How often should you replace windows in your home?

When it comes to your home windows’ expected lifespan, there are many tell-tale signs that you can notice, which will indicate if it’s the right time to replace your windows. 

Maintaining your home is a crucial (and inevitable) part of your life, and when your windows start to present damages, they can have severe consequences on your life quality, and your property as a whole. 

How much do windows last? 

Your windows life expectancy will depend on many factors, such as the quality of the initial window installation, the position and location of your home, and the windows’ standard style and design. 

Another important aspect which plays a big part in the longevity of your windows is their material. UPVC windows can last up to 20 years if they are professionally installed. On the other side, aluminium windows are slightly more potent than UPVC windows, as they generally last for up to 25 years. Timber windows can last up to 50 years, but they always require more maintenance than the others. 

Signs that your windows need to be replaced

There are many signs which can signpost you need to replace your windows that you should look out for, so make sure to pay attention to them as soon as possible. Knowing when it’s the best time to replace your windows is essential, and it can make a really big difference in your home’s safety and budget. This is because there is no point replacing your entire window unit if you only have a loose handle, or if the door exterior is faded. 

Some of the most common tell-tale signs that you must replace your windows are: 

  • Draughts and cold around the windows 
  • Condensation 
  • Faded areas on wall coverings and the furniture near your windows
  • Higher energy bills 
  • Difficulty in opening and closing your windows

As a rule of thumb, if your windows are over 20 years old, it is always a good idea to check them up and assess their condition so you can decide if it’s time for an upgrade. 

For more information, we have a whole blog that will help you to know when to replace the windows in your home, so make sure to give it a read.

What are the benefits of replacing your windows

While we don’t have an answer set in stone, we can assure you that there are many benefits in replacing old windows, but it all depends on your personal preferences.

When you upgrade your windows with more modern and high performing ones, you will reap benefits that you might not have expected. You can enjoy a warmer house, a higher security level, and a better design and aesthetics to your home. After all, we all want to enhance our home’s appearance and make it more attractive, inside out. 

Why you should purchase your windows from Normal & Underwood Glazing

We have a wide range of services which we are happy to provide our customers with, such as window replacements, emergency glazing repairs and more. 

We also know that replacing your windows can add up to 10% to your home’s market value, which is great news whether you are thinking of putting your home on the market or making an investment for the future.

As the top window fitter, Leicester homeowners and businesses have chosen our team of professionals whenever they require domestic window glass replacement or commercial glazing
We can offer you a FREE QUOTE for our 24h Emergency Boarding Up service, all you have to do is give us a call on 0116 231 8000, or you can send an email to [email protected] and our friendly team will be happy to help you with the best replacement windows for your home, and to find out our window replacement cost.