Replacement Window Myths

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Replacement Window Myths

Replacing windows can have many benefits for your home, but there are a lot of misconceptions about the subject. In our guide to replacement window myths, we clarify these misunderstandings. If you are thinking about window and door replacement for your home, read on to get the real story.

When speaking to our customers about possible window installations, we come across some common questions. Some of these concerns are about things people hear that are not true. We have put this guide together to help clear up these issues and give you all the necessary information.

Replacing Windows is Disruptive

Replacement double glazed windows are put in place of your old glazing, so these old units need to be removed. Many people think that this process is going to be loud and disruptive. Of course, removing windows isn’t going to be a silent job. However, our window installation experts do this job on a daily basis. The team is trained to do the job efficiently and quickly. Disruption and noise are kept to a minimum.

Window replacement is only for damaged windows.

If you have cracked or damaged windows, replacing them is a no-brainer. You don’t only need to replace broken windows. When getting a window fixed, ask your window installer about the cost of the window and door replacement for the whole home. You will often find that doing everything in one go is a better price than buying windows one at a time.

If your windows are older, replacing them before they become damaged is best. Old double-glazing or single-pane windows won’t have the advancements of modern windows. New windows will make your home much more energy efficient.

You can install your own replacement double glazed windows.

While you can take on many home improvements, some things are best left to the experts. Replacing windows is one of those things. Installers will have experience in installing all types of frames and will ensure everything is installed correctly. The window openings may need trimming to ensure a proper fit. A small mistake in the window fitting can cause many problems further down the line. An expert window installer can avoid errors and provide a professional fit.

Window and door replacement should only occur during summer.

One of the most common replacement window myths we come across is that it can only be done during the warmer months. Many homeowners think replacing windows will result in the home being left with gaping walls and open to the elements for long periods. However, it is simply not true. New windows are made and ready to go for a specific installation date. Installation teams will aim to remove old windows and complete the window and door replacement within a day or two for large jobs. Any old windows that are removed with being replaced with new ones as quickly as possible, so you won’t be left with holes in the walls.

Any season is good for window replacement, but most people go for a summer installation due to these misunderstandings. So, if you choose to go for a Winter, Spring, or Autumn install, you may be able to get a quicker turnaround on your new windows.


Now that you know the real truth behind these window replacement myths, you can order a new installation with peace of mind. Our team at Leicester Window Supplies is ready to help you with your new windows and doors. Contact us today to get started.


Posted: December 22, 2022