6 signs it's time to think about repairing or replacing your upvc windows
February 6, 2018
Like all things, over time your uPVC windows can break down or become damaged. Here at Jack of Glass, we offer a comprehensive repair service so whether your double glazing has failed and is getting condensation inside or your window won’t shut properly, we can help. Here are some signs that you might need to think about getting your windows replaced:
Misted up windows?
Condensation on the outside panes of your windows is normal and shows that your double glazing is working as it should, keeping the cold out. However, if you’re noticing that there’s condensation in between your glass panes, this means that the seals have failed. You might just be able to have the glass units replaced or need the whole window done but afterwards you’ll notice a vast difference in the warmth of your room as well as less outside noise.
Is water leaking through? Sometimes water sitting at the bottom of the frame could be due to condensation but if water is coming in through the frame, the watertight seals could be damaged. It could also mean that the drainage is blocked, a quick clean will sort this out.
Need an upgrade?
Are your frames cracked or rotting? If you’re still suffering with ineffective wooden single glazing, it’s probably time you upgraded. Old wooden windows don’t offer the insulation or security that modern windows can. Our uPVC double glazing can reach an A+ energy rating so will ensure your home’s energy efficiency is at its highest level.
Can you hear the wind whistling through your windows more often? Perhaps outside noise has become louder or you’ve noticed your room is colder even with the heating on. Noticing draughts is a big clue that the seals in your windows may have broken down. If it’s between the window and wall, sealant can be used to fill it up. However, if it’s from the frame the seals will need replacing. If you’ve had your windows for a number of years, upgrading could be your best solution. Modern uPVC windows offer higher levels of thermal and acoustic insulation as well as security.
Fighting with your window every time you open it?
If your windows are difficult to open or close, the hinges could just need oiling or might need replacing. This could mean they aren’t performing as well as they should and could also mean they are a security risk.
Don’t let cracks get worse
If your window’s been smashed this will be quite noticeable but it’s good to check every so often for tiny cracks. If left these can get worse and will allow moisture to get in between your windows and affect its insulation and weatherproofing properties.
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If you’ve noticed any of these or other issues with your windows, get in touch with Jack of Glass today. We can repair or replace your windows with efficient and attractive uPVC or aluminium double glazing.