Upgrade your uPVC windows with Hamiltons

Upgrade your uPVC windows with Hamiltons

If you’re buying a new house, there are bound to be things that you want to change to your own taste and style. Carpets, curtains and décor are usually the first things on the list. But look closer, and you’ll notice a few structural issues, or minor repairs that need doing. Have you had a close look at the windows, and do you feel they need repair or replacement?

Similarly, people who have lived in their homes for years can become ‘blind’ to maintenance issues that need to be addressed. As windows age, they can cause draughts and look unsightly. It might be time to consider replacement double glazing.

How old is your double glazing?

uPVC windows are a relatively modern upgrade to our homes. If you have these windows already, you may feel that no replacement is necessary, since uPVC is the best on the market. But there is a huge difference in specification between today’s uPVC windows, compared to the windows that were being installed in the 1990s.

Modern double glazing must comply with strict regulations, and it must be given an energy efficiency rating on a label. These Window Energy Rating (WER) scales are exactly the same as the ones that are given to appliances; you’ve probably seen the stickers on fridges and washing machines.

The benefits of an upgrade

All of the double glazing that we provide has to be rated at C or above, with A and A+ ratings offering the best available energy efficiency. If you upgrade from single to double glazing in a detached property, you can expect to save more than £100 a year on your energy bills.

Likewise, replacing old fashioned uPVC can result in a more comfortable home. You will notice fewer cold spots and draughts around your window, and you will benefit from better solar gain. Modern windows are also better ventilated than old fashioned uPVC windows, so you tend to get less condensation thanks to trickle vents. This also means less black mould on the frames.

Critical features

When shopping around for double glazing, consider the three key elements that make a window energy efficient. Look for low emissivity glass (sometimes labelled ‘low-E’), a sealed unit that’s filled with gas to prevent energy transmission, and a warm edge spacer bar to reduce energy transmission.

uPVC is still a very good material for windows, and modern uPVC is much better than its old-fashioned predecessor. It keeps its fresh white colour for longer, and providing it’s professionally installed, it will keep your home warm and noise-free. If you want a complete change, timber window frames look stylish and can give your home a classic, warm look.

Affordable upgrades

Replacing your double glazing with Hamilton Windows could cost less than you think. For a quote for a full-house replacement, just contact Hamilton Windows, and we’ll visit to carry out a free on-site survey.

All of our windows are highly energy efficient, and fitted by a family firm with decades of combined experience. In Surrey and London, we’re the number one experts in upgrades to existing double glazing.