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July 17th, 2019
Although the hot and humid summer months are when you’re least likely to consider the thermal efficiency of your windows, now is in fact the perfect time to think about winter proofing your windows for the colder spells ahead, particularly if they are run-down, draughty and in need of replacement.
Here are some of the key reasons you should consider replacing your windows in time for winter in order to weather proof your home.
Did you know that spells of chilly weather can actually cause damage your windows? In the UK we are no strangers to unpredictable weather conditions, so a sudden change in temperature when you (or your outdated windows) are least expecting it could create costly problems, resulting in thermal stress and cracked windows.
Another thing we often tend to forget about during the winter is the amount of excess moisture that can be released indoors from activities such as cooking or showering. As we mostly keep our windows and doors closed during the winter, this can in fact increase condensation between window panes and build up to cause problems if not managed properly. Keeping rooms well heated and ventilated will help and moisture that does appear should be regularly wiped down.
If your windows are prone to leakages, this could lead to damp in your home. If damp is left untreated, or the signs are not spotted early on, it can be difficult to keep on top of and go on to affect your walls, ceilings, floor and even furniture, meaning a costly resolution or damage to irreplaceable parts of your home.
One of the biggest causes of heat loss at home is through windows so, by ensuring your windows are thermally efficient, you can save on your monthly utility costs.
If your home is draughty, you’ll probably find that you’re often having to turn up the heating in all rooms to maintain a comfortable temperature. At Clement Windows, our windows are designed for modern living and use only the very best glass units, teamed with the latest thermal barriers and weatherproofing, to provide you with high performing windows and doors that will ultimately reduce your energy bills.
At Clement Windows, we are experts in fenestration for houses both old and new and will work with you to find the solution that meets the needs of your home, both practically and in terms of aesthetics. If you’d like to speak to one of our experts about our range of thermally efficient windows, or find out which of our range will be the best for your needs, please get in touch with us here.
Alternatively, you can arrange a meeting at our Haslemere showroom for an in-depth consultation with one of our team.