Christmas is just around the corner, which means you’ve already got the heating on and the fires lit.
But does your house still feel draughty and cold? Check out the windows. Around 30% of your home’s heat is lost through the windows.
If your windows need replacing, then now’s the time to do it before the really cold weather arrives.
Don’t leave it until spring or you’ll be seeing the money you spend on heating over the next few months flowing straight out of the windows.
If you’re still determined to put off the inevitable, here’s 5 good reasons why you’d be better off replacing your windows before Christmas.
1. Save Money
Replacing your old windows with energy efficient double glazed panes can dramatically reduce your utility bills.
And if your pay packet is topped up with a Christmas bonus, you can use the extra money to take the sting out of the initial installation costs.
2. Old Windows Are A Pain
Older, single-paned windows become brittle over time and break more easily.
We all dream of a white Christmas but if the kids are having a snowball fight outside, a mis-aimed throw at the windows could easily crack or shatter fragile panes. Also snow build-up on your outer sills can end up creeping in through cracks and gaps in the framework, leading to mould and mildew problems.
Santa isn’t the only one who likes to visit at Christmas. Presents under the tree are a common target for opportunistic thieves at this time of year.
Single-paned windows are easier for intruders to break, and original catches on sash windows are so easy to open, a child could do it.
Double glazed glass is toughened and makes a great crime deterrent. New windows also have the added security feature of built-in multi-locking systems.
4. A Warmer Welcome
If you’re expecting a houseful of guests this year, the best way to give an old and tired looking house a makeover is with new windows. Your home will look beautiful, warm and welcoming.
5. Re-sale Value
Selling your house over the Christmas period has its advantages: there’s less competition on the market and buyers will want to close a deal before the new year. New windows can help increase the re-sale value of your property.
Once you’ve had your windows replaced, you can sit back and enjoy a merry, warm and safe Christmas!