When was the last time you got new windows? Can’t remember? Maybe it’s time to replace your old windows with brand new windows which will not only be more energy efficient, they will also allow your house to become a home, a more stylish but comfortable place to be. Here are a few top tips you will need to consider when buying your windows this year.
Average Lifespan of Windows
According to McGarry and Madsen Home Inspection the average life expectancy of windows varies depending on the material used, the maintenance of the window and where the window is located. Here are a few examples:
- Aluminum – 20 to 30 years
- Bullet Fiberglass – 20 to 40 years
- Bullet Insulated (double pane) – 10 to 20 years
- Bullet Skylights – 10 to 20 years
- Bullet Vinyl – 20 to 40 years
- Bullet Wood – 30+ years
When looking to get new windows fitted, the correct measurements is essential. If not measured correctly, it could leave you with windows that are too big or too small which could cause complications when fitting and could leave you will a terrible draught. If you have no experience with measuring windows, use a company, like Sureseal, who offer the opportunity to measure, supply and fit.
When choosing the style of the windows, you want to choose windows that fit with the aesthetic style of your property. Make sure you do a lot of research into the different types and styles of windows, this research can vary from online or even just on your way to work, take a look at what suits the properties around you and get some inspiration.
Are your energy bills through the roof? Energy efficiency will be a main factor for you, you could save hundred of pounds by choosing glazing that will trap the heat in at winter and keep it cool in the summer. Why not take a look at our “Triple Glazing vs Double Glazing” blog post? Make sure you consider the materials you are thinking of using and research into this further.
Cost is a very significant decision, nobody wants to be forking out money they don’t need to. That’s why you should speak to our experts. They will be able to give you a quote and some advice on the style that is the cheapest but the best quality. Quality is key when it comes to windows, you would much rather have an insulating product than one that has no energy efficiency. Rather than spending the extra money on the windows, you would be paying double the price in heating bills.
The materials you decide on using have an impact on the look, performance an durability of your windows. When deciding on what materials to use, make sure you look at the cost, the maintenance and how long each material is expected to last.