4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Double Glazing

29 November 2021
Updated 21 September 2022

Double glazing is a great way to keep the heat out during the winter and keep in cool air in summer. But, like everything else, it has an expiration date. If you are experiencing any of these signs that your double-glazed windows need replacing, then don’t wait! Take care of your home today by getting new windows installed as soon as possible.

Double-glazed windows are designed to be durable and last for many years. However, double glazing can also break down over time depending on the quality of materials used in its construction as well as how it is handled during installation or repair. 

When your home’s double glazing starts getting old, you will notice certain signs that indicate replacement is necessary.

Cold drafts coming through cracks or chips in the glass

 This is an obvious point but one we have seen people be slow to fix! Don’t put up with draughts.

Condensation forming between window panes

 This means there is a small leak in the seal in between the pieces of glass. Your windows can begin to mist up and obscure your view. It damages the window from the inside out so it is important to get replaced.

Leaks during heavy rainfall or storms

This is a significant issue and can be very dangerous if there are electrical items near the window. Gradual water leaks in a home can also make the structure of the walls that the water falls through more and more unstable and lose their strength, making the property dangerous as well as damp.

Double glazing that has lost its insulating properties

 This means it no longer keeps your home warm or cool when needed. This might even cause your utility and energy bills to become more costly!

If you are experiencing any of these signs, replace your double glazing soon! Use our handy find an installer tool to find a professional and reliable one.