We find our customers often ask us when the best time is to replace their windows and what signs should they be looking out for. We always recommend you start thinking of replacing your windows after 15 years, this isn’t always necessary if you’ve properly maintained them, but it is a great marker to keep an eye on.
We’ve created this helpful guide to advise you on when you need to consider replacing your windows.
Your current windows are single glazed
Double glazing is still a relatively new feature in homes, it wasn’t until the late 1970s that it really began to grow in popularity for British homeowners. Although many homes in the UK are now fitted with double glazing there are certainly homes that are still single glazed.
Upgrading to modern double-glazed windows can completely transform your home. Double glazing will improve the security, energy efficiency, noise reduction, and aesthetic of your home.
Your energy bills have increased
If you’ve noticed your energy bills have suddenly increased more than you were expecting, it could be because your windows are letting heat out and making it more expensive to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Old or badly fitted windows tend to have draughts between the main windows and the frame. The great thing about draughts is that they’re so easy to highlight, simply run your hand over the whole window on a windy day and feel for a cold breeze.
There’s visible damage to your windows
Any sign of damage to your windows is an immediate indicator that you need to replace them. The problem with any visible damage is that it doesn’t only reduce the energy efficiency of your home, but it also leaves your home vulnerable to potential intruders. There is some very common damage that occurs on windows.
• Timber windows can rot or become bug infested when not maintained
• Incorrectly fitted windows can drop in the frame causing large gaps
• Cracks can develop through the panes of glass
• Window frames can fade, warp or become misshapen
• Broken hardware including locks and handles
If you know or suspect your windows are damaged you can contact us and we’ll be able to give you advice on what action to take, as well as providing you with a free, no-obligation quote.
Replacing your windows with Global Windows
For more information on replacing your windows and knowing the best time to do it, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us online or give us a call on 0114 288 95 95 or 0800 610 1234.