If you have wooden sash windows in your property, you may be tempted to replace them with something else. However, this is often not the best course of action. Instead, you should consider timber sash window restoration, which has a number of benefits, discussed below.
Retain the Original Character of Your Property
Perhaps the greatest benefit of sash window restoration is that the aesthetic appeal of your property is maintained. This is a particularly important consideration in conservation areas, in which planning officials insist on the maintaining of traditional features in properties. Be aware that UPVC windows cannot be fitted in these locations.
When it comes to selling your house, having original but well maintained wooden sash windows in your property will help maximise its value. The first thing potential buyers will see are the windows and doors. If they have been well restored, buyers should look at the rest of your property more favourably. Indeed, by removing a property’s original windows and replacing them with, for example, UPVC ones, you may actually risk reducing your home’s value.
Opting for sash window restoration over replacement can save you a lot of money, as restoration work is often considerably cheaper than fitting entirely new windows. Even if your windows look beyond repair, that’s very often not the case. Our team of expert joiners are able to restore almost every window. When that is not possible, such as when wood rot is particularly invasive, we can produce exact replicas of your windows, which meet the requirements of planning regulations in conservation areas and Listed Buildings.
You may be considering replacing your sash windows because you wish for them to be double glazed. Many people do not realise that when being restored, traditional sash windows can actually be double glazed without negatively affecting their appearance. At yoursashwindows.com, we can even double-glaze sash windows in conservation areas. This will make your home warmer and you should also see a reduction in external noise as your property will be better soundproofed.
All windows suffer general wear and tear over time and may eventually no longer fit into their frames properly. When this occurs, your windows will rattle and cold draughts will enter your property. When restoring your windows, we can fit draught seals, leading to virtual draught exclusion. Not only will your home be much warmer, but you should also notice a reduction in dirt and dust ingress into your property, as it is through draughts that such debris often enters the home.
Improved Energy Efficiency
By fitting double glazing and draught seals, the energy efficiency of your home should be greatly improved. Heat will remain trapped in the property for longer. As a result, you will be less tempted to turn on the central heating and should soon see a reduction in your energy consumption.
Extend the Life of Your Windows
Many sash windows have been in place since the properties were built, which could be over two hundred years ago. By carrying out a sash window restoration, you can extend the life of your windows even further. You should find operation of the windows much easier after they have been restored.
At yoursashwindows.com, we have over 15 years experience restoring, replacing, repairing and double glazing sash windows. All of our work is FENSA registered and comes with a 5 year guarantee, giving you absolute peace of mind.
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