How Long Will New Windows Last in 2023
Having quality, well-performing windows are an essential part of any home or building. They provide natural light, ventilation and insulation, essentially making all indoor spaces livable. However, as time goes by, windows can deteriorate due to general wear and tear. This damage can lead to drafts, air leaks and poor insulation. In this blog post, we will explore how long windows will last in 2023, the factors that affect their lifespan and tips on how best to extend their longevity.
Factors that affect window lifespan
The lifespan of windows can vary significantly depending on many factors. The quality of the window materials through to how well they are maintained will have an effect on the longevity of your investment.
One of the largest factors affecting window lifespan is the quality of materials used to manufacture the window. Low-quality materials, while cheaper in the short term, may deteriorate at a quicker rate and require maintenance/replacement more frequently. Here at SCI Windows, we offer two material options; PVCu and aluminium. Manufacturers have been able to increase the effectiveness of their goods by using the qualities of these materials. For instance, frames made of aluminium and PVCu are popular choices due to their toughness and insulation capabilities. These properties assist massively in decreasing heat loss and increasing overall energy efficiency. Both materials are durable, dependable, powerful, and require little upkeep. Its understated and unassuming design makes them the ideal complement to several houses.
Inadequate maintenance is another significant factor impacting the longevity of your windows. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help prevent dirt and debris from building up on the window’s surface. This debris build-up can cause the seal around the window to weaken allowing for draughts and water leaks. The majority of the time a simple wipe with a damp cloth or sponge is more than enough to keep your windows in good condition. This, coupled with regular maintenance, will keep your windows in excellent condition for years to come.
When to replace your windows
There are a variety of reasons you might want to replace your windows, but not all of them are urgent. Here are some of the warning signals you should be on the lookout for.
Clear and visible damage
Firstly, when you start to notice visible signs of wear and damage it should give you a strong indication that it is time to replace your windows. Cracks, chips, warping or rotting are excellent examples of signs that it’s time to make the investment in some new windows. Not only will they impact the aesthetics of your home but also the functionality of the windows. Damaged windows may allow air or water to leak into your home, causing additional problems and potentially damaging your home’s interior.
Another factor to consider is the energy efficiency of your home. If you’re seeing a significant rise in your energy bills then it could be an indication that it’s time to replace your windows. If your windows are not energy-efficient, they may be contributing to higher energy costs and reducing the overall comfort of your home. Upgrading to modern-day windows will make a noticeable difference to the energy efficiency of your home. All of the windows we provide come standard with an “A” Energy Rating. In addition, they have warm edge spacer technology, an argon gas fill, and a 28mm double-glazed unit. This increases their total energy efficiency and lowers how frequently you need to use your central heating, which eventually saves you money.
Age of windows
The final thing to take into consideration is the age of your windows. Typically, windows tend to last around 15-20 years. Depending on factors such as the grade of the materials, how well they were installed, as well as the quality of maintenance. If your windows are approaching or exceeding this age range, it may be time to consider a replacement. Your windows might not be operating as effectively as they previously did, even though they seem to be in fine shape. You may benefit from greater energy efficiency, better functioning, and a more comfortable living area by replacing your windows with newer, more efficient versions.
Looking for replacement windows?
Throughout the past 30 years, SCI Windows has operated independently to source and install windows and doors. SCI has prospered in quality, innovation, and caring for consumers, with well over 10,000 delighted customers for replacement windows and doors. Long after the installation is finished, our clients still value our commitment to service and no-pressure attitude. We will talk with you about your needs and provide you with advice on the finest solutions. We will work together to create the most aesthetically pleasing and useful window designs for your home.
Here at SCI Windows, we stock a wide range of windows including PVCu, aluminium, French or traditional sliding sash windows. All our windows are guaranteed to transform your property. We operate throughout Surrey and South West London. Feel free to get in touch for any more information about us or what we offer at 020 8648 0426. Alternatively, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.