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What should I consider when replacing windows?

First of all, you need to establish whether your windows actually need replacing or if there’s a chance that they can be repaired. Let’s delve a little deeper and answer a few frequently asked questions at the same time.

Living in such a ‘throwaway’ society, it’s tough for Cheltenham & Gloucester homeowners to gauge whether their windows need to be repaired or replaced. More often than not, window repairs are not as straight forward as they first appear to the untrained eye. Of course, repairing your windows is always going to be preferential to replacement windows, due to cost and interruption; although replacement windows will actually save you money in the long run, thanks to reduced energy bills. An experienced and knowledgeable double-glazing installer will be able to tell relatively quickly whether you need replacement windows or not and we strongly advise that you take this route.

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5 signs it’s time for a window replacement

  1. Difficulty opening and closing
  2. Leaks
  3. Hardware issues
  4. Mystery drafts
  5. Broken sash cords
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How much does it cost to repair a window?

Homes across Cheltenham and Gloucester are all shapes and sizes, so we would need to inspect the condition of your windows to put a comprehensive window repair quote together. Book an appointment to discuss our window replacement products with one of our knowledgable double glazing experts.

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How do I know if my double glazing needs replacing?

  1. Broken glass
  2. A ‘Foggy effect;’ condensation between the panes of glass
  3. Increase in exterior noise
  4. Yellowing uPVC
  5. Guarantee/warranty expired
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Do replacement windows pay for themselves?

The main barrier preventing Gloucestershire homeowners from upgrading their windows and getting the most out of their home is typically the overall cost that’s involved. However, it’s crucial to note that the energy savings combined with the potential profit added to a property’s resale value are worth their weight in gold; practically paying for themselves in the long run. 

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10 less obvious signs that your windows need repairing or replacing include:

  1. Misted glass
  2. Cracked glass
  3. Jammed/rotten sashes
  4. Unexplained energy bill increase
  5. Damaged window sills
  6. Damaged glazing/Georgian bars
  7. Condensation
  8. Mouldy windows
  9. Corroded metal windows
  10. Single-pane windows

Contentious issues like these will need to be inspected by a professional, qualified & accredited double-glazing installer.

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Should I repair or replace single-glazed windows?

Single-pane windows beware! Lead-based paint was banned from sale after 1978 but is still being found in homes built before 1960. It’s important to take note of this, as even the friction of opening and closing lead-painted sashes can release lead dust into the atmosphere and heighten the possibility of lead poisoning in children. Replacing damaged single-paned windows is therefore advisable, of course enlisting the help of trained & experienced window fitters (like us!) who will take all the necessary precautions to retain health and wellbeing throughout the household.

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Areas We Serve

Serving homeowners across Cheltenham and Gloucestershire

We’re the top local double glazing company in Gloucestershire! Based in Cheltenham, we’re ideally placed to improve homes in Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Dursley, Yate and Cirencester.

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What Our Customers Say

Read some of our customer reviews to find out what our customers are saying about our products and services.

Professional and excellent

We have just had a number of windows and a pair of French windows fitted by Albany Windows. They are an excellent, professional company who are efficient, quick, exact and with delightful staff - from…

Customer in Gloucestershire

April 22, 2024

Went the extra mile

We contacted Albany because they were Which trusted traders and we needed to replace all the windows in our property. Even though we are slightly outside of their 'catchment' area they still gave us a…

Customer in Wiltshire

April 22, 2024

Very satisfactory experience

I needed to replace a backdoor and toilet window with double-glazed units. From the beginning, Albany Windows were responsive and very helpful - also making really useful suggestions. I felt they provided a 'personal touch'.…

Customer in Gloucestershire

April 22, 2024

Professional glazing supply and installation service

Our promise to you:

  • A great price, first time, every time
  • No pushy sales tactics
  • Flexible low interest home improvement loans
  • FENSA and TrustMark accredited window installers
  • 10 year insurance backed guarantee backed by Installsure (formerly the GGFi)

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