Five Signs the Time Has Come to Upgrade Your Windows

If your house is suffering from some niggly problems that recur year after year, it might be time to turn your attention to the windows. Your home’s windows make a huge difference to how much you enjoy your house, affecting everything from comfort to costs to appearances. If you notice any the following five signs, it might be time to give Ryan Double Glazing a call and get those windows retrofitted with high quality double glazing.

You feel a draft

We’re currently one month into spring, which means we’ve been enjoying warmer days, but the nights can still get chilly. You’re likely not relying on your heater as much, so it’s a great time to pay attention to one of the tell-tale signs of faulty windows: a draft. If your windows are shut yet you feel a draft of cold evening air finding a way inside, this is a good indicator that your windows are not up to scratch.

Your power bills are too high

Those drafty windows go hand-in-hand with this next red flag: high power bills. If your windows are past their best, they aren’t doing one of their primary jobs of keeping the internal temperature of your house comfortable. Air is easily escaping and you’re spending too much money heating your home in winter and cooling it in summer. If you notice high power bills that can’t be attributed to any other energy-sapping source, it might be time to replace your windows with double glazing.

Your windows are literally crying

Condensation is a concern for many houses in the Bay of Plenty, but that doesn’t mean it’s something we simply have to put up with. Windows streaked with moisture, especially in the mornings and in the cooler months, are a sign that your windows are inefficient. Homes built before the mid-2000s in Tauranga typically used single pane glass – by upgrading to double glazed windows you’ll see a dramatic reduction in condensation leading to a healthier, dryer home.

Your house is too noisy

A lot of customers are surprised to discover that their neighbourhood suddenly becomes a lot quieter once their newly double glazed windows are installed. It’s no coincidence and no, that noisy neighbour hasn’t moved out! Double glazing and the layer of argon gas between the two panes of glass offer extra insulation to your windows which not only keeps your home more comfortable, but also has the added benefit of decreasing outside noise from entering your home uninvited.

You don’t like how your windows look

The aesthetics of your windows might not be enough to justify replacing them with double glazed glass, but if you’re already committing to a renovation then it might be time. If you’re planning to make some modifications to your property, it’s worth including the windows, too. Not only will new windows suit the new style, but they will make the newly renovated home you had completed by your Tauranga builder more comfortable and increase the value of your house, too.

Are your windows screaming out to be replaced? Talk to Ryan Double Glazing - our specialists have been transforming homes across Tauranga, Papamoa and Mt Maunganui and the Waikato for over 30 years.