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Failing Double Glazing – Signs and symptoms, and what to do about it

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When double glazing works, it is incredibly energy efficient and will help keep your home warm in winter and cool in the summer months. However, it doesn’t last forever! Here are some tell-tale signs that your double glazed windows or doors need to be repaired or replaced:

Signs and Symptoms:

Draughts coming in through the windows

Condensation in between the panes of glass

Unusual rattling or creaking noises coming from the window frames

Windows becoming foggy or distorted

Cracks or chips in the glass

What to do About it:

Contact a reputable double glazing specialist to inspect the windows and determine the cause of the issue.

If necessary, have the existing windows replaced with new ones that are energy efficient and fit for purpose. New double glazing should come with a good energy rating (Look for A or above) and a low U Value.

If your windows are relatively new, it might be worth looking at a repair rather than a replace. It is possible to remove condensation from between the pains by drilling a small hole to remove excess moisture before resealing the unit to prevent further moisture from getting in. Ensure you do your research and go to a reputable specialist for this!

Check for any signs of wear and tear on a regular basis to ensure that any potential problems are addressed quickly and efficiently.