Signs your windows need replacing
Modern double glazing or triple glazing windows can make your home more comfortable and save you money on utility bills. You may have purchased a home with old double glazed windows or had windows installed a while ago. New windows are designed to last for up to 20 years. However, there may be some signs your windows need replacing even if they are not that old yet.
Signs you need new windows
The best quality double glazing doesn’t last forever. Different things can affect the lifespan of windows such as the weather, materials used and maintenance. Sometimes windows reach a point where repairs are not possible and you will have to replace them. The most common signs your windows need replacing are:
- Windows are drafty
- Condensation on double glazing
- Windows are difficult to open
- Old windows are single pane
Windows are drafty
Drafts coming from windows have a significant impact on your energy bills. Cold air coming into the home means you need to increase the temperature of your heating. That cold air coming in also means you are losing heat through the same gaps.
Drafty windows can be a sign that the units no longer shut properly. This can happen if a window drops or the locks don’t work correctly. If this is the case, the windows are not just a problem for losing heat but also a security risk.
Condensation on double glazing
Old or worn out windows can attract moisture. You may notice condensation on the windows when you get up in the morning. A build-up of condensation can lead to mould in your home. Condensation between the panes of the glass is usually caused by old or damaged window seals.
As the problem gets worse windows can cause leaks leading to further problems. While it may be possible to replace damaged seals, replacement windows may be more cost effective in the long run.
Windows are difficult to open
Windows that don’t open properly are more than an annoyance, they are a safety hazard in an emergency. UPVC windows frames may have warped over time or the locks may stop working properly.All of this can lead to windows that are difficult or even impossible to open.
Old windows are single pane
If you have an older home or period property, the windows may be single pane glass. If your windows are only single pane you will be losing valuable heat through them. Replacing windows with double glazing will not only improve the comfort of your home but reduce the sound coming in from outside.
Your home may have a certain style that you think makes it unsuitable for double glazing. Many modern double or triple glazing windows can be made to match the period of your home. Styles of windows can complement the exterior of the house without impacting the period look.
Replacing your windows
You may have been thinking of replacing your windows for some time or just noticed a problem with them. Whatever you are looking for, Leicester Window Supplies can help. Window installations in Leicester are our speciality and we can work with you to find the perfect solution.
We are able to supply traditional window styles and heritage doors as well as modern double glazing and bi-fold door designs. Our services are tailored to your needs, contact us today for more information.
Posted: February 7, 2020