Replacing your windows might not be top of the list of fun ways to spend your cash. But the reality is that new windows could help to reduce your energy bills, increase the amount of natural light at home, and improve the comfort of the living space for your family.
But when is it the right time to replace your windows? Here are 6 questions you need to consider when deciding if you need new windows.
Can you open and close your windows?
There are many reasons that a window might be practically impossible to open. We often see windows that are painted shut or where the locks are seized or broken, or a frame that has warped over time.
Windows provide a potentially life-saving escape route if you need to vacate your home in the event of an emergency. If you are unable to open your windows for any reason, then it’s certainly time to install new ones.
Are your energy bills increasing?
Older windows will become increasingly inefficient over time and this can have a significant impact on your home’s insulation, leading to higher energy bills. If your gas or electricity costs are rising, it could be that heat is escaping through your windows and your central heating is working harder to compensate.
Tip tip: Check if heat is escaping from your windows by standing close to them, if it feels cooler there than in the rest of the room, it could be time to consider replacing them.
Is there moisture between the panes of glass?
Your view can be ruined if moisture gets trapped between the panes of a double-glazed window. Not only does it look unsightly, but it can also block natural light from flooding the room.
On single-pane windows, condensation can form on the inside, which drips down onto the walls and causes damp. We’ve replaced many older style windows which had mould growing on the frame due to a build-up of condensation.
Condensation usually happens when the seals have eroded, and the most cost-effective solution is to install new uPVC windows as repairs are expensive and often fail again a couple of years down the line.
Are the panes cracked or chipped?
Cracks in your windowpanes should never be ignored, as they can spread and cause a safety issue.
Damaged panes will not provide adequate security for your home and they will be much less energy-efficient too.
Do you want windows with the ‘wow’ factor?
Windows are the eyes of your house—and new windows can inject life into your home’s personality.
We have a range of windows that will add kerb appeal to a property and give your home an impressive face lift. For a touch of elegance take a look at our bay window range which gives a full, wide view of the scenery outside.
Tilt and turn windows are a contemporary choice that offer a blend of style and versatility for homeowners, whilst sliding sash windows provide a classic design for older homes—with modern functionality.
Are you fed up with maintaining wooden window frames?
Newly installed wooden window frames look great—but they require a lot of elbow grease to keep them in good condition. Sanding, oiling, and painting the windows is an annual job – no mean feat if you have a dozen or more windows in your home.
If the windows are left exposed to the elements rot can quickly set in—and then the real issues begin as the wood crumbles and the window becomes leaky and hard to open or close. Replacement uPVC windows will eliminate time-consuming maintenance, leaving you with more free time on your hands!
Talk to the professionals before replacing your windows
If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your windows, our friendly team are on hand to advise you on the options available. We’ve always prided ourselves on our first-class customer service—and we’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as a trusted supplier and ‘not just another double-glazing company’.
To find out how we can help, call our team on 01536 2136920, or drop us a message via our online contact form.