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St Rhenium

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How often should you replace your windows?
« on: February 19, 2016, 02:54:20 PM »
For example, we have some double-glazing windows that are nearly 25 years old and I swear they leak heat. Should everyone look to replace their windows after a given number of years? If so, how often?

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Re: How often should you replace your windows?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 05:19:32 PM »
Replacing the windows in your house is really a down to your own personal circumstances. Generally, unless the windows are having serious issues, there's no need to replace them. Single pane windows are the least energy efficient. They tend to leak heat like no other. It's likely that your windows will leak a small amount of heat, but they shouldn't be leaking much unless there is another issue.

Even though they're the oldest material on the market, wood windows are still the best option around if you're looking to replace your windows. Wood is very high quality material that can last for decades if taken care of properly. I would say that unless your windows are causing seriously problems, there's really no need to replace them.

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Re: How often should you replace your windows?
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 11:55:54 AM »
How long is a piece of string? It depends. If it's not broken, don't fix it. Even 25 years ago, there was such a thing as an efficient window, and if your heating bills are low and the window is in good condition, I'd keep it. Generally, only replace your windows if you really need to or if there is a large saving to be made on energy bills. For smaller homes, sometimes this saving isn't as big as you think (but sometimes it can be!)

 

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