Looking after your double glazed windows.
The weather proofing integrity of even the best double glazing can be compromised if the seals on the window openers are not looked after or checked every now and then to make sure they are intact.
By using an ‘ounce of prevention’ it could be the case that you avoid any water penetration issues in the later years of the lifespan of your uPVC Windows as these small gasket seals take quite a beating where the windows are opened and closed frequently.
If they lose their flexibility, then they can perish & crack allowing water to invade the property. Even the smallest leak even if it’s by ‘capillary action’ can lead you to have to remedy internal damp damage.
So, it’s recommended to check you window seals at least once a year to keep them in good shape.
These weather seals may be unobtrusive, but their importance cannot be underestimated with the high cost of upvc windows fitted. More information.
Keep Warm, Save Money
Cold can quickly percolate into the house if there are gaps from windows and doors.
Not only does the cold get in but the warm gets out! This is exactly what you do not want especially at this time of year. Having things like your walls insulated is a great idea as a third of heat is lost through walls.
Heat can escape through the smallest of holes so if you have wires and cables coming into your lounge then this is another area where you can end up losing heat.
Windows and doors are one of the main culprits and as this is easily fixed there is no reason why people should be losing so much heat for their homes. Heat loss means that you will have to use your heating system on a regular basis in an attempt to keep your home warm. Using your heating system on a regular occurrence is going to increase your spending on your utility bills each month.
With the average cost of utility bills on the rise it is going to be even more important to cut down our usage.
Using the heating system will also increase your CO2 emissions which are affecting the environment and we should all be doing our bit to ensure the environment is in good shape for years to come. For whatever reason, you should be looking to cut down on the usage of your heating system and double glazing and insulation is the best way to do this.
Whatever area you live in within the UK you can find the right supplier in your area. Having a local supplier means that you can be sure that they have a good knowledge of your area meaning they will probably be aware of anything unusual around your home such as nearby water pipes and will know about whether planning permission is required or not.
This all makes your home improvement considerably easier to carry out. However, you always need to research any home improvement you are about to make to ensure you are going to get the best deal possible from a reputable company.