Buying new windows and doors for your home will always enhance the look of your home and add value whilst reducing energy costs.
But how do you know when to replace your windows?
If you are experiencing some of the following signs of wear and tear it may be time to call in the experts:
- Windows rattling in strong winds
- Some of the hardware on your windows is broken, e.g. handles, hinges etc
- You are experiencing difficulty in opening and closing your windows
- Your home is draughty and cold in winter
- Heating costs seem to be increasing
Another major factor to consider is soundproofing.
If you live near a busy road or you are on a flight path and your windows are old, single glazed and ill-fitting then noise reduction could be a major factor in considering new windows. New double glazed windows are designed to reduce sound transfer and provide excellent sound proofing.
A perfectly fitted window with no gaps will ensure that as little noise as possible gets through and could go a long way to giving you some peace and quiet in your home.
If any of this is giving you cause for concern then it may be time to replace your windows.
A full survey should be carried out by a reputable company to inspect your windows and give you recommendations and answer any questions you may have.
In addition to the obvious energy saving benefits of installing new windows, the aesthetic value and increase in value of your property make it a very worthwhile investment.