When is the right time to replace your windows? In an age where hard wearing PVC windows are so common, it’s easy to forget that as the years slip by and that your windows can be affected by general wear and tear. It is important to keep an eye on your windows to watch for signs that your windows might be failing as well as for any degradation that might be negatively affecting the performance of your windows. This article will highlight some of the many signs that you might need to upgrade your windows.
Condensation between the panes
If condensation is forming on the between the panes of glass in your windows, then it is time to look into new replacement windows urgently. If condensation is able to form between the panes of glass in your windows, it means that the seal has been compromised and that air is getting through the outside pane of glass. This is harmful to window efficiency as it can let out the gas used in most windows to increase efficiency (either Argon or Krypton), as well as letting the cold and the elements bypass the outside pane of glass.
Not only does damage to the surface of your window affect the visuals of your windows, but it can also create weaknesses in the glass, preventing vulnerabilities in the security of your house. This can also worsen over time, leading to the glass unit breaking down and letting the weather in.
Draughts are a nightmare when it comes to windows. They let your valuable heat out and are a strong indicator that your windows are due an upgrade. If your windows are draughty, chances are that the seals in your windows have broken down or your windows are improperly sealed, which will destroy the efficiency of your windows.
If you notice that the temperature in your house rapidly drops when it’s cold outside, even in spite of your best attempts to heat the house, it’s very possible your windows might be due an upgrade. Windows have improved significantly throughout the past couple of decades, with even cheap modern PVC double glazing being far more efficient than older double glazing dating back to the 90’s and 2000’s. Installing some Lumi windows will reduce your heating bills as well as keep your house noticeably warmer even if it’s below freezing outside.
Our Lumi products are designed using the latest technologies and designs to create one of the most innovative window systems on the market. Our 80mm storm-proof design will eliminate draughts and leave your house significantly warmer with extraordinary U-Values as low as 0.7w/m2K. If you would like to see the difference Lumi can make for your house, contact us today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or giving us a call on 03300415014.