How do you know if your windows have failed?

If you’ve been living with your current double-glazing for some years now, you might think that they feel and look ok but there are some tell-tale signs that all might not be well with your windows and doors. It could well be time to replace them with more efficient, newer double glazing. It could be that you’re unaware of what signs to look for to check if your double glazing is no longer performing as it should. Here are some of the things to look for:

Water leakage

The most obvious sign of a problem is if you discover a leak coming into the property through the frame. When water comes through the frame, it’s a sign of a possible failure with the weather sealing on the windows. It might also be a problem with blockages in the draining section which is effectively trapping the water inside. Any visible gaps …

Five signs that your windows need replacing

Windows do not last forever, but a high-quality and well-maintained window should be good for 20 years or more. If your windows are several decades old, it is a good idea to pay attention to any problems so you know when they will need to be replaced. Here are five key signs to watch out for:

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Damaged, warped or broken windows

If your window has a small issue, such as needing a new weather strip, a repair may be best. If a window is damaged or warped, however, it is most likely not closing properly and letting in drafts, so a replacement would be beneficial.

House makeover

Windows affect the overall appearance of your house, so replacing or updating them can make a huge difference. Check to see if windows are looking tired and damaged; repairing or replacing them can freshen up the exterior and interior appearance of …