Signs That It is Time for Replacement Windows

Have you recently noticed that your windows are not performing as good as they used to do? It is extremely important that Peterborough homeowners take care to have their windows either repaired or upgraded.

At Peterborough Doors, we understand the importance of having high-quality, reliable windows that not only look great, but also protect and insulate your Peterborough home efficiently. Here are some telltale signs that it might be time for replacement windows.

Drafty Rooms

Have you ever sat watching TV and feel a slight draft in the room, even when the windows are fully closed? That chilly breeze is a sign that your windows are not sealing correctly. Not only does this make your home less comfortable, but it also forces your heating system to work harder, increasing your energy bills.

At Peterborough Doors, we specialise in providing replacement windows. This is an effective remedy for those pesky drafts and a great way to add comfort and value to your home.

Windows Feel Difficult to Open or Close

Windows that stick, jam, or just refuse to open and close smoothly can be a real pain. This is often caused by weathering, warping, or corroding frames. If these issues are not resolved then it may compromise the security and functionality of your windows.

Here are some potential contributors paving the way for such issues:

Lack of Lubrication in the Window Mechanism

One of the more common issues is that the locking mechanism needs to be lubricated. If your window is sticking or refusing to stay open, a few minutes spending lubricating the lock can often solve the problem.

Warped Window Frames

If the sealant around your window frame deteriorates, the waterproof seal can fail. The window frame absorbing moisture may swell, thus making it difficult to open or close. We would then recommend replacement windows and frames.

Poor Window Installation

If the installation was not well-conducted, there might be alignment issues that restrict the smooth operation of the window. Replacement windows would be recommended.

Faulty Window Hinges

When windows become old the hinges especially in casement windows, can become stiff. If this is the case, we would recommend cleaning and lubricating these hinges. If the problem is not resolved then replacement hinges or windows would be recommended.

Condensation Between Window Panes

If you notice fog or condensation building up between the two panes of glass, then this is a good indicator that the seals have gone in the glass. As the seal has failed then a build up of moisture occurs between the glass. This indicates that your double glazing is not working how it should be, we would therefore recommend changing the glass.

Noticeable Increase of Energy Bills

If you have noticed that your energy bills are creeping up, inefficient double glazing might be the blame. You may also notice that you need to keep the thermostat quite high to keep your house warm. The reason for this could be that your windows are well past their prime. If this is the case then a significant amount of your home’s heat maybe escaping via your windows and doors. Therefore, making your heating system work overtime.

Fading Furniture and Carpets

UV rays streaming through windows can fade furniture, artwork, and carpets. Modern double-glazed windows come with UV protection, keeping your belongings safe from the sun’s damaging effects.

Noise Pollution

Have you noticed that you can hear any form of noise from outside entering your home? Your windows should act as a barrier against unwanted noise pollution. If your windows have failed or poor frame insulation, then every outside noise will seem louder within your home.

Visible Window Damage

If you notice any visible damage to your windows such as: cracks, rotting, water stains or mould, then it might be time for replacement windows. Not only will your windows look shocking, but they could also contribute to health risks as well. If you are deciding to sell your home in the future, then damaged windows could devalue the overall value of your property.


If you have noticed any of these signs then it might be worth considering replacing your windows. At Peterborough Doors, we specialise in providing top-quality double-glazed windows that offer superior insulation, security, and durability. Our friendly double-glazing team is here to help you choose the perfect windows to enhance both the comfort and curb appeal of your home.

Don’t compromise on your home’s comfort and safety. If you’re seeing the signs, reach out to us, and let’s transform your home together. 🏡✨