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6 signs you need to replace and upgrade your windows

17th February 2020

Replacing your windows could reduce your energy bills, add value to your home and improve your family’s quality of life through better ventilation and more access to natural light.

 

Your house cannot talk to you if it needs fixing, but it gives you different signs if something is wrong. Here are the 6 biggest signs that you shouldn’t be putting off upgrading your windows any longer…

 

1. Your energy bill becomes remarkably high

Your windows will provide some heat during the cold months by letting in sunlight. Heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating energy use.1

 

2. Windows are difficult to open and close

There are plenty of reasons why windows may have become difficult to open. Wooden windows may have been painted shut or deteriorated over time. Often however the locks, handles, or hinges can fail due to years of operation.

This is why every component of the Stellar system is subjected to rigorous testing.  Moving parts are operated through tens of thousands of cycles. We design, model, prototype, test and refine constantly until we’re completely satisfied that the system is robust.

 

3. Your windows are drafty

Drafts can often occur when the window doesn’t shut properly. If the locking mechanism is not working any more, this can be the cause. And don’t forget that could give you a potential security issue too.

 

4. Your home needs a makeover

Windows are one of the most prominent features of a home, and if they look worn, your house will too. Look to see whether the color is fading or the window material is warping.

 

5. Condensation builds up in between the glass panes

If your windows fog up and there is condensation build-up inside their glazings, you are looking at seal failure. Moisture enters the space in between the glass panes if the seals fail.

 

6. Soundproofing

Take a moment to stand quietly by the window and wait for a car to drive by. Can you hear it coming from down the street? Single-pane windows or even double-pane windows if they need replacing, will transfer sound vibrations from the street into your house.

 

So, why us?..

Because Stellar is a better aluminium system for windows and doors.

We provide, the innovative, new aluminium system that sets new standards. It’s faster to fabricate, saves materials, and reduces stockholding. It’s adaptable, attractive, simple to install, and maintenance requirements are minimal.

 

Get in touch today for more information.

 

 

References:

1 https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/design/windows-doors-and-skylights/update-or-replace-windows

 

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