Top 5 Signs That You Need New Windows

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Top 5 Signs That You Need New Windows

As a homeowner, you may only pay a little attention to your windows if they become a problem. 

However, windows play an important role in your home’s energy efficiency, security, and overall appearance. With time, windows may begin to show signs of wear and tear, and it may be time to replace them. 

In this blog, we will discuss the top five signs that you need new windows.

High Energy Bills

High energy bills are among the most obvious signs that you need new windows. If your home feels drafty or your heating and cooling system is constantly running, your windows may be the culprit. Old or damaged windows can allow heat to escape during the winter increasing your energy bills significantly. Upgrading to new, energy-efficient windows can help lower your energy bills and keep your home more comfortable all year-round.

Difficulty Opening or Closing Windows

Another sign that it’s time to replace your windows is difficulty opening or closing them. If you struggle to open or close your windows or they don’t stay open, it may be time for new windows. This could be due to warping or damage to the frame or hardware. New windows will open and close smoothly, making it easier for you to enjoy fresh air and ventilation.

Visible Damage

Visible damage is another sign that it’s time to replace your windows. This could include cracks, chips, or holes in the glass or frame. These issues can affect the look and functionality of your windows, and they can also compromise your home’s security. New windows will not only look better, but they will also provide added protection for your home.

Noise Pollution

If you notice that your home is noisier than usual, your windows may be the cause. Old or thin windows can allow outside noise to penetrate your home, disrupting your peace and quiet. New windows with insulating features can help reduce noise pollution, creating a more peaceful and relaxing environment inside your home. We can also offer ‘Acoustic’ glazing which is like picking up your home and moving it 50m away from the noise.

Fading or Discolouration

Finally, if you notice that your windows are fading or discoloured, it may be time for new windows. This could be due to exposure to sunlight, harsh weather, or age. Faded or discoloured windows can affect the appearance of your home, both inside and out. New windows can give your home a fresh, updated look, and they can also improve your home’s value.

If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to consider replacing your windows. Upgrading to new, energy-efficient windows can improve your home’s comfort, security, and appearance, making it a wise investment for any homeowner.

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How often should I replace my windows?

A: It depends on the age and condition of your windows. On average, windows last about 15-20 years, but if you notice any signs of wear and tear, it may be time for a replacement.

How much will it cost to replace my windows?

A: The cost of replacement windows varies depending on the size, style, and material of the windows. As a guide, a 3 bedroom semi-detached house with 8 white uPVC double glazed windows could cost between £4,000 and £4,000, inclusive of full technical site survey, manufacture, installation, making good, and all guarantees. Our honest approach ensures the best product(s) for your property and the best value for your money. Contact us today for a personalised quotation, free of charge and with no obligation: 

Can new windows improve the resale value of my home?

A: Yes, new windows can improve the resale value of your home by improving its energy efficiency, security, and curb appeal.

What are the most energy-efficient types of windows?

A: The most energy-efficient types of windows are those with multiple panes of glass, low-e coatings, and gas fills such as argon or krypton. All of our new uPVC windows are  A+ Rated as Standard.

Can I replace my windows myself?

A: While it is possible to replace windows yourself, it is recommended to hire a professional window installer to ensure proper installation and avoid any potential issues. Additionally, many window manufacturers offer warranties that may be voided if the windows are not installed by a professional.

How do I get a quote?

A: For a personalised quotation please contact us for a FREE no obligation quotation: 

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