Wondering if now is a good time to replace your windows? It’s not all about broken panes or faulty sealed units, and broken hinges or faulty locks — there are lots of reasons you might need replacement windows. As we hurtle through the first months of 2023, let’s take a look at some factors that influenced replacement window purchases in 2022.

Heat loss

As many of us are acutely aware, 2022’s hike in energy costs doesn’t look set to reduce any time soon. With the cost of living pressures being felt across the country, we’re all looking at ways to be more energy-efficient — and our homes may be letting us down. Even if you’re vigilant about monitoring what hikes the usage on your smart meter, heat could be escaping through older window types. In fact, did you know that your windows could be responsible for 25-30% of your home’s heat loss?

Have you noticed any draughts around your windows? Over time, the seals around glass, window sealed units and frames can degrade, causing gaps for heat to escape through and chilly air to get in. Another consideration is that your windows may have glass with poor insulation, adding to heat loss. So, if you notice any of your windows are letting in the cold, call an expert to assess the situation. 

You could look into temporary fixes, such as repairing the seals. However, for a longer-term solution, replacement windows could be your best bet. Plus, as well as helping you reduce heat loss and save money, you’ll get the benefit of fresh new windows to give you a boost!


Did you know that older windows can pose safety risks in more ways than you might expect? If your windows have degraded as described above, they may be easier for intruders to break in through. And security concerns aren’t limited to 2022 — we all want to feel safe in our homes, no matter the year.

With the option to upgrade to new models with intruder security locks and mechanisms, you can get peace of mind and even save some money — secure windows can do wonders for your home insurance premiums.


Another unwanted thing that old windows can allow into your home is noise! As housing areas become evermore built up, more traffic, an increased local population, or living by industry or leisure areas, all can be annoying sources of noise. If you’ve noticed the noise levels creeping up indoors, it may be time to invest in new windows.

Property value

2022 saw a huge jump in house prices, so you may be wondering if now is a good time to sell up. If you do choose to sell but your windows are looking a little shabby, replacing them before putting your house on the market could be a very worthwhile investment.

Did you know that upgrading to double glazing can increase your property value by 10%? So just think what full replacement windows can do!

Accidental damage

There’s no doubt about this one – if a window is broken, it needs replacing! It is possible to replace only the glass window pane as opposed to the whole window frame, but you may find that while an expert is already working on your window, it works out more cost-effective to replace the frame too. 

If you have got a damaged window, it’s best to act as quickly as possible. While you’re waiting for a replacement, that cold air might just sneak in, sending your energy bill up again. 

Take a look at our guide to help you choose whether to repair or replace your windows.

Choose KP Glass & Windows for your home

At KP Glass & Windows, we offer secondary glazing, alongside double-glazed and triple-glazed windows with security options to BSI standards. Get in touch with the team, or visit our showroom to see our variety of styles to complement your modern or period home.