Pinnacle Windows – Window Replacement
Windows are an important feature within any home and choosing the right ones can benefit any property and have a variety of benefits in terms of style and function. But how do we know when it’s the right time to upgrade our windows if they’re showing no sign of damage? At Pinnacle Home Improvements we suggest looking out for the following signs that indicate that it may be the right time to invest in some new, high-quality environmentally efficient windows.
Signs you may need window replacement
Most people tend to replace their windows when there is an obvious sign of damage or need of repair such as a break or wood rot in older windows, but there are other signs that windows need replacing even though they don’t appear to be broken.
Feeling a draught
One of the biggest indicators that there is a potential problem with your window is if you start to feel or notice a draught. As windows get older they, like other things start to wear, meaning that they gradually let more air in. Windows come in all styles and materials, but even with the best of materials and the best care, it’s not possible to prevent the ageing process. It’s also possible that over time corners or sashes in frames can become loose, which can be another cause of air penetration.
Problems with opening or closing
In addition to this, if you have problems with opening and closing your windows this can indicate a balance issue, especially in older single and double hung windows. This problem also poses possible hazards if windows are able to slam shut, as it could compromise the glass. Rot and rust in older windows also play a part in windows failing to operate correctly.
If you take a look at your windows and start to notice condensation inside double or tripled paned glass this can be an indicator of a seal failure. A seal failure creates a gap between the panes of glass leaving an opening for moisture to enter, and this in turn causes the condensation or fog look meaning the glass is no longer working as an insulator.
If you’re not able to get a good night’s sleep, your windows may no longer be working as a sound dampener. Efficient windows should keep noise in and reduce noise from outside. Also, look out for leaks – water entering through the window area points out that there may be tightening issues.
High energy bills are another warning sign that windows may need replacing. One of the biggest benefits of replacement windows is the quality and effectiveness in being energy efficient and reducing costs. If your energy bills are expensive there’s a strong possibility that your windows are simply not energy efficient enough.
How do you fit a roof window?
When looking to add a roof window, you need to check it will not affect the structural integrity of the roof. Pinnacle will check business regulations if you need assistance. You will need to make a hole in the roof, make sure you measure the window including the frame before attempting to install one. They can be installed from the inside and usually on a roof pitch of 20 degrees to 85 degrees. You will also need to remove enough roof tiles to facilitate the new window.
Fitting windows for summer houses
As with most window installations, measure twice and cut ones. Summer houses aren’t much different to installing house windows. There is a frame and window sill that goes in first followed by the glazing. It is imperative they are fitted snugly as they are predominantly outdoor buildings and not built out of brick. We would recommend you decide where the window goes, by seeing how much sunlight you want to enter the summer house. Bearing in mind that direct sunlight will increase the temperature substantially.
Why window repairs are an option
You may want to consider repairing your windows as an option rather than replacement. If this is the case, we offer excellent window repairs in Birmingham and double glazing repairs in Birmingham, as well as window repairs in Redditch, and many more locations around the UK. Your windows may not be too old, or if you just like your current windows, we can repair your windows to feel brand new. You may want to get a window repair due to an accident, such as objects smashing, scratching or chipping at your glass, or possibly even due to damage over time. Whatever the reason, we offer quality window repair solutions.
If your windows are beyond repair, we can supply and fit high quality replacements. We have two distinctive window styles to choose from, Ovolo or Chamfered. Ovolo is a classic choice, and features a sculptured curve to the edge of the frame, whilst Chamfered is a more contemporary option – with simple straight lines which will complement a modern property. You can choose from traditional pure white or cream colours, or one of our realistic wood-grain finishes. We also offer a variety of frame styles, ranging from Casement to Tilt & Turn and Bay/Bow. Whatever the style of your home or the finish you are looking to achieve, we can supply the perfect product for your property.
Get replacement windows you can count on
If you spot any of these signs, then Pinnacle Home Improvements can help. Offering specialist services in window installation, window repair and window fitting. If you upgrade to better quality windows you can benefit from low-cost energy bills and reduced noise levels. They also make your home look inviting and add style to your property even increasing the value and can even add to your home’s security measures.