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Five signs your windows need upgrading

Windows are an important part of any home, and older ones were most likely built with single glazed windows. These are much more vulnerable to the elements, with the chance for condensation to form, as well as letting heat out, when compared to double glazing. If your house has single glazed windows, you may be due for an upgrade. There are some common signs that you’ll need to replace your windows, which we’ve compiled here.


Over time, older windows will start to deteriorate due daily exposure to the elements. The older a window is, the more likely it is to start letting in a draft. If you notice that parts of your house are colder than usual, weak seals are letting in the cold air as well as letting the heating that you’re paying for out, so it’s time for an upgrade.


A regular build-up of fog and condensation on your windows is another sign of a problem. Older windows will often lead to condensation in cold weather, which brings too much moisture to the inside of your home, potentially even leading to mould to grow. This is another indicator that your windows have decayed to the point that an upgrade is needed, or it could also just be that your homes single glazed windows are too thin to keep protect against cold and moisture.

Decaying window frames

If your home has wooden window frames, then long term exposure to moisture could have caused them to warp and decay. This can make the windows harder to open and close, as well as let in water, to the point that you could find water pooling on the floor.

Energy bills

If your home has older windows, and you’re noticing that you feel colder when standing by them, its highly likely that a lot of your heating is going to waste – it’s like you’re throwing your money out of the window. These high energy bills can be solved with a window upgrade that will keep the heat you’re paying for in your house, rather than out of the window.

Noise pollution

Thin windows can let in an unwanted amount of noise from outside, which is especially bad if you live next to a busy road. If you can hear cars approaching from afar and they’re exceptionally loud when passing your house, double glazed windows would help absorb some of the sound vibrations and keep the noise from outside to a minimum.

Admiral Home windows

If your windows are showing the signs of needing an upgrade, then look no further than Admiral Home. We supply the highest quality windows in Suffolk, with an extensive range that comes in materials such as UPVC, timber, and aluminium. To get started with a free quote for new windows, or if you have any questions, get in touch with our friendly team today, or take a look at our window guide to get an idea of the different styles and materials.

Benefits of French windows and doors to your home

As well as being stylish and aesthetically pleasing, French windows (or ‘doors’) also provide practical benefits for your home.

Due to being mostly window pane, French windows act as a nice transition piece from one room to another, or a room to a garden. They give a sense of enhanced space to a room, with more light allowed in and a view of the room or outside on the other side.

Savings on energy bills

French windows can help with both heating and air condition bills. In the summer, opening them up to the garden will let heat out and allow a breeze through the house. Conversely, in the winter, closed French windows will effectively keep heat in due to them being made with double glazing.


French windows are made from unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC). uPVC is a hard, rigid material that is both water and fire resistant, making it a safe and suitable material for your home.


Adding French windows to your home is very likely to increase its value and could help seal the deal with potential buyers should you ever come to sell your home.


As well as all these practical benefits, French windows are also very aesthetically pleasing. They are a timeless piece which have remained in style since their invention in the 17th century.

Admiral Home

At Admiral Home, we have a selection of French windows to suit all of your needs. Contact us today with any enquires about our French windows, or about any of our other products and services.

David & Jayne Sherwood

Many thanks for another 1st class & professional installation. It was good to see Kyle again turn up at my front door that he had installed a couple of years ago. Please pass on my thanks to James Quigley for his professional advise when we were choosing our windows & to your install team Kyle & Branden for a quality job well done. I will certainly recommend you to our friends.

Gavin Hamilton

A huge “Thank you” for a excellent job you did replacing our front door and the surrounding window. Your fitter was very pleasant and very professional. His standard of work is nothing short of excellent and we are delighted with the finished result.


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Mr. & Mrs. Hoffman

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Sue & Ty Murren

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Andrew Turner

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Robert I Allerton

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J P Hill

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