Windows play an important role in both the aesthetic beauty of your home and a functional role when it comes to energy efficiency. Your windows are also an important element for defining the style, curb appeal, and ultimately the home’s value.

When to Replace Windows in Your House

Most professionals agree new windows should last between 15 and 25 years before you need to begin thinking about replacement. 

Window construction and technology have improved immensely in the past couple of decades, and today most companies producing vinyl replacement windows offer a 20-25 year warranty.

If your windows are nearing this age or even older, it’s probably time to think about replacing them. If you’re not sure how old your windows are, there are some telltale signs to watch for letting you know it’s time to replace your old windows.

Five Signs It’s For Replacement Windows

There are some fairly obvious signs it might be time.

1. Warped, Damaged, or Broken

Often, minor damage like worn-out weatherstripping or a broken lock can be easily repaired. However, if you have double or triple pane windows and the glass is cracked or broken, or if the frame is warped or soft to the touch, replacement is probably a better option. Soft frames can indicate rot or water damage which if left unattended can cause serious and costly damage to your home. 

2. Fog Up, Drafty, or Won’t Stay Open

Condensation build-up between multi-pane windows means the seals have failed, allowing moisture to infiltrate between the glass.

Once the seals fail, any inert gas used to make the window energy efficient is gone. If you feel a draft when the windows are closed, several reasons could be causing this including poor insulation or faulty seals.  

Windows that won’t stay open or are difficult to open may be a result of balance issues caused by improper installation.


If your windows are leaking when it’s raining, much like drafty windows, they’re causing you to waste energy and increasing your utility bills. 

 Leaky windows can also lead to more serious problems like structural issues if the framing rots due to getting wet. In fact, leaky or drafty windows can cause your energy bills to significantly higher.

4.You Have Single Pane Windows

Single pane window technology is dated, inefficient, and offers no soundproofing qualities. If you can hear a lot of outside noise, feel drafts, or cold when sitting in front of the window it might be time to replace your single pane windows with new double or triple pane technology. 

5. Visible Damage

Your home’s windows are one of its most prominent features and help to define its style and curb appeal. If they’re worn, fading, or visibly damaged, old windows detract from your home's look and can lower its value. Replacing your windows is a great way to give your home a facelift, make it more energy-efficient, and create a more comfortable and inviting interior.

If you’re in need of replacing your windows, Property Contractors 247 can help you in any window problem. We’re proud to be accredited by Master Builders in London.

When you work with us you’ll always receive high-level, hassle-free, professional workmanship, and we make sure you’re delighted, every step of the way. Contact us today! 

Get on board, whether you are refreshing the interior design to make it more beautiful or simply more functional. 

There is a list of cool ways of painting and decorating that can help create a charming and neat design.

Living Space Interior

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The organization of space is both the most complex and the most interesting stage. An inventor and a designer must awake within you. Besides, the smaller the size of the apartment, the more actively the inventor’s idea must work.

While designing the living space, be armed with a pencil and paper and make up a detailed plan.

Make notes of the exact sizes of rooms, doors, window apertures, the height of walls, etc. Otherwise, it would be impossible to order new furniture.

Make functional, practical and beautiful interior design when decorating your home

Home Decorating Colours

Use skilfully the colour scheme for painting and decorating to achieve good psychological effects.
As to the colours scheme, pay attention to the placement and orientation of your windows. With solar exposure in mind make the final decision. 

If the room has the North-facing windows, it is recommended to use a warm tones colour scheme. If the South-facing, then use the cold ones.

Style, Texture & Light

Generally, in the design of interiors, elements of rather large numbers of “historical” styles are used. It can be baroque, rococo, classic, pseudo-Gothic, Victorian style. Besides, it can be modernist style, art deco, constructivism, minimalism, hi-tech and, finally, eclecticism.

Victorian Design Elements

The English feeling of measure has allowed the consolidation of all this variety which is shown in the subtleties of semi-tones and colour scores. In such a house a spacious hall looks like a “high-grade” room with a monumental carved table. 

In addition, there is a mirror in a carved frame, a large chest of drawers – pier-glass table. Furthermore, there is a striking long-case clock, a sprawling hat tree with iron hooks, “a cell” for umbrellas and newspapers.

Minimal Art

The modern interior in the style of minimalism can be characterized by the use of only necessary objects. The most important thing to remember while creating such interiors is a competently planned space. Certainly, it contains a lot of diffused, quiet light and air.

Combination of Different Styles

The last thing to point out is that very few people create an interior in one style nowadays. combination of different styles, especially in different zones of one and the same apartment – in such a way it is possible to characterise a mainstream in modern design.

Try our design tips for your home decorating and remodelling projects. let our team of Property Contractors 247 do the job.
We provide all types of home decorating and refurbishment works.

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