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Back Thursday 5th December 2019 Does your home need new windows? Windows play an important role in your home. The way they look, let natural light in, ventilate, insulate and provide security, all make a big impact on your home and your health.

It’s crucial to make sure that your windows perform well and keep your home as comfortable to live in as possible. Over time, old windows can lose their efficiency, especially old timber and aluminium windows. They might become draughty, not operate as well and even flake, peel or rot.

So, how do we know when our windows need replacing?

Luckily, there are lots of signs that you can look out for to know when it’s the right time to replace them.

To help, here’s our top five signs you need new windows in your home.

1.The window frames are looking worse for wear
One of the most obvious signs you need new windows, is if they look old and tired. Keeping older windows fresh can be hard work. PVCu windows may have become tired, and timber windows are more prone to flaking, peeling and rotting, which requires regular upkeep including painting and treating to keep them performing well. If your windows are past this point and are quite literally falling apart, it’s time to think about replacing them. A great benefit for modern windows is that they are engineered to last. New windows are made with high performance materials such as PVCu and aluminium, and are combined with thermally advanced glass, for an all-round robust, energy efficient and secure glazing option.
PVCu windows are a popular, great value choice to replace your old windows. They feature excellent styles that suit any property type and are super low maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about keeping them looking brand-new.We supply and install new PVCu windows, in a selection of styles to suit your home, including classic casement windows, traditional box sash windows and functional reversible windows.

2.Your heating bills are on the rise
If you’ve noticed an increase in the cost of your energy bills, and you’re not quite sure why, it’s probably because your windows aren’t insulating as well as they should. Poor insulation can leave your home susceptible to cold spots and draughts, which can cause it to become uncomfortably cold. It means that it’s likely you’ll keep the heating on more often than usual, which will see a rise in your bills.
Cold spots are areas near your windows where the warm air inside your room is sucked outside through a gap. It’s easy to check for cold spots and draughts. Simply hold your hand about 30cm away from your window and move around until you feel a draught.Installing new windows is a great solution to improve your home’s insulation and ventilation. At Berben, we supply thermally efficient PVCu windows with double or triple glazing options. All our windows meet and exceed industry standards for energy efficiency, ensuring that you will always receive a high quality, energy efficient installation that will provide your home with a comfortable living environment.

3.You want to change the style or colour of your windows
Windows play a huge part in the overall look and feel of your home. Therefore, if you’re not happy with the style, design or colour of the windows, updating them is a great option.New windows can completely transform a property, from adding a modern touch, or even a classic style, the choice is all yours.
What makes modern windows so great, is that there are an abundance of design options to choose from to suit your tastes, home and lifestyle perfectly.Our windows can be tailored to you, with a full selection of styles, colours, finishes, hardware and accessories to match. We have both PVCu and aluminium windows to choose from, in classic casement, box sash and reversible designs.

4.Your windows don’t block out noise very well
Do you seem to hear everything that happens outside your windows? Maybe you hear all the traffic passing by or hear people’s conversations from the street. If you’re always wishing for a bit more peace and quiet, your windows probably aren’t very soundproof.Old windows are renowned for allowing noise pollution to seep through, however this needn’t be an issue.Ask us about acoustic windows with double or triple glazing. They are manufactured to absorb sound waves before they enter your home, keeping the noise away.

5.You’re worried about the security of the windows
Windows help to ensure your home remains as safe and secure as possible and protect against potential intruders. If you’re unsure if the windows in your home are secure enough to resist burglars, new windows may be the solution.

As windows are often one of the main entry points for unwanted visitors, it’s essential that windows feature the highest levels of security available.

New windows are designed with latest locking technology, robust frames and secure double or triple glazing to provide ultimate security for your property.

A great way to understand how secure your new windows are, is to see what accreditations they have. Our windows are PAS 24 and Secured by Design (SBD) approved. SBD is an accreditation by the Association of Chief Police Officers and is an initiative that has been created to design out crime. To achieve this accreditation, our windows have passed rigorous safety and security tests, ensuring they provide sufficient protection against potential break-ins.

Replacing your windows
At Berben, we supply and install high quality windows for homes across the West Midlands, in areas such as Coleshill, Solihull and Birmingham.

All our windows are designed to offer your property with the highest quality glazing available, combining style, thermal efficiency, performance and security together for a truly great window installation.

As our windows are manufactured here in the UK, from leading suppliers, we can ensure that your windows are the best quality and are designed to suit your home perfectly.

Our team are experts in their field, and have all the experience, skills and knowledge to provide you with a great service. They will work with you to create the right replacement window installations for your property, advising you on the styles, colours and finishes available.

If it’s time to replace the windows in your home, get in touch with us. You can call us on 0121 647 5130, email us at, or complete a contact form on our website here.
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