Have you ever thought about replacing all the windows in your house? It’s not something that you generally think about but if you’ve never replaced your windows, or you’ve just moved into a new place, why would you start thinking about it now? We rarely see profit in spending a lot on something that already serves its purpose, no matter the age. Your windows provide a layer of protection and allow you to see in an out: that’s as far as some people consider their windows. For those people, what they don’t know could be costing them hundreds of pounds a year.
As any child knows from the age of 8 onwards, windows serve more purpose than decoration. A good 20% of heat generated in the house is lost through the windows alone, never mind what other precautions you take to cut down on energy bills. The environmental benefits of replacing your windows, as outlined by Envirosash here, are manifold, though I’m sure your main priority will be saving money.
I found the following video on the FAB Systems Ltd site while I was researching the standards of installation companies who specialize in double glazing. FAB are particularly good when it comes to which rooms in the house need the windows upgrading to energy saving material. The conservatory is the main contender for most homes, so you might want to think about having some of this Planitherm glass as a replacement:
I’m not entirely sure you’ll be inviting your friends round just to show off your new windows, but renovating your conservatory is certainly something to consider seriously. With summer on our doorstep it only makes sense to make the most of the sunshine and save as much energy as possible.
A post here from Double-Glazing Info (an extremely helpful site in this case) eliminates some of the myths surrounding window replacements including whether you need planning permission, or how to reduce condensation build up. There is no reason to consider replacing your windows until you see the benefits and eliminate the myths.
If you remain unconvinced, this post in Yahoo Voices should give you 9 more reasons to consider renovating those old, stained and cracked windows, and investing in something that will pay for itself within a very short time. If you’re struggling to find an excuse as to why you should redecorate a part of the house, just take a look at the condition of your conservatory and ask yourself how much you might be losing.