5 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Windows12th January 2021
Here at Window Cleaning Online, we’re naturally experts in all things windows. So in order for you to get the best out of our service, we think it’s helpful to share with you some industry insights.
This includes the important topic of when your windows have reached the end of their lifespan. Here are 5 signs it’s time to replace your windows to tell you more.
Your Home Feels Draughty
If you find yourself having to put on extra layers, it might not just be the changeable Melbourne climate that’s to blame. Windows that are performing correctly should keep the draughts out of your home. Older windows are not as energy efficient as newer windows, which means you’ll need to spend more money keeping your home warm. New windows will insulate your home better in the winter, and help to regulate the temperature during the summer months.
Lots of things can cause condensation on your windows, such as a lack of an extractor fan to remove steam from your kitchen or bathroom. However, it can also be a sign that your window seals have failed, meaning your windows are no longer working properly. Condensation isn’t just a pain to clean up, it can also contribute towards the formation of damp and mould. Without working windows, condensation is a fight that can’t be won.
Rotten Window Frames
Windows are constructed from a variety of materials including timber. The lifespan of wooden windows can be up to 60 years, but only if they are correctly treated. Harsh weather conditions combined with untreated timber can cause your window frames to disintegrate. If this happens, your windows are beyond repair.
While the aim of windows is to let light in, you also want to keep criminals out. Windows that are single glazed or lack an adequate locking system leave your property vulnerable to attack. These days it’s possible to have windows made in a variety of glass and frame types, to suit both residential and commercial use. All of which will help protect your property and everything contained within it.
You Fancy A Change
There are some window styles which instantly make a property look dated, and not in an ‘original features’ kind of way. If you are planning on renovating your home, it makes sense to include your windows in the upgrade. You can even look at changing the size or location of your windows, to maximise the amount of daylight which floods into the room. Combined with a new front door, it can really add the wow factor into your renovation and make a great first impression for potential buyers too.
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We hope the above information has shed some light on when it’s time to install new windows. If you’re planning on replacing your windows, keep them looking their best with the correct products and tools to clean them with. Doing so will ensure a great return on your investment.