Installing new windows offer a number of benefits. Replacing old windows means smoother operation, fewer drafts, easy cleaning and energy efficiency. When it comes to replacing your windows, at Professional Doors and Windows, we are the people to come to. It’s important to establish whether new windows are definitely worthwhile as it can be a costly venture. We’ve put together the top 5 questions asked when considering replacing your windows.
Do Your Current Windows Require a Lot of Work?
If you constantly find that you have to call a professional to fix your windows, or that they need a lot of upkeep such as scraping and painting, or that the condensation is causing dampness, it may time to consider replacing. However, if it’s only minor maintenance that’s required, it may be cheaper to continue to tend to your current windows.
Do Your Windows Work?
Single-pane windows, in particular, can leave rooms cold during winter and very stuffy in warmer months, whereas double-pane windows can increase the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. If you don’t mind these effects, but your windows don’t open, swing or function any longer, it’s definitely time to replace them as they pose a risk.
Are They Damaged Beyond Repair?
If your windows show signs of any of the following, it may be time to replace:
- Sagging casement
- Fogged double-pane glass
- Difficult to source hardware
These can be costly repairs, so speak to a specialist about your options.
Can I Replace My Windows Myself?
Of course you can, but you need to know what you’re doing to avoid damage or injury. You’ll need to research what tolls you’ll need to remove the old windows and replace the new.
Is it Best to Use A Professional?