Sometimes, a little bit of TLC is all it takes. A fresh coat of paint or a squirt of WD-40 can often be enough to return old windows to good working order. But when it’s over, it’s over, and if your windows really have fallen into disrepair then it could well be time for replacement windows.
But not everyone is a double glazing expert, and it can sometimes be difficult to spot that your windows are past their prime. It’s important to have sturdy, good-quality windows at all times, but it’s a shame to waste good windows by replacing them before their time. To help you decide whether or not you need replacement windows, here are a few pointers from the experts here at Inspire:
- Can you see through them?
The average window is designed to be transparent, so if you’re struggling to see through your windows then it might be time for a change. Condensation between panes is a particularly common culprit, and if you’re struggling to see your front garden because of all the moisture in your double glazing, you’ll probably want to consider installing some replacement windows.
- Are they up-to-date?
The steady march of progress has rendered many old windows obsolete, and even if your current windows still look fine, it may yet be worth investing in some new ones. Newer windows tend to be far better at insulating the home, and many modern products are sturdier, too, making your property safer and more secure.
- Are they broken?
This goes without saying, really, but it’s very unwise to let broken windows lie. It looks shabby, it can cause a draft, and most importantly of all, it can seriously compromise your security. And remember, a window is more than just the glass pane – a broken frame can also cause problems, and should be replaced as soon as possible.
Of course, even if your windows are still perfectly functional, it can still pay to invest in replacement windows. Socontact Inspire Windows today – you’d be amazed at how much difference a new set of windows makes to the look and feel of a room!