2 Dec / 2016

Time To Replace Your Sash Windows?

Sash windows are a beautiful addition to any property, and are especially popular for period properties. The usual design means that half of the window slides vertically upwards and remains in place, which allows for plenty of fresh air to get in. Whether you are looking to renovate an old property and want windows that replicate the original design, or you simply want unique looking windows that are not the same as all of your neighbours’ windows, box sash windows are a great option.

Sash Windows Can Be Repaired

It may not be necessary to replace your existing sash windows if they are only slightly damaged. A reputable installation and servicing company can repair the frames, replace any broken mechanism or other elements, and may even be able to add a secondary layer of glazing if your existing windows are not energy efficient. This can save you money while ensuring that you definitely retain the original look. Even washing, sanding, and repainting the frames could be enough to bring them back to life.

Timber Or PVC?

If you do need to replace the windows because they are beyond repair, then the first choice you have to make is whether you want timber or PVC frames. In most cases, there really is no choice to make. Timber frames are carbon neutral, they look beautiful, and they offer an authentic look that cannot be replicated with PVC. What’s more, they have a life of 60 years or more, compared to the 30 years’ life expectancy of PVC frames.

Restore Properties Back To Period Style

The single most common reason for having sash windows installed is to renovate a property so that it looks like it would have done when it was first built. Many old sash windows have been ripped out and replaced with modern windows, but this simply doesn’t have the same look and appeal. If you have modern windows fitted in your property, you can replace them with sash windows and restore the property to how it would have looked.

Replace Single Glazed Windows

Another popular reason for having sash windows replaced is because old sash windows were single glazed. If you are fortunate enough to have a property that already includes sash windows, then you should determine whether those windows are single or double glazed. Replacing single glazing with double will greatly increase heat retention and significantly reduce heating costs in your home.

Choose A Reputable And Experienced Sash Window Service

When choosing sash windows, you need to ensure that you use a reputable and reliable installation service; one that will work you in order to create the windows that you want. They should also use authentic and high quality materials to achieve the window look that you want. The timber used for the frame, the fittings and hardware used in the construction, and the glazing itself, should be of a high quality in order that you can be certain that your windows will last as long as you need them to.

The Original Box Sash Windows Company offers design, manufacture, and installation of high quality timber framed, sash windows. Replace existing sash windows or restore a property back to its period beauty with stunning new sash windows.