As we head into summer and the light starts streaming through the windows in the morning that bit more forcefully, this tends to spur the His & Hers team into some kind of action. Perhaps this means channelling our inner Mrs Hinch and cleaning the windows or wiping down surfaces as every speck of dust suddenly becomes much more visible. Or maybe it means investing in black-out blinds or curtains so you don’t find yourself waking up with the birds. Also, if you’ve been putting off a bigger job like replacing worn-out windows, as the temperature rises, this is likely to be the most tempting time of year to bite the bullet and take action. With this in mind, His & Hers shares five reasons to replace the windows in your home.
1.They’re no longer fit for purpose
Perhaps your windows are letting in draughts and damp, no longer open and close, and are too far gone to repair. If so, you’ll probably find yourself looking for replacements like these new sash windows that are sympathetic to the original style, but will slide open and closed effortlessly, have an A+ energy efficiency rating and look the part, too.
2. They don’t look attractive
Maybe your home’s previous owners have left you with a few home ‘improvement’ horrors, such as cheap, badly fitted windows, which are affecting the overall appearance of your home. If you want to restore your house to its former glory, it could be worth taking a look at your neighbours’ window frames for inspiration and then finding a company like Albany Windows, which specialises in fitting replacement windows in Gloucester and offers a broad range of different styles.
3. To save money on your energy bills
These days, we’re all becoming more conscious of the impact we’re having on the environment, and while we don’t want to give up all our home comforts, we do want to stop damaging the planet, and our finances, unnecessarily. So if old, draughty windows are causing heat loss, it could be worth replacing them to keep your central heating bill down and to make your home more energy efficient.
4. To make your home feel more peaceful
If you live near a busy road or airport, ambient noise could be affecting your sleep and anxiety levels and could potentially cause tinnitus. These days, modern windows can offer excellent protection against noise pollution, so if you’re tired of having your sleep disturbed, or just want to come home to a lovely quiet, peaceful home in the evening, it’s well worth looking into how much noise insulation modern windows can offer.
5. You want to make the most of modern design and technology
If you love tech and want your home to operate as smoothly and efficiently as possible, you’ll be interested in new options, such as Albany Windows’ integrated blinds, which are fitted within two planes of glass and allow you to control light and heat levels seamlessly. For modern homes, hard-working contemporary windows can be an important design feature which help your home to function more efficiently.
We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with Albany Windows. For more inspiration for your home, please pay a visit to our interiors page.