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When is the Right Time to Replace Your Sash Windows?

by Francesca Coleman Carr

Knowing when the time has come for you to replace your sash windows can be difficult. However, there are some telling signs that the time has come. In this article, I will be letting you know when the time is right to replace your sash windows.

Although they don’t last forever, sash windows that are made and installed professionally will tend to last over 20 years.

However, if you live on the coast or in an area prone to extremely bad weather, the lifetime of your sash windows may decrease faster than if you lived inland in a more protected location. Where you live, if your windows are more than a few decades old it’s important you assess their condition and decipher whether they need replacing yet or not. Here are some of the telling signs that the time has come for you to replace your sash windows.


Your Sash Windows are Broken or DamagedBroken Glass

Windows that are broken or damaged definitely need replacing. Not only do broken or damaged windows not look great, they also compromise the security and energy efficiency of your home. Broken and damaged sash windows are a problem that must be dealt with as soon as possible. Although opting for a sash window repair service, it is best to have your broken or damaged sash windows replaced as this will ensure further problems don’t develop.


There is a DraughtBreeze

Have you begun noticing that when you’ve had the heating on it takes your home a very long time to get warm? Well, it is likely one of more of your sash windows is no longer sealed properly – or is single glazed – causing a draught. Having a draught in your house can be an expensive problem, raising your energy bill as you turn up the heating hoping to warm the house, while all the hot air is sifting outside straightaway. If you notice that your sash windows are draughty, it is important you replace them to solve the problem and significantly reduce your energy bill.


If You’re Upgrading Your HomeUpgrading Your Home

One of the most popular reasons for people replacing their sash windows is because their home is undergoing an upgrade. Upgrading your home is an excellent time to replace your sash windows. By replacing your old sash windows with brand new sash windows, you can choose to match the style, colour and design of your sash windows with your homes upgrade, creating a comfortable interior and a stylish exterior.


Your Home Has Suffered a Severe StormStormy Weather

Stormy weather has a significant effect on the health of sash windows, no matter how many protective measures you put in place to see out the storm. It is important, particularly if you live in a location prone to bad weather, that you replace your sash windows if there has been any damage. For the safety, security and comfort of yourself and your family, it is important you assess the health of your windows after a storm and replace any that have been damaged or broken as a result.


Your Windows are Suffering from Condensation ProblemsCondensation

Have you ever woken up in the morning and noticed that the windows in your home are covered in condensation? It’s horrible stuff. It makes the timber around your sash windows rot, the air in your home fully of moisture, and can significantly affect your health over time. Condensation is a sure-fire sign that your sash windows are not performing as they should be. Either their seals have failed, or they are single glazed and require double glazing to effectively insulate, or they are broken. Whatever the cause, condensation on your sash windows is certainly not something you should put up with! It’s definitely a sign you should replace your sash windows – preferably with double glazing.


Is the Furniture in Your Home Becoming Faded?Faded Furniture

The fading colours of furniture throughout your home is a common sign that it’s time for you to replace your windows. Fading colours in the home tends to be a result of your sash window glazing not working properly and no longer providing proper UV protection. Lack of proper and effective UV protection in your home causes the sun’s rays to penetrate through the glass of your windows, damaging your home’s interior. It’s a problem you don’t have to live with. By replacing your sash windows, you can rest assured your furniture will no longer fade in the sunlight, it will stay looking brand new for longer (well, for as long as the pets keep their muddy paws away!)


Your Home is Constantly Polluted by NoiseNoise Pollution

Homeowners who live in busy city areas or bustling neighbourhoods are more likely to notice the problem of noise pollution. Noise pollution is a definite sign that your sash windows are not performing as they should be. Double glazed sash windows reduce noise pollution significantly and if yours are no longer doing this, it is time you source a replacement. Replace your double-glazed sash windows today and restore your home to the peaceful, quiet and comfortable place it once was.


Replace Your Sash Windows with Sash Windows London

If any of the above points resonate with you, it’s very likely you require a full sash window replacement. Here at Sash Windows London, we replace sash windows throughout London and the UK. If you would like to know more about the sash windows we supply, check out our website. We provide a variety of double glazed, UPVC, and timber sash windows, so you are sure to find something that suits you and your home!


Call Sash Windows London Today!

To discuss your sash window replacement, call Sash Windows London today. If you have any questions about replacing your sash windows and the best option for your property, our friendly team at Sash Windows London would be more than happy to advise you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for a full sash window replacement, call Sash Windows London today.

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Francesca is the Managing Director of Sash Windows London Ltd, a family-owned and professionally managed window company providing a full range of sash window products throughout the UK. Passionate about providing high-quality, friendly, and reliable services. You can read Francesca’s full bio here.

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