UPVC windows are one of the most cost-efficient, high-quality and easy to maintain windows available. However, there comes a time when your uPVC windows need replacing. Therefore, it’s important you’re aware of the warning signs that could be putting your home, your health, and your bank balance at risk.
So, to help you out, here are 5 signs you need to replace your uPVC windows.
- Your home is draughty
One of the signs that your windows need replacing is the presence of draughts in your home. Often, people tend to notice draughts in their home during the winter. Not only are draughts uncomfortable and cold, they are also a common sign of insulation failure.
Did you know that having draughty windows can cause your energy bills to be around 10-25% higher? Draughts can be an expensive problem! Therefore, to reduce your outgoings, it is worth considering replacing your windows with energy-efficient alternatives. Things like double-glazing in new windows can have a significant impact!
- Curtains, carpets, and furniture materials are faded
Have you started noticing that the materials in your home are starting to fade in colour? If the faded materials are close to the window, it’s likely the culprit is single paned glass or old windows that no longer keep out the UV rays. If you think the materials in your home are becoming faded or the plant leaves are yellowing, it may be worth considering a uPVC window replacement.
If you replace your windows with quality double glazing and UV protection panes, you can increase the natural light in your home safely and effectively while also reducing sun glare.
- Problems with condensation
One of the most telling signs there are problems with your current windows is condensation. Despite the fact your windows may be double-glazed, there is still the possibility of humidity and moisture infiltration as the windows age. Although there are steps you can take to reduce condensation in your home, the best solution is to replace your windows.
Problems with condensation are often a sign your windows are experiencing seal failure, which happens to old windows over time. Experiencing condensation is another important sign that you may need to replace the glass of your windows.
- You’re experiencing noise pollution
Have you found that you’re experiencing a lot of noise in your home, even when all the windows and doors are closed? Have you ever heard of something called noise pollution? Experiencing constant noise from outside, whether from people, weather or traffic, is considered noise pollution and can lead to severe stress and frustration for many family members.
Although we don’t often have control over the noise happening outside, there are ways it can be kept out of our homes. One of the best ways you can do this is by replacing your windows with high-quality, double-glazed uPVC replacements. This should keep your home free from noise, protected, and comfortable.
- You don’t have double glazing
An absolute must for every property in the UK is double glazing. There are so many benefits to double-glazed windows, including energy-efficiency, security, durability, and reduced noise pollution. However, if your home was built before 1970 it might have the original single pane windows in place. Single pane windows can put the security of your home at risk, they let in noise, and they are extremely inefficient, raising your bills exponentially.
If you don’t have double-glazed windows you have been seriously missing out. Prioritise replacing all your single glazed window panes with double glazing to help make your home more comfortable and even raise its market value!
Call Admiral today!
If you’ve been meaning to get your windows replaced but just haven’t got around to it, stop putting it off and call us today on 01865 788333. With a team of specialists available to answer your questions and advise you on the best windows for your home, Admiral can help restore your windows to their former glory.
This is a guest post by Rachel from Bamboo Nine.
Rachel is a professional copywriter specialising in high-quality content for a variety of websites. She is passionate about home improvement projects and keen to share her knowledge with others.