Sash Window Draught Proofing
Sash windows that rattle when the wind blows can be hugely irritating, especially in rooms that you use frequently. Not only that, draughts also bring cold air into your room, leading to poor property energy efficiency and higher fuel bills when you invariably turn up the heating.
As part of our wooden sash window replacement and refurbishment services, we offer comprehensive draught proofing that will leave your house warm and quiet without affecting the aesthetic character of your property. Draught proofing is a relatively quick and easy way of saving money and energy. According to Historic England research, draught proofing can reduce air leakage through a wooden sash window by as much as 50%.
We apply draught proofing in three key areas of each sash window; the staff bead, which insulates the bottom rail and sides of the lower sash; the meeting rail at the middle of the window, where the two sashes meet; and the parting bead, which insulates the top sash. Carrying out this process does not negatively affect the operation of the window, nor does it affect the appearance of your property, because the seals are concealed, rather than being surface mounted.
Advantages of Sash Window Draught Proofing
Draught proofing your sash windows comes with a number of advantages:
– Smoother window operation
– Prevents ingress of dust, dirt and rain
– Increased energy efficiency
– Reduced sound ingress
– Reduced chance of timber decay
Of course, a warmer and quieter property can also be achieved through the installation of double glazing. The craftsmen at yoursashwindows.com are experts in double glazing sash windows, even in conservation areas.
When we draught proof your windows, we can also repair any window furniture, such as locks and catches, remove excess paint from the frame, replace pulleys and cords and rebalance sash weights, as necessary. A full painting service is also available.