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How To Tell It’s Time To Upgrade Your Home’s Windows

by Feb 5, 2018Double Glazing, New Windows

Old windows can lead to unnecessarily high heating bills and discomfort at home, especially when the winter in Scotland is in full swing. However, some people don’t realise that their windows are causing their bills to be sky-high, and some signs of problematic windows are hard to identify.
At the Window Advice Centre, we’ve been providing impartial window advice to residents in Scotland for over 30 years, and our highly trained professionals can inspect your home, identify issues and provide quotes from various installers. We welcome you to contact our glazing consultants if you think your windows need replacing, but in the meantime, you can learn about some of the top signs that now is indeed the time to consider upgrading.


With the coldest winter temperatures fast approaching Scotland, now may be an ideal time to upgrade your windows, especially if you don’t yet have double glazing. Here are some other signs that upgrading your windows might be a smart move:
• Your Windows are Visibly Warped or Damaged
Not all problematic windows need replacing; for example, it’s often better to repair damaged weatherstripping than to replace the entire window. However, if your window frame has warped or appears to be severely damaged, a window replacement is the best option because such issues are likely to exacerbate even if your current window is still operable.
 You Want to Pay Less for Energy
Nowadays, almost everybody is trying to use as little energy as possible for the sake of our environment and their wallets, and one of the best ways to make your home more eco-friendly is to install new, double-glazed windows. Drafty windows can increase your electricity bill by between 10 and 15 percent, meaning you can save hundreds of pounds a year by replacing them.
• Your Home Needs Revamping
Your windows are one of your property’s most prominent features, and if they’re discoloured, slightly warped or have cracked frames, they can ruin the aesthetic appeal of your home. If you want your home to appear more modern or have ambitions to sell it in the near future, now might be the time to buy replacement windows.
• There’s Just Been a Huge Storm
In Scotland, torrential rains and heavy winds are far from rare, and they can both cause damage to your windows. If you want to buy replacement windows that put up stiff resistance to stormy weather conditions, you might want to consider installing windows made from fibreglass.


At Window Advice Centre, our professionals are more than happy to offer advice on replacement windows over the phone, whether you want to find out whether you need to replace your windows or wonder what the best replacement is for your property. Alternatively, we can visit your location at a time and date that suits you. Contact us today to book a survey or to learn more about our services.


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