Here at Reddish Joinery, we understand how daunting replacing your windows can feel. There are so many options out there and we expect you have plenty of questions. We’re often asked the same questions at every consultation, which is why we’ve created this guide answering the most frequently asked questions we receive.

White & Black Timber Window

How do I know if my windows need replacing?

When you’ve newly moved into your home it can be difficult to know whether you need to replace your windows or not. If you’ve moved into a new build home or the previous owners have informed you that the windows were replaced recently it’s highly likely that you won’t need to replace them for a number of years.

If your windows do need replacing, there will usually be noticeable signs that you can look out for:

  • The frames or glass are damaged
  • You can feel a draught coming through
  • The windows have become difficult to open, close or lock
  • There’s a lot of noise pollution entering your home

What is the best material for replacement windows?

There’s no definitive answer to this question, each of our window materials boast exceptional qualities. Which material you choose depends on what you’re looking for from your windows. You will need to consider the existing style of your property and your budget. Regardless of the window material, you choose you can be certain you’re receiving the best product for your home.

We’ve curated this helpful comparison table to help you make your decision:


Accoya (timber) Aluminium uPVC
Able to last for 80+ years & come with a 50-year warranty Can last up to 45 years Lasts between 25-30 years
Requires much less maintenance than traditional timber Low maintenance Low maintenance
Double glazed Double glazed Double glazed
Naturally thermally insulating Feature a polyamide thermal barrier within the frame Feature ultra-efficient Pilkington glass
Classic and contemporary styles available Powder-coated RAL colours are available Huge selection of colours including timber effect
Rot, warp & UV resistant design Outstanding weather protection Durable weather protection
Incredibly sustainable Endlessly recyclable & reusable Environmentally responsible

Will my replacement window be custom?

Of course! Every home improvement product we install is completely made to measure. For all our window materials you’ll be able to select the right style, colour and shape for your home.

What colours are available for replacement windows?

Our windows are available in a huge selection of RAL colours so you can be sure to find the perfect colour to suit. Some of our most popular colours include black, white, Chartwell green and Anthracite grey. Our uPVC windows are also available in timber foil effects, making them the perfect timber alternative.

Grey flush sash windows

What window styles are available?

At Reddish Joinery, we offer a number of different styles in both heritage and contemporary styles. As our windows are made to measure, we can create virtually any window style out of your desired material. Here are some of our most popular window styles:

  • Casement windows
  • Flush sash windows
  • Sash windows
  • Bow & bay windows
  • Residence collection windows

Simply speak to a member of our expert team and they’ll be able to offer you additional information on the right window style for you.

How much will replacement windows cost?

As our windows are all made to measure, we cannot offer you an average price without having a discussion with you and seeing your property. If you contact us, we’ll be able to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for your project. Our team will also be able to advise you on the best choice for you, taking into consideration your wants, needs and budget.

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