Your Guide To Home Window Replacement

Unfortunately, windows do have an age and lifespan like most other things in your home. Over time they will begin to show signs of wearing and should be replaced or looked into when they begin to show these signs. Windows are an essential part of the home and need to be maintained so that they can do their job properly; letting in light and keeping out the rain and noise. At Benchmark Windows, we’re experts at replacing and repairing windows, but how exactly do you know the time has come to get your home’s windows replaced? We’ve put together this guide so you can be aware of the signs that tell you your home’s windows need replacing and act accordingly.

Top 3 Signs Your Home Windows Need Replacing

Letting In The Cold Air

There are many signs that can suggest your house windows are starting to age and may need replacing. One of the biggest signs is if they’re letting in drafts and cold air. Anything that suggests your windows are not performing correctly means that they should be getting replaced. It’s easy to disregard these signs if you spot them when summer is approaching, but think about how cold it’s going to be over the winter months. 

Condensation

Condensation is a sign that something isn’t right with your windows, especially if it forms between the two panes of glass. This suggests that your double glazing has failed. Although a little bit of condensation can occur naturally, if you’re waking up with your window ledge dripping wet every morning, something isn’t right. This suggests an issue with ventilation, or perhaps your existing windows are old and outdated. You may need to replace them with products of a higher quality, which can reduce condensation by a lot. This can also lead to other visible issues such as mould, which can pose health risks for many people.

Your Windows Won’t Shut Properly

If your window won’t open or close properly, this can mean that your home vulnerable and poses a significant security and safety risk. This means it could not only be easier for somebody to break in, but also easier for an accident to happen. It can be easy to disregard your windows not shutting properly as just an inconvenience, particularly in warmer months where you may be tempted to leave windows open for longer anyway, but it’s a bigger hazard than you realise. According to GOV.ukb statistics seen here, in 2020 there were 265,508 incidents of burglary in the UK, so it is better to be safe than sorry. 

How Often Should My Home Windows Be Replaced?

Most high-quality windows should last around 15-20 years before they need replacing. However, if you see any indication that they are not performing efficiently, then it’s time to call in the experts for some advice. At Benchmark Windows, we are double and triple glazed window specialists, able to offer many different styles to suit your home such as flush casement windows and sliding sash. To learn more about our professional window installation company, click here.

The Benefits Of Replacing Your Windows

  • Increased security. If your windows are not opening or closing properly, there’s the risk of somebody breaking in or the risk of an accident. 
  • Increasing property value. Looking after the lifespan of your windows can also increase the value of your property. It can deter some buyers if they think the windows may need replacing shortly after purchasing and can increase bidding if buyers know they have recently been replaced. 
  • Improved energy-efficiency. New windows can reduce heat loss through windows, meaning you will be less likely to have to turn the heating on or use other appliances to keep warm. It also reduces condensation.
  • Aesthetically pleasing. Not only can it improve the value of your property, it can also improve the appearance of your home altogether.
  • Noise reductions. New energy efficient windows are able to keep the heat in but also keep the noise out.

What Happens If I Ignore My House’s Damaged Windows?

If you own your home, you are responsible for contacting external companies to fix your damaged windows. Therefore, you are letting a problem pile up if you ignore the warning signs and let any significant mould, security risks or noise pollution continue. Unfortunately, windows do start to expire and it’s always best to get them looked at as soon as you notice any sign of trouble.

Choose Benchmark Windows

At Benchmark Windows, we understand that you want the highest quality windows for your home and won’t settle for anything less. We are an expert window installation company and are accredited members of the Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS), meaning all of our installations are guaranteed with ten year protection and peace of mind. We use only the best products for our window installations and are guaranteed to have something suitable for your home, no matter the aesthetics you’ve got in mind. Don’t ignore the signs that your home’s windows should be replaced when our efficient services means you can feel comfortable and secure in your own home today. Visit our showroom in Lancing now to learn more about our window installation company, or give our friendly team a call on 01903 337749.