Are your uPVC windows letting your home down? 5 reasons to replace your windows

upvc windows in Lincolnshire house installationuPVC windows are a great addition to any home, but if you’ve had yours for many years, they may be starting to look tired and worn down.

It’s not just their appearance that begins to deteriorate, their performance does as well. This is why when it gets to this stage, it’s well worth looking into getting some replacement windows.

Here are some reasons to replace your old uPVC windows, in exchange for some new ones:

1. Your windows are damaged

Cracks aren’t the only signs of damage in a window. Fog between your double glazing is a sure sign that the seal around the window has failed. Double glazed windows feature a layer of inert gas between the glass panels for better insulation. If this gas is released, your windows aren’t protecting your home as they should. Another sign that this seal has failed is draughts.

2. Your windows letting in draughts

It’s very possible that your current uPVC windows are letting in draughts and are therefore not performing as efficiently as they should. They could be letting in a draught because they’re single glazed. In the modern world, single glazed windows are outdated.

At Cliffside, all our windows are available with double glazing, which provides an extra pane of glass for added warmth and security. If they were poorly installed to begin with, they may need replacing even though you haven’t had them for long.

3. Your windows are an eye sore

White uPVC window with secondary glazingIf your windows are made from an older type of uPVC, they may have started to yellow. This can ruin the aesthetic elements of your home and make it look uncared for.

Modern uPVC windows have advanced enough to make it so yellowing is not a problem and they can now look great for years to come with little to no maintenance required.

With many different styles and variants available, Cliffside has something to suit every kind of property, be it period or modern. You don’t have to get the same kind of windows you had before. You could get something like sash windows or bay windows to reinvent the appearance of your home.

4. Your windows aren’t secure

If your windows are old, they’re more vulnerable to things like break-ins as they may have become flimsy over the years and if there’s visible damage there is even more cause for concern. Be on the lookout for things like rotting or cracked window frames.

If you notice an abundance of mould or dampness on your window frames, it’s a sure sign that your windows are cracked and therefore not insulating your home the way they should be. Having frames like this also makes your house look worse and reduces the value of your property.

5. Your windows aren’t protecting you from outside noise

The modern uPVC windows from Cliffside are also great at reducing the level of outside noise that is heard within your home thanks to their inclusion of double glazing and multi-chambered profile.

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It’s not just windows we offer, there’s also doors, conservatories, and porches. If you’re interested in making an enquiry, you can do so by contacting us, you can also browse our website for more information.