If you have had the same windows for decades now, it may be time to replace your windows. Window replacements are an upgrade that is something that commonly comes up in conversations, especially within older homes. Some individuals may even want to replace their windows just to upgrade the appearance of their home or to get a better price for their home when they sell it. If you have had the same windows for a long time, then there are a few indicators which you should look out for that could be telling you it’s time to replace your windows.
These factors you need to keep a lookout for.
Cracked or Damaged
Window damages that can be repaired with weather-stripping and hardware should be repaired immediately, as it could exacerbate problems if left unfixed. However, a broken, warped, or damaged window frame should be replaced instead of being repaired as a damaged window can impact the energy efficiency of your home. This includes heating, insulation, and air conditioning. This ultimately leads to a more expensive energy bill due to lower energy efficiency. In addition, a damaged window looks unappealing which can make your house look less attractive.
Increased Energy Bills
Most of your household costs mainly go towards the heating and cooling of your home. An estimated 41% of household costs are energy-related. When your windows get old, they may become less efficient at keeping the warmth inside the house and preventing the cold from getting in. Your window can actually increase your energy consumption if your windows are not as efficient. Replace your window with energy star certified products so it can help you save money on your energy bills.
Condensation is another factor when it comes to the lifespan of your windows. This is especially important if you have double or triple-paned windows as the condensation can get trapped in between the window panes. Over time, it isn’t uncommon for older windows to eventually have small openings that are unnoticeable. If you have noticed condensation building up in between the glass, then it could be indicating that there is a gas leak. Double-paned windows contain gas in between as a form of insulation, however, if there is a gas leak, then you should consider replacing it could be reducing your energy efficiency. Air-filled windows may also be more efficient.
In the event of severe weather conditions, you should be prepared for the likelihood of your windows being damaged. Most modern windows are capable of withstanding a great amount of force which increases the security of your home. If you have an old window that hasn’t been replaced in some time, it may be worth considering replacing them as it increases your home security. Here at Bridgnorth Windows, we provide high-quality windows that make your home more safe and secure. We also provide professional installations for your windows.
Windows with older frames may be prone to weathering and deterioration over time, such as wooden frames. Although some types of wood provide excellent reliability and durability, older windows with old wood frames are susceptible to moisture. The moisture on wood frames can cause rotting on the outside of the home. If your wooden window frames feel soft to the touch, then you should replace your entire window and outer frame.
How long will the new window replacement last?
Most window replacements that have been built to a high quality and installed at a professional level, should be able to last you for at least 15 to 20 years. Here at Bridgnorth Windows, we offer a 10-year guarantee on all of our windows and window installations. So, when you install a window from Bridgnorth Windows, you can be sure that it will last for years to come.
Contact Bridgnorth Windows for Windows replacement
Bridgnorth Windows has over 21 years of experience in installing double glazing, uPVC windows, doors, and conservatories. If you’re looking to replace your old windows then take a look at our high-quality windows. Our showroom features a wide variety of products; so, please feel free to visit our showroom to see what we have to offer. Our range has lots of different styles and we also provide professional installations.
Call us on 01746 762855 or email us at for a free no obligation quote!