When you are in the market for new windows for your property, whether it’s a new build or you need replacements for existing products, there is a lot to consider. One of the most crucial aspects of purchasing windows that will weigh heavily on your mind though, is the cost. It’s fair to say that windows constitute an exceptional investment, so window durability should be high on your list of priorities.
With that mind therefore, you will want to make sure you invest in windows that have a long lifespan, so you can benefit from the best possible return on your investment. The question that’s probably on your mind is how long do windows last? Well, when it comes to Core Sash Windows, there are a few factors you need to consider.
The Materials Used
The materials used in the construction of windows is the single-moist important aspect that can affect window durability. Core Sash windows use two different types of material for windows, natural traditional engineered timber and aluminium. While both have slightly different lifespans, they are longer than the popular alternative PVC windows.
PVC windows tend to have a lifespan of around 35 years, while aluminium windows have a lifespan of approximately 45 years. Engineered timber windows, in theory, can actually last a lifetime, in theory. We say in theory, because its not just the material that affects how long windows last.
Maintenance and Care
Along with the materials themselves, its how you look after windows that can make all the difference when it comes to the window durability. For example, even if you invested in aluminium windows, if you didn’t look after them properly or allowed dirt to gather and build on them regularly, they may not even last the time they are supposed to. The same is true of engineered wood windows too.
So, if you are looking to get as much life out of your windows as possible, you need to put the work in and follow the guidelines about how you should care for them.
What Kind of Guarantee or Warranty Do They Have?
Another thing to keep in mind when trying to figure out how long windows are going to last is the warranty that comes with them. This is the safety net that can ensure that even if things go wrong with your windows, you can have them repaired or replaced when necessary.
With Core Sash windows, we offer a 10 years warranty on all engineered timber windows, 2 years warranty to cover any refurbishment or repair work on the draught-seal on the windows, 8 years warranty on double-glazed windows to cover if they suffer from sealing failures such as misting, but not including cracking or breakages and 10 years on the furniture and mechanical devices on the windows.
So, it really depends, in answer to the question posed at the outset, on the type of windows you choose and how well you look after them.
Now that you’ve heard a little about how long they’ll last, why not take a look at what they look like? Just click here to go to our sash window gallery.