4 Signs That Your Windows Need Replacing

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Your windows play an integral role in your home. Not only are they responsible for the amount of natural light your property gets but they also are important to the security and energy efficiency of your home. 

So if your windows are in poor condition then this can leave them vulnerable to break-ins and draughts. 

In this article, we take a look at 4 tell-tale signs that your windows are on their way out and it would be best to replace them. 

  1. Draughts

Your windows are designed to help keep the cold air out of your home whilst keeping the warm air in, so when you start feeling draughts even when your windows are closed, this is a sure sign that they are not functioning properly. Not only is this annoying but it can drastically change the temperature in your home. Draughts can be caused by a number of issues including faulty installation or failing double glazing.

By replacing your old windows with new ones you can help to keep your home at a higher temperature and can actually save money on your energy bills in the long run making it a worthwhile investment. 

  1. Lack of soundproofing 

If your windows are failing to keep outdoor noise out then this is usually an indicator that they are old and slightly passed. Modern windows are designed to help reduce outdoor noise making your home a quieter place to be. If you live by a busy road then this is extra important if you don’t want to bother in the day and keep up at night. For more peace and quiet, upgrading your windows will do the trick. 

  1. Problems with condensation 

Whilst condensation can be wiped away and is relatively harmless, when it forms between the gaps of your windows, this is much more worrying and can be an indicator that your window seals have failed. Although you can have your windows demisted, this doesn’t replace the integrity of your window and the safest option is to replace the window entirely. If condensation keeps forming on your windows, this can lead to mould growth which can be dangerous if left unchecked. 

  1. Difficult to close or open 

It seems obvious but a window that won’t close is definitely a safety risk and one that doesn’t open isn’t great for ventilation. But if your window is sticking then this could be due balancing issues because of a faulty installation.To restore your window’s security and ventilation then replacing them is the best bet. 

It is never an ideal time to have to replace your windows but by catching the warning signs early, you can save yourself further damage or expenses down the line. 

But as many windows issues can be sourced back to a faulty installation, it is important to choose a trusted window installer to carry out the work. 

At Windows 2 U, we have a keen eye for quality which goes into all of our work. We are committed to provide each of our customers with a first-class service from initial design to completion and thereafter. All the products we install are sourced from a trusted manufacturer and are of the highest quality. 

If you’re looking to replace your windows in your home in the Telford area, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you. Or, better yet, use our online tool to design your new windows to your exact requirements and receive a free quote today.