It’s time to… change your windows

Replacing your old, inefficient double glazing for new windows improves the overall comfort of your home, can reduce energy bills, add value to your property, and enhance the ventilation and natural light across living spaces. But how do you know when it’s time to replace them? We have put together some tell-tale signs that it’s time to change your windows.

You hear lots of noise from outside

aluminium window

When you’re sat at home and want to unwind after a days work but can hear the hustle and bustle of the outside world a little too loudly, your windows may not be sealed properly or were poorly made to begin with. New windows that are double or triple glazed are well insulated helping to decrease noise levels from outside, which is especially handy if you live on or near a busy road such as Nottingham Road or Harvey Road. Meaning you can come home to a peaceful, well insulated home, without having to worry about what’s going on outside.

You feel a draught, even when your windows are closed

aluminium windows

Do you sometimes feel a slight breeze come from your windows even if they’re closed? If this is the case, then it’s time for new windows. There are a number of factors that can cause this, from poor insulation to faulty seals. Having draughty windows can drastically affect the overall temperature of your home, causing your heating system to work twice as hard to keep up with the ever changing temperature. Having new windows installed will save you money and make your home a much more comfortable space.

Window frames are chipped, soft or water damaged

eurocell windows

If you have old timber window frames that are chipped, soft or water damaged in any way, then they may already be beyond repair. If your window frames are soft, then it’s likely that they have been exposed to water and indicates rot, which can cause the frame to start sagging if they haven’t started to already. Poor window structure is also a massive safety risk, meaning it’s easier for intruders to break in, so have a look at getting new windows as soon as you can.

It’s hard to open and close your windows

Having issues with locking, opening and closing your windows is another sign that it’s time for new windows. If your existing windows have been installed poorly then it can make something as simple as wanting to open your window a tricky task. Spotting rust on your windows, hinges or handles is also an indication that they will become difficult to use and if you’re having trouble closing your windows, then this can become a safety issue for your home too. New windows from us will be expertly installed by our experienced team. We work closely with you on your project, so there will be no need to worry about something as simple as the function of your windows working properly when you choose us.

Condensation on the inside pane of glass

window condensation

If you see your windows frosting or misting up between the layers of glass, it probably means that your seals have failed, allowing moisture to build up between the panes. Having condensation on the inside of your windows is definitely a sign that you need new windows as this means that they aren’t keeping the cold air outside and the warm air inside, which can cause a build-up of black mould. Don’t worry if there is condensation on the outside of your window though, this means that they are working – our handy condensation guide will help you out with this.

Get your new windows with Trade Windows

Replacing the windows in your home can give your living space a new lease of life, making it so much more comfortable for you and the family to spend your time in, as well as saving you money each year. To have a look at our whole window range, pop into our showroom in Derby, where you can try before you buy and have a chat with our team about what the perfect new window style is for your home.