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10 Tell-Tale Signs You Need To Get A New Replacement Double Glazed Windows

Is It Time For Replacement Double Glazed Windows?

Replace your windows to increase your home’s energy efficiency. These innovative designs are constructed with uPVC or aluminium frames that insulate your living space, trapping heat within.

If you’ve noticed draughts, condensation, or leaks around your window frames, it may be time to replace the double glazing. Find an area FENSA approved installer to begin.

1. Excessive Condensation

Double glazing is an excellent method to keep warm inside your home and reduce energy bills. But, it’s crucial to be aware of warning signs that your windows could require replacement in the event of excessive condensation. This could lead to a number of problems such as mildew and mould.

Condensation occurs when warm moist and humid air comes in contact with a cold surface. You might have noticed this in your own home, when you’ve woken to discover that your glasses have developed watery layers on them, or you might have seen it outdoors in the summer when temperatures have dropped below dew point and water forms on the cool glass.

This is usually due to an increase in humidity inside when the temperature outside decreases. Moisture can also form on the inside of windows if there’s not enough ventilation or if the house is too hot and the window is open when you are showering or cooking.

External condensation is usually formed on the plaster surface close to the window. It’s not as big of an issue as it sounds because the warmth of the sun and air movement tends to dry it out quickly. It is worth considering specialized glass that can ward off the buildup of condensation. For instance, Pilkington’s ActivTM Self-Cleaning glass, which has a hydrophilic coating that wards off moisture and minimizes condensation.

In the case of internal condensation, if it’s between the window replacement panes, it’s a sign that the seal has failed and the window seal replacement needs replacement. It’s also possible that heat is escaping and it’s advisable to have a professional investigate the problem.

2. Signs of wear and tear

Your windows may not talk, but they will try to let you know that something is not right. If you’re seeing signs such as condensation, draughts and cracking it could be the time to think about replacing your double glazing.

Modern uPVC Windows are designed to cut down on energy bills and also provide insulation. They help keep the heat out in summer and keep the escape of warm air in winter, thereby saving cash on cooling and heating costs. However windows that are energy efficient, like double-glazed windows have a limited lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced.

The most common indication that double-glazed windows are worn out is condensation. This condensation usually occurs between two glass surfaces and can be an indication that the seal is failing or that your windows might not be as efficient as they once were.

A second sign is that your windows are sweating on the inside. This can happen when the air temperature in your home is below the dew point, which causes condensation of water vapour on the the windows. This can also be caused by the leak or damage to the seal.

If your windows are showing signs of wear and tear, it is recommended to get a professional to replace them. This isn’t a project that should be attempted by a DIYer, as it can be hazardous and could result in broken glasses. Instead, hire a company that specializes in installing double glazed windows, as they will have the appropriate tools and safety equipment needed to finish the task quickly and efficiently. In addition, they’ll be capable of providing you with information on the various types of double glazed windows available and the best ones for your home.

3. Unsealed Windows

Double-glazed windows consist of two panes and a spacer between them. This creates an insulating barrier to stop your warm air escaping and cold air from outside coming in. The double glazed window is more energy efficient than single pane windows and can reduce your energy costs by keeping your home warmer for longer.

In a glass window that is sealed the space between the two panes is filled with inert gases such as argon xenon or Krypton. These gases hinder the transfer of heat inside the window which makes it more energy efficient and reducing your heating costs. As time passes, the seal between glass may break, allowing air to enter, decreasing its insulation properties.

Foggy windows are also an indication that the seal on your window is in a state of failure and allowing moisture seep through. When the weather changes, fogginess usually disappears. However, you might still feel draughts.

It also allows insects like centipedes, insects, spiders, and mosquitoes to get into your home. It also allows pollen and dirt into your home, which could cause allergies inside the home. Additionally, a solid window seal can reduce noise from the street and other sources.

If you aren’t sure if your seal is broken, it is important to have it checked in the earliest time possible. A professional will be able to replace the damaged IGU, and then repair it. They will usually disassemble the sash of your window and then remove the current IGU unit and install the new one. If the IGU is covered under warranty, it will be covered by your contractor or the manufacturer. Otherwise, you will need to put up a window until a replacement can be installed.

4. Faulty Windows

Double-glazed windows can help you cut down on energy costs. They let in more light and block out outside noises, while keeping your home insulated. If they’re not functioning properly, however, it is a big problem that can result in drafts and moisture within the home. It is crucial to get windows repaired or replaced as soon as you can to prevent damage and leaks from happening.

Condensation is the simplest sign of a double-glazed window that has not been sealed properly. This occurs when the space between two panes develops an airy fog that cannot be removed from either side. The reason for this is that the seal between the panes has failed which allows air or gas like argon or Krypton to escape, creating an unwelcoming atmosphere inside your home.

An increase in your utility bill is another indicator that your windows no longer work as they should. Your windows are designed so that warm air can’t escape and cold air cannot be able to enter. Any increase in your utility bills is a good indicator that it’s time to upgrade your double glazing.

Poor installation is often the reason for faulty windows. Installing windows requires skill, precision and training which is why it’s not something that homeowners should attempt to do by themselves. If a window is not properly installed, it can cause leaks, water infiltration and even mold growth. A premature window failure could result from improper maintenance and cleaning of windows. This is due to the use of harsh chemicals and power washing that could damage seals, frames, and glass. Replacement of your windows by an established company is the best option to avoid these problems and ensure that they continue to perform well for a long time to be.

5. Energy bills are increasing

It is essential to make the most efficient use of energy in order to prevent overusing it. The windows in your home can be a significant factor in the overall energy efficiency of a property. If your energy costs are increasing, it might be time to upgrade your double-glazed windows.

Old windows with draughts and leaks can dramatically increase the cost of energy. They allow cold air into a property, and can even lead to heat loss. By converting windows, and with the latest technology, these issues can be eliminated and you can have a thermally-efficient home all year long.

During the winter double-glazed windows can help to keep your property warm by securing warm air while keeping cold air out. This can reduce the need for central heating, and can make your home much more efficient, Install particularly if you are in a crowded area where the price of heating has increased.

Double glazing can also be a lifesaver during the summer months as it stops heat from getting trapped inside your home. This means that you will reduce the need for electric heaters and air conditioning and reduce your energy costs and the impact on the environment.

Retrofit double-glazed windows are a great choice for homeowners who wish to reduce their energy bills but don’t have the funds to replace all their windows. The installation process is quicker and requires less material since the existing frame and sash are still intact. This also allows the homeowner to choose their preferred style of window but still benefit from the insulation provided by a high-quality IGU. In addition the new glass can be filled with argon gas, which will increase energy efficiency.


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