Getting windows replaced is not only costly – it also causes lots of mess and disruption. However, if you notice the following signs, they tell you that window replacement Lincoln area cannot be postponed:
- Draftiness – if you feel draft in your room and you see the curtains or the drapes moving even when the windows are closed, check the window frame and the wall around the opening. Seal any hole or crack in the wall and see of the draft persists – if it does, it means that the problem is caused by the old or damaged window frame, so you should start preparing for the replacement;
- Windows that won’t open or close properly – broken springs, damaged handles, inoperable mechanisms and other forms of mechanical damage can all be causes behind a blocked window. Check whether the mechanism can be fixed or replaced – if it cannot or if the window is older than 30 years, the best course of action is replacement;
- You have single glazing – with the summers getting hotter each year and the winters getting harsher, you need windows that have good insulation properties. The old single-glazing windows cannot provide an efficient thermal barrier, increasing the costs you need to support to heat and to cool your building, so they are best replaced with energy-efficient, double-pane or triple-pane windows.