative properties that fits snugly into your home. It helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And because it is made of timber, it has an aesthetic that no other building material can come close to matching.
Our windows are superior to your original windows and it isn’t even close. Call us today to find out more: (08) 6500 6888.