When was the last time you checked the condition of your windows? You may not be able to talk to your house, but nevertheless, it will be giving you signs and signals that something isn’t right. A home’s windows may seem like an incredibly dull thing to buy yourself, but they are more vital than you think. The more efficient they are, the warmer they keep your home. It’s a well-known fact that all houses will lose heat mostly because of inefficient windows insulation that is why it’s a good idea to make sure that your windows are as efficient as possible.
Here at Cornish Glazing, we have been one of Bristol’s most trusted window companies Bristol for over 25 years. We’re known for being local authority approved, reliable and for providing an incredibly fast response. When you choose our windows, we could potentially save you thousands of pounds in replacement costs. We don’t just provide windows either, so whether need a cat flap installation, glass cutting or a new mirror, we can help.
Common Signs You Need New Windows
- It Doesn’t Fit Properly In The Frame
When a window doesn’t fit properly in its frame, it can create some big problems. This will allow the air to flow freely in and out of your home, making your control over the heating within your home extremely limited. Your windows will rattle and create huge drafts, making your home significantly uncomfortable and you’ll more than likely be paying over the odds to heat your home. A loose window will also be easily identified by intruders as an easy target.
Do you regularly see a fog or condensation building up on your windows? If this is the case, you’ll need to analyse which kind of condensation this is. Depending on where this is appearing on the window, it may not be a cause for concern. However, if you do see condensation in between the two panes of glass, this is a sure sign that your windows have failed seals.
Double and triple glazing work by holding a layer of gas between them in an airtight container. As the gas is denser than the cold air, it’ll help to keep your home warm.
When you spot this condensation inside the window, this system has been breached and therefore the gas has dispersed, allowing the cold air to find its way through into your home.
If you take a moment to stand quietly by your window and wait for a car to drive by or people to walk past, can you hear it? When you have single-pane windows or even double-pane windows, sound vibrations will be transferred from the street straight into your home. You may not always have the time to take a quiet moment to yourself, but when you want it, all this noise will add up and you can wave goodbye to any peace and quiet. When you choose more energy efficient windows, they will absorb these sound waves before they enter your home.
- Decaying Frames
One of the clearest, and most common on older properties, sign that you need to replace your windows are decaying window frames. A wooden window frame will be exposed to moisture and can begin to go on a downward spiral. Built up moisture can cause some serious decay down the road, making your windows less safe. So, if you notice that your windows are starting to decay, they are in serious need of an upgrade.
Importance of Choosing New, Energy Efficient Windows
There are a multitude of benefits that you’ll receive when you choose energy efficient windows, including:
- Reduced Energy Bills
When you replace single glazing with double or even triple glazing, you could save roughly £170 per year on your energy bills.
- Environmentally Friendly
When you use less fuel to heat your home, you’ll leave less of a carbon footprint on the world.
- Cosier Home
More energy efficient windows will also stop heat from escaping through your windows, meaning there is less drafts and cold spots.
Double or triple glazed windows will also insulate your home against any outside noises.
High-Quality Windows From Cornish Glazing
Our dedicated team throughout Bristol take great pride in the standards of work they provide and ensure that each and every valued customer is offered the same high level of service. No job will ever be too big or too small for our highly skilled technicians
To find out more about us, and why we stand above the many other window companies Bristol, be sure to give us a call today on 0117 966 6540. A member of our team will be more than happy to perform a site survey and provide you with your free no obligation quotation. Also, if needed one of our team will be able to come to your home and discuss what you need.
Sarah Owen is the content writer here at Cornish Glazing Bristol. She is passionate about the industry and provides our customers with all the information and advice they need.