What to Consider When Changing your Windows

Replacing your existing windows isn’t something that you will do very often; in fact, it may be a once-in-a-lifetime job. Your reasoning for doing so could be because your windows have lost their lustre, you want to improve the energy or thermal efficiency or you just simply want to modernise the appearance of your house. 

But, before you fully commit to getting them replaced, you need to think about a few things first. 


How much money you have to spend will obviously determine the replacement windows you can afford. Keep in mind that aluminium windows North Wales are designed to give you lasting performance and lasting aesthetics, so the investment will go a very long way. Replacement windows will also likely increase the resale value of the property. 

Thermal Performance 

The modern window buyer wants a replacement window that promises to keep their home comfortable in all weathers and the cost of heating bills down. You need to pay attention to the U-Value provided by the window as this signifies its thermal performance standards. 

Check the Foundations

One of the signs of foundation problems are cracks in windows. So, if you’re replacing your windows because you see cracks in your windows, it may mean your home has foundation issues. It may also mean you have foundation problems if your windows suddenly begin to stick or won’t close completely. If you notice any of these problems, please seek professional help. Left unattended, foundation problems can become costly. It’s advisable to have your foundation inspected before replacing your windows. If you replace your windows only to find out you have foundation issues, you’ll have wasted a lot of time and money.

Consider the Type of Glass

The type of glass is also worth considering. If you are considering buying energy-efficient windows, an insulated glass unit is an ideal selection.

The following are four advantages of insulated glass:

  • Insulated glass windows can act as a safety and security window. Unlike a single pane window, it’s difficult and takes a longer time to break an insulated glass unit.

  • There is a reduction in the number of UV rays and direct sunlight that enters the room through the windows. This prevents sofa fabrics, carpets, curtains, paintings and photographs from fading.

  • Insulated glass also helps in sound insulation and improves the acoustics of the place.

  • Another advantage of insulated glass is that it increases the energy efficiency in buildings.

Best Time to Get Replacement Windows

Due to the weather being warmer, late Spring, Summer, and early Autumn are the most popular times for homeowners to replace their windows. Although replacing a window can be quick, having a window removed for roughly a half to a full hour can have an impact on your home’s temperature, making the warmer months ideal for anyone who can’t stand the cold.   

However, if you can tolerate the cold of replacing windows during the winter months, then you could save some money by opting to wait for the inclement season. The other benefit of replacing windows in the first part of the year is that you get to enjoy their benefits throughout the summer, which is important given newer windows’ ability to reduce heat gain during the hot summer.