If your home has been broken into or there has been an accident that has resulted in a smashed window, then you need to get the window replaced as soon as possible to make sure your home is secure. This is not as big a task as it might first seem, and expert glazing professionals will ensure that it is as efficient, stress-free and affordable as possible – whatever time of year you need your windows replaced. Here’s what you need to know.

Window replacement essentials: broken windows - the stress free guideThe perfect match

There are so many window styles and customisation options available nowadays that it is possible to get replacement windows that look exactly like your existing ones – even if you installed them years ago! Homeowners can choose from materials including uPVC, timber alternative or aluminium, and a large number of colours and finishes, such as wood grains, metallic tones and bold colours. If you are not sure which type of window you need, an expert glazier will be able to advise you on the ideal option so that, once your replacement windows are fitted, no one will even be able to tell that a replacement has been put in!

Replacing broken period windows

If you live in a period home and require replacement windows, it is even more important that your new windows look identical to the old ones. Due to conservation and protection policies, many local authorities require a like-for-like replacement so that the original character of the property is not lost. It is likely that your original windows have timber frames – in this case, you could consider upgrading them to a timber alternative like Residence 9, as this provides the authentic look of timber with all the benefits of high-performance uPVC. It is generally more convenient and cost-effective to replace the window rather than repairing it, and will mean added benefits such as security and energy-efficiency.

Securing your home in an emergency

Replacement windows can usually be installed in your home within just a few days of you ordering them. If you have experienced an emergency like a break-in or vandalism in the middle of the night, then you will need to secure your home until the replacement windows arrive. Perhaps call a locksmith to help you board up the broken window temporarily – they normally offer an emergency call-out for people who need to secure their homes urgently.

Here at Hamilton Windows, we have a wide range of uPVC, aluminium and timber imitation styles available to replace your broken window. If you live in Sunbury, Walton-on-the Hill, Wallington or another area of Surrey, contact us today for a free, no-obligation quotation.