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3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows


Windows are an essential part of any house. They can let beautiful streams of sunlight in, keep the blustery, cold elements out, and can offer us comforting views of our gardens or cities. This is why it can be a major issue if problems start to crop up with your windows.

This piece will take a look at some of the signs that you need to keep your eye on when it comes to your windows, and what might mean that they need replacing.

  1. Your Heating Bill is High, But Your House Is Cold 

Heating prices are sky high at the moment, and there is no sign of that changing any time soon, but what do your windows have to do with this?

Well, not only can cracks and cervices in your ledge cause the biting drafts to seep in, but it also means your pricey hot air is slowly making its way out of your home too. If you are noticing the draft, you might be tempted to turn up the thermostat, which continues to feed the cycle. Your bills will also reflect this problem if you are finding that you are not using the heating any more than usual or are still feeling the cold, yet your payments appear to be increasing.

This is a significant sign that you should get your windows checked to see if they need replacing, or consider sash window refurbishment

  1. You Are Concerned About Security 

Having secure windows is also another important factor when it comes to the home. You might be in a relatively secure location, or think that you are not in any danger, but if they are easy to break into or enter, then you are putting yourself at risk.

Upgrading your windows will give you peace of mind that no other makeshift option can. 

When choosing windows with security in mind, you can opt for those with locks in the handles, or a multipoint locking system. You can also make sure you choose heavy-duty hinges that cannot be easily snapped and claws that are designed for the protection of those hinges too. When you are looking for replacement windows, be sure to ask what any companies security options are and what they would recommend if that is your priority. 

  1. You Are Seeing Condensation 

Condensation is a substantial indicator that your windows are failing. It will depend on how much condensation is occurring, and where it is happening as to whether it is a big deal or not. For example, it is common to see condensation in the bathroom and the kitchen where there is high humidity! This is an airflow issue – not a structural window issue. If you have double glazing, and the condensation is springing up in between the two panes, there is no way to get around it apart from replacing all of the glass panels. This problem will not get any better without a replacement, and there is no guarantee it will not get any worse.

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