Tips on Expanding the Lifespan of Your Windows

Windows are a huge part of any home. They provide natural light and ventilation as well as protection from external elements. Because of this everyone wants the windows on their property to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, windows have a limited lifespan and will eventually need replacing. However, with proper care and maintenance, you can ensure your windows last as long as possible. Here are some tips on expanding the lifespan of your windows.

Tips on Expanding the Lifespan of Your Windows

Keep them clean

Tips on Expanding the Lifespan of Your Windows

It should go without saying that if you want nice things to stay nice they need to be cleaned regularly. There’s nothing worse in a home when there are visible marks and smears across the glass on your windows and doors. Cleaning your windows is not only one of the simplest things to do but it is also one of the most effective ways to extend the lifespan of your windows. Using a soft cloth and a mild detergent you can remove all the dirt, dust and grime from your frames and glass. We recommend you avoid using abrasive scrubbers or harsh chemicals, as these can damage the surface of your windows. Here are some of the best cleaning hacks you need to try!

Prevent unnecessary damage

Improper use can be a leading cause of unnecessary damage to your windows. Ensuring that your windows are being opened and closed correctly can protect the hardware and mechanisms that make up your windows. If you’re having to use excessive force then you’re causing damage. We recommend you seek the opinion of a professional as soon as possible as these issues rarely amend themselves and it will likely end up costing you more down the line.

Repair damage when you see it

The worst thing we see people do is to notice an issue with their windows and not take any action. As soon as you notice a crack in the frame or glass you should contact a professional. These smaller issues are usually the root cause of irreparable damage. Spotting and taking action prevent issues from developing into larger, more costly ones. We always recommend that people arrange for repairs to be made as soon as possible. Yes, you will be left with a repair fee in the short term. However, it could save you the hassle and expense of having to replace the window entirely.

If you’re feeling a draft when all the windows and doors are closed or seeing leaks then this is a sign you need professional assistance as soon as possible.

Invest in qualityTips on Expanding the Lifespan of Your Windows

The final tips on expanding the lifespan of your windows surround investing in quality. Whilst it might be appealing to buy cheaper, lower-quality windows it is likely they will struggle to stand the test of time.  Everyday wear and tear in combination with weather conditions with most definitely have an effect on the longevity of these windows. It is almost always more financially savvy to opt for the highest quality available simply because means you will need to replace or repair them less frequently.

Additionally, higher-quality windows will be much more energy efficient. All the windows we offer are specially designed to insulate your home. Our windows will keep your home warm during the winter months and cooler in the summer. This will save you money on your energy bills as your home will warm up quicker and retain the warmth for longer.

On top of this high-quality windows offer you that little bit of extra piece of mind in terms of security and comfort. Feeling safe in your home is a must, there’s no better way to feel secure than with some high-quality windows and doors.

Looking to invest in high-quality windows?

Here at SCI Windows, we have been independently supplying and installing windows and doors for over 30 years. With well over 10,000 satisfied replacement window and door customers, SCI has thrived on quality, innovation and customer care. Our customers appreciate the no-pressure, no-hassle approach and commitment to service – long after the installation has been completed. We will discuss with you your requirements and advise you on which options will be best for you. Together we will come up with the most attractive and practical window designs for your property.

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 and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.