Do you have drafts coming in from your windows? Do your windows look old and worn out? If so, then there’s a good chance that you need new windows. The cost of having new windows installed can be overwhelming, though. So how do you know if it is time to invest in new windows for your home or business? Here are some signs that it may be time to replace the ones you currently have.

If you have single-pane windows, it is time for new ones to cause drafts during cold weather or fog up when the temperature changes outside.  When double-glazed glass is installed, it helps keep cold air from seeping into a room and cuts down on noise outside, making for a more comfortable indoor environment year-round. 

While double glazing will help reduce drafts in your home, there may still be times you notice them coming through your window frames, so you may have to investigate further. Here are some further signs.

If you notice draughts coming in from your windows are causing you to increase the temperature on your thermostat, it is time to invest in new windows.  If you have multiple windows in your home or business that are drafty, it can cost a lot of money to replace them all. You may need insulation added around the frame and new weather stripping installed where there is damage. While this will help cut down on drafts moving through your frames, cold air will still come through your windows if they don’t seal properly.

If you notice increasing condensation forming between panes of glass on an older window, this is a sign that it has begun to fog up, making it harder for natural light into the room and will also cause drafts during cold weather. This means a seal has worn out in your windows, and you will need a new one to remedy the issues you face.

If you feel that your windows are starting to look old and worn out, you may want to look into replacements. If you have older wooden framed windows, they can warp over time, causing them not to close correctly or even letting water leak through the sealant during heavy rainfall. Older metal window frames corrode with age which causes rust stains on your walls or ceiling below them. Newer window materials are much more durable and do not warp with age.

Finally, if you notice water stains on the ceiling or walls of your room below old windows during heavy rainfall, you must replace them soon. This can be an extremely dangerous health hazard, especially if the water seeps into the electrics. You may need to replace the whole window and frame if there is a major leak. A reputable installer can walk you through your specific options.

When it comes time for new windows at your home or business, you will want to ensure that the installation professionals are experienced. A new window will not do any good if installed improperly, causing drafts and water leaks into your building structure. Contact us for your new windows today!

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Hullsky75 HullHullsky75 Hull
18:23 20 Jan 22
From the first moment when Arthur came round to advise, measure-up and quote for the job we felt we were in good hands. And his team of installers provided the best service. I always think that the best test is if something needs further attention and in this case they returned promptly to fix a small issue and nothing was too much trouble. Our new doors have transformed the back of our house and we highly recommend this company for work of the highest quality. Thank you Arthur and team!
Debbie GilbertDebbie Gilbert
15:01 14 Jan 22
They have fitted a new back door, front door and front room and kitchen window. Great service, price and quality. We are very happy!
Cat KienwaldCat Kienwald
19:14 08 Jan 22
We got our back and front doors replaced by E&A Windows and we couldn't be happier with the job they did. Erez was so helpful as took the time to come to our home to give us a quote, explaining all our options thoroughly and clearly without being pressuring in the slightest. The quality of both doors was fantastic and Adrian’s installation was fast and completed to a very high standard. He was also very helpful. We would highly recommend E&A Windows and will definitely use them again for any future double glazing needs. Thanks so much!
James NymanJames Nyman
22:48 04 Nov 21
Very professional service! During my initial consultation, I was fortunate enough to deal with the owner of the company. He visited my property and spent a few hours talking me through design options and his recommendations. His recommendations were very insightful and ensured my build looked elegant and modern while retaining the functionality required for an active family of 4. The build process was equally professional with the construction team arriving when they said, treating my property with respect and cleaning up after they finished each day...something not often done by today's tradesmen. I've recommend this company to my parents.
Sammy lakhaniSammy lakhani
09:11 01 Oct 21
I have just had new windows installed by E&A Windows and I must say I was very impressed. Arthur the owner of the company was so helpful and supportive throughout the process. I don't know much about windows so was skeptical at first, but I felt at ease very quickly. The guys who came to fit the windows (John, Christie and Peter) were absolute legends. They were extremely friendly and so so helpful, and the respect they gave me, my elderly parents and our home was exceptional. They took care of our home as if it was their own. I have never come across such professionals, not only did they do a fantastic job , but they went well beyond, seemed like nothing was impossible. They were with us only for 3 days but my parents were actually sad to see them go. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to fit new windows.