How to Tell if Your Windows Need Replacing in Five Simple Steps
It’s easy to take windows for granted. Every home has them, and they’re a fundamental part of our everyday lives. But it’s easy to forget what a crucial role they play: they help keep us warm, dry and secure in our homes.
So, when your windows are past their best, it’s a good idea to replace them as soon as you can. In this article, we’re going to run through five simple steps you can take to work out whether your windows need replacing or not. If the answer to more than a couple of the below questions is ‘yes’, it’s definitely time to upgrade!
What To Look Out For
Do they let in cold air?
This point is more important than ever in the current climate, with energy prices soaring to levels not seen for decades. If your windows are letting in cold air – especially if you can feel a draft – your heating system will have to work overtime to keep you warm. You know what that means: more expensive bills.
Are they difficult to open or close?
If the handle and hinge mechanism seem worn out or are no longer smooth in their operation, your windows might be on their way out. Look for signs of corrosion or damage to the hinges.
Do they get condensation?
It’s common for windows to form condensation in the winter, but only in small amounts. If you notice you’re getting a lot of condensation covering the whole window, it’s probably time to invest in new ones. Equally, if there’s condensation in between the panes of glass, this is a surefire sign that your windows are past their best.
Do they let water in?
Leaking windows? If they’re letting water in, you can bet they’re letting a whole lot of warm air out too.
Are the frames damaged?
If your window frames are cracked or are beginning to rot, this could pose a security risk – and is likely to result in poor thermal and acoustic insulation.
Speak to the experts at Klosen
If you’ve decided it’s time to invest in new windows, speak to the experienced team at Klosen. We specialise in long-lasting slimline aluminium windows, offering a wide range of products and finishes that will complement any home or business premises beautifully.
Discover more about what we do today or get your free, no obligation quote.