Your home windows play a major part in your property’s comfort levels and energy performance. If your windows are outdated or there’s sufficient damage, they can’t do these things effectively. When this occurs, it’s time to consider replacing them.
Here are several warning signs to look out for which could suggest your windows are past their prime and are in need of replacement.
One of the obvious warning signs that it’s time to replace your windows is if there is visible damage. When you have a damaged window, there’s more chance of it breaking completely. Should this happen, a broken window leaves your property open to more serious damage such as mould, mildew, and pests. What’s more, it makes it easier for intruders to enter your home. If there is any visible damage, getting your windows replaced sooner rather than later is advised.
Condensation is Forming
If you spot condensation on the inside of a window, this normally means they’re leaking air or your property is humid. Should there be condensation between the panes of your double-glazed windows, this indicates that the air-tight seal has failed. Over time, condensation can build up and wreak havoc on your windows. Therefore, now is the time to consider replacing them. VEKA can help you with this. They can help you choose the perfect windows to match your style and give your home the makeover it deserves.
You Notice a Draught
Draughts are a problem for a number of reasons. During the winter months especially, you want to return home to a warm and cosy home. If air is seeping into your home, you may be cranking up your central heating to the max. To check if you have a draught coming in, close your windows and lock them before holding your hand at the bottom of them. If you feel air coming in, this signals you have a draught. There are draught-proofing tips you can use to rectify this problem.
You Hear a Lot of Outdoor Noise
When you’re nice and settled on the sofa, the last thing you want is to hear what the neighbours are doing. If you find you can hear outdoor noises even with the windows shut, this is a sign to get them replaced. Those who have single glazed windows should look into double glazing immediately.
Energy Bills Are Higher
As your energy bills come through the post, you may be amazed at how much you’re paying out. While we’re fully aware of how our energy bills have spiked in recent months, if you find they’re even higher than they should be, this could be down to the condition of your windows. As mentioned, draughts may result in you putting the heating on more. Over time, this can prove incredibly costly. To save money on your energy bills, replacing your windows with energy-efficient counterparts is the answer.
If you resonate with any of the signs above, it’s time to take action. You deserve to feel right at home in your own property. However, if there is a constant chill or you’re hearing loud sounds from outside, you’ll have great difficulty switching off. Rather than burying your head in the sand, replacing your windows with brand new ones will do the trick and allow you to get the most out of your property.