Is It Time to Replace Your Home's Windows?

Do you want to install a glass splashback in your kitchen? Find out what you need to know about installing glass to make this look great.

Is It Time to Replace Your Home's Windows?

21 June 2017
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Replacing your home's windows can be expensive, but getting new windows can actually save you money on your home's utilities and power consumption, and improve the appearance of the home. Note when it may be time to consider having your home's windows replaced, no matter the overall cost.

You can hear outside noises

Your home's windows should be thick enough to block out noises from neighbours, a roadway, and a nearby school. If you can easily hear traffic, a neighbour, and other such sounds, it's time to get new windows; not only is this a nuisance, but if noise can get through your windows, so can cold winter wind and the heat of summer! Your home may also be losing interior heating and air conditioning through those thin windows, wasting money on your utilities every month. Laminated panes, which are two panes bonded together to form one tough, thick sheet of glass, can easily stop sound from travelling through the glass, as well as provide better insulation for your home.

Your home has single-paned windows

Very old windows with one pane of glass are not thick enough to insulate your home and keep it secure. Double-glazed or even triple-glazed windows are more durable and more secure against breakage, and will help keep in your home's heating and cooling. They're also more affordable than ever, so there really is no reason to keep single-paned windows in your home.

Condensation

With double-glazed or triple-glazed windows, the gap between them should be filled with argon gas or with air, so that no moisture can get in; if condensation forms between those panes, the seals of this window have probably failed. That air or gas has now escaped, so that moisture and condensation gets between the panes.

For any style of window, if condensation is forming inside the window pane itself, cold air is getting inside your home from outside. In all these cases, the window seals need repair, or you might consider upgrading to something with better insulating properties.

Your home needs a makeover

If the inside of your home is dark and drab, you can try a new paint colour and new flooring, but you may also just need new windows. Older windows may be scratched so that they hold dirt and dust that never gets cleaned away, which blocks sunlight from getting into your home. Installing new windows can also give you the opportunity to choose a new style or size, so more sunlight and fresh air gets into your home, making the interior space welcoming and inviting. For assistance, talk to a professional like Albury Glass.

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Tips on Installing Glass Splashbacks Behind Gas Stoves

Hello, my name is Hugh and I’ve recently finished renovating our kitchen. The project itself wasn’t that much trouble (my wife knows exactly what she wants and I just go along with her!) but we did hit a couple of snags along the way. For example, my wife really wanted a glass splashback to run behind our stove. I didn’t think this would be a problem; however, we’re using a gas stove and our kitchen company pointed out that we needed to run some checks and maybe even do some work before it would be safe to put glass behind this kind of oven. I had no idea that a glass splashback might not be suitable for every kitchen and I thought other people might find it useful to learn what you need to know before installing this kind of splashback.

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