At Future Windows, we have built our unrivalled local reputation in the Redhill area on the principles of reliability and trust.
We manufacture our aluminium windows and UPVC windows at a factory in nearby Horley to retain complete quality control over our products. Our expert fitters use the best materials to make windows, doors and conservatories, from nationally-recognised brands such as Liniar and Yale, to preserve our status as local and regional double glazing specialists for Surrey and Sussex.
Not only do our products represent great value for money, but our friendly customer service and personal touch have seen us become a #1 choice in the Redhill area for double glazing.
On this page, we answer some of the most frequent queries we receive from Redhill residents. If your burning question about double glazing, conservatories, aluminium windows or UPVC windows isn’t answered, please call 01293 774 223.
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I EXPECT TO SAVE ON ENERGY BILLS WITH DOUBLE GLAZING?
Let’s use a three bedroom semi-detached Redhill home as an example, and the replacement of all existing single-glazed windows using double glazing from Future Windows. In this instance, new UPVC windows or aluminium windows could save between £90 and £120 a year on your heating bill. Because double glazing lasts for around 20 years on average, that’s a total saving of around £2,100 over the lifetime of our products.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NEW DOUBLE GLAZING?
WHAT IS uPVC?
UPVC is Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. The “unplasticised” part means UPVC windows do not have the flexibility of plastic, so they make for more rigid double glazing frames. UPVC is the most cost-effective option amongst double glazing materials for Redhill residents. Traditional wooden frames are up to three times more expensive and are less energy efficient. UPVC windows are extremely durable, and require virtually no maintenance other than an occasional wipe down with a soft cloth and warm water.
WHAT ABOUT ALUMINIUM WINDOWS?
Aluminium windows are probably the greenest option as they are fully recyclable and, when processed, they only use 5% of the energy required to produce new aluminium frames from scratch. Aluminium windows are also stronger, have the capacity to cover a larger area and let more light into Redhill homes and conservatories.
HOW MANY LAYERS OF GLASS SHOULD I HAVE AND WHAT IS BETWEEN THE PANES?
There are two layers of glass in double glazing (and three in triple glazing) with a gap of around 20mm between them. Energy-efficient aluminium windows and UPVC windows use gases like argon, xenon and krypton (the last of which has nothing to do with Superman) between the gaps of individual panes of glass. These gases are instrumental in keeping Redhill homes warmer, particularly during the colder autumn and winter months.
WILL I NEED EXTRA VENTILATION?
Possibly. Replacement UPVC windows and aluminium windows are more airtight than single glazed frames. This could lead to a build-up of condensation in Redhill homes or conservatories if you do not currently have enough background ventilation. Some replacement windows come with trickle vents incorporated into the frame, and these provide a small amount of controlled ventilation.
Condensation on the outside of new double glazing, on homes or conservatories, can sometimes occur, especially with Low-E glazing. This is because the glass keeps more heat within Redhill properties. The outsides of windows remain cool and allow condensation to build up during cold weather. This isn’t usually a problem and rarely causes any damage.