Living in a house with older windows has its good points and bad. The windows may be classically beautiful with lots of character but they are also old and have most likely become less efficient and functional with age. It is easy to reduce your carbon foot print with sash window draught proofing.
You have probably seen advertisements from window replacement shops touting how great new window technology has become. Their position is that it is best to remove older sash windows and to replace them with new, ‘modern’ units. They offer double-paned, gas-filled vinyl (plastic) framed windows as the alternative.
The truth is most older windows are worth saving almost always. When given the choice of repair or replacement, repairing is almost always best. Replacement should be used as a last resort. It is more expensive and the results are rarely as pleasing to the eye.
Your older windows were built to last as long as the house and the house has not fallen down yet, right? But if they are old they are also tired and worn and they need some attention to get back into form. Your windows may have never worked for you the way they were meant to work but they can with some proper maintenance.
Paint may need to be scraped and sash cords may need to be replaced. Counter weights may need balancing and pulleys may need servicing. But the most important thing to complete on older sash windows is draught proofing.
You can significantly reduce your carbon foot print with sash window draught proofing. Properly insulating the unit using today’s advanced methods will not only stop the draughts but will protect the home against losing heat in the colder months. It will also provide a more efficient sound barrier, keep out dust and keep the glass panes from rattling. Window restoration is a great idea.
Sash window repairs London professionals provide make your historic home more energy efficient and attractive. A sash window renovation is a good choice when upgrading your home or business structure.