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When Should You Change The Windows or Doors in Your Home?

We spend the majority of our time in our homes. It’s our safe space, the place where we retreat to after a long, hard day. Where we share our highs and lows. A space in which we entertain, raise and care for our family, and the backdrop to the story of our life unfolds.

Within our homes, home decor is the main way in which we express ourselves; one of the ways we can change the aesthetics of our home is through our choice of windows and doors.

Windows and doors are not only an essential part of home decor, but they also serve as the main components of a functional home. But, when and how do you know when to replace them?

Let's take a closer look at our latest guide below on why you might upgrade the windows and doors within your home.

Signs you need to, and reasons you may want to, replace your windows

  • Little to no temperature control inside your home

A cold home is not a happy, or cost-efficient, home. The windows and doors in a house should not be letting in cold air or creating a draft, instead, they should keep the house warm and maintain a steady, comfortable temperature. If you’re finding that your windows and/ or doors have low to no temperature control, then it's time to upgrade and invest in a set.

  • Visible damage

Windows and doors experience general wear and tear over time, but they can also end up getting scraped, cracked, kicked or slammed shut, which can lead to damage. If your door or window has visible signs of damage, then it's time to replace it, especially if it's a front or external door.

Furthermore, if your door or window has experienced water damage, damp or mould, this can lead to serious issues and requires attention. An unsightly door or window not only causes internal issues but hinders your kerb appeal and can also pose a security risk as the structure is weakened and looks visibly flawed.

  • Condensation

A common problem in our homes is condensation; this affects the performance of double glazing and can cause real issues in your home. As soon as you notice this problem, it often suggests a ventilation issue or a case of installing a higher quality window to reduce the condensation.

If you’re noticing increased condensation, then it indicates a problem with your double glazing and needs to be addressed.

  • They’re not opening or closing properly

The windows and doors in your home shouldn’t be too much effort to open or close. If there is a bit of a struggle when trying to open or close, then it's a sign that something’s not quite right and they might require replacing.

A window or door that’s difficult to open or close can cause damage to the frame, floor or surrounding walls. It’s best to nip this in the bud early otherwise it can lead to an expensive fix. A faulty door or window can also lead to security issues depending on whether it's internally or externally placed in your home.

  • They don’t match and you want to improve the ambience or aesthetics

Home decor is so important in our home; it can convey our personality, make us feel good and create ambience. Alongside this, a lack of cohesion throughout the home can create feelings of chaos and clutter. No one wants to feel cluttered and claustrophobic, especially in your safe space.

To create a better flow throughout your house, you can make sure that all your windows and doors match. This will ensure that your home has a good feel.

  • Difficult to maintain

Sometimes replacement parts are difficult to source, if this is the case, then this can lead homeowners to consider upgrading and changing the windows or doors.

Furthermore, a window or door that is difficult to clean can often mean that it is time for a change.

  • A good selling point for moving house

Another reason why a homeowner may want to change the windows and doors is that this can act as a good selling point when trying to sell your home. For a prospective buyer, this is something that, if they’re new or recently replaced, they don’t have to worry about.

  • Increase security

By upgrading your windows and doors, you can help increase security and access to your home. With the latest materials and technology advancements, you can better protect your family and possessions.

Contact Birmingham Aluminium Systems

If you’re interested in changing the windows or doors in your Birmingham or Solihull home, please get in touch with our expert team by calling us on 0121 726 3201, or filling out our online enquiry form, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

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