If you live in or around Surrey and are thinking of having your windows replaced, then you have come to the right place.
Deciding to replace the UPVC windows in your home is not a decision that you come to overnight, with many factors to consider including your budget, the type of glazing you want, your preferred material for the framing, and the style of window that will complement your home.
That being said, replacing your windows with new ones can be extremely beneficial to your property with advantages including lower energy bills, better ventilation, more natural light and increased value of your property.
However, if you are unsure about whether or not now is the right time to replace your windows in Surrey, then keep reading to discover the top four signs that your windows have seen better days and need replacing.
1. Your windows are showing signs of rot or warping
Two of the most obvious indicators that your windows need replacing are rot and warping. If you currently have wooden window frames then you are much more susceptible to rotting and once this type of deterioration has set in, it is very difficult to reverse it.
UPVC windows, on the other hand, are more prone to warping as they will expand in the heat, plus they are more likely to become discoloured over time.
Other signs that your windows are becoming worn out include:
2. Your energy bills are on the rise
Although increasing energy bills are just one of those unfortunate aspects of home ownership, if you notice that your bills have suddenly started to increase more than they should be, then it could be that you are losing heat through your windows.
One of the easiest ways to see if heat is escaping from your home through your windows is by touching the glass of the windows themselves. If it feels cold, then it is highly likely that your windows are not adequately insulating your home.
3. You cannot easily open and close your windows
As well as this being a safety hazard, it is vital that you easily open your windows if there is a fire or other emergency, having windows that do not open and shut properly can be extremely inconvenient.
Sometimes windows have been painted shut during the decorating process, and in other circumstances, the windows may have become warped in the heat and expanded.
If this is the case in your home, you should seriously consider looking for a double glazing specialist in Surrey to replace your windows.
4. Your windows are leaking
If moisture finds its way in between the panels of your windows, or you start to get a build up of condensation, you could soon find yourself with a mould problem.
Furthermore, if you have experienced this problem, you will know that not only does it not look good, it also obscures your view out of your home and prevents natural light from coming in. This issue could even lead to a leak, resulting in pools of water under the inside of your windows.
If you are experiencing any of the above issues with your windows, or even if you have not yet had double glazing installed in your home and are interested to know what benefits these types of windows could have on your property, Double Glazing Surrey can help answer your questions.