We get many enquiries regarding repairs to windows and replacement of double glazed units. Although we do not carry out repair work, we find that many customers are actually putting off the inevitable by trying to repair their windows when they really need replacing. If you are considering your options, here is how to tell whether it is time to splash out on new windows for your home
1. The age of your windows
If your windows are over 15 years old, the chances are that they are nearly ready to be replaced. They may not look too bad from a distance but new upvc windows are much more advanced in terms of security, energy efficiency and ease of use.
2. Gaps around the window or wobbly frames
It could be that your windows were fitted by the previous owners If they were done cheaply the chances are they are badly fitted. Even the best window in the world will not perform effectively if they not been fixed in securely or adequately sealed.
3. Broken hinges and locks
Many customers do not realise how much the cost of high qualty locks and hinges add to the price of windows. If you are splashing out on new locks, are your windows strong enough to fit the locks into?. Our windows are all fully reinforced with steel allowing the locks to fix firmly into place. Our 9 point locking system is also much more secure than older windows that will have fewer locks.
4. Allowing lots of noise through
When we change our customers windows, the first thing they say is “it’s so quiet”. Peace and quiet in your home is important, it’s very easy to get used to background noise without realising it.
5. Fading furniture and curtains
Modern glass techniques can perform a range of functions to suit your needs. Whether it be uv protection, extra security or heat retention – our planitherm glass does it all.
6. The frames are rotting
This is a clear sign that your windows have had their day. If your frames have got to this stage, it is time to dig deep and start getting quotes for new windows.
7. It’s time for a change
With the wide variety of styles and colour options available, new windows and doors really can change the whole look of your house. Take time to consider what style your are looking for. A reputable double glazing company will be more than happy to help you design your new windows and doors.
For your no obligation quote call 02920 734573 or visit www.inspirewindows.co.uk