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Signs That Mean You May Need To Replace Your Windows

Signs you may need to replace your windows - blog

Modern windows are built to last, but eventually, even the highest quality ones will show signs of wear and tear. While repairs are an option for some issues, there are clear indicators that it’s time for replacement windows. Here are some simple signs to look out for:

Signs to look out for in your home:

  1. Difficulty Opening or Closing: 

If your windows stick or jam, it’s a strong indication that replacement is necessary. This could be due to failing handles or swollen frames, especially common with timber windows exposed to water damage.

  1. Increased Condensation: 

While some condensation is normal, excessive moisture between panes suggests failing seals, necessitating window replacement.

  1. More Cold Drafts: 

As windows age, drafts may become more noticeable due to damaged frames or failed seals. Temporary fixes like silicone sealant won’t suffice in the long term; replacement windows ensure a proper fit and insulation.

  1. Higher Heating Bills: 

Inefficient windows can lead to heat loss, resulting in increased energy consumption and higher bills. If you find yourself adjusting the thermostat more frequently, it’s time to consider replacement.

  1. Reduced Soundproofing: 

Windows play a crucial role in soundproofing your home. If you’re hearing more noise from outside, it could be a sign of failing insulation or seals. 

  1. Single Glazing: 

Upgrading from single to double-glazed windows improves insulation and noise reduction, making it a worthwhile investment for energy efficiency and comfort.

  1. Change in Appearance: 

Cracked, faded, or soft frames detract from your home’s appearance and functionality. While minor issues may be fixable, significant damage warrants replacement.

If your windows exhibit any of these signs, it’s time for an upgrade. At Narborough Windows and Conservatories we offer a range of different styles and types of windows. For example UPVC, aluminium or timber alternatives.

Get in contact with us for a free consultation, and choose from our selection of replacement windows to enhance your home’s aesthetics and energy efficiency for years to come.

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