Sash windows look stunning when you have them fitted, but the big downside to sash windows is the amount of heat that you lose through them, but draught-proofed sash windows can help to dramatically lower the amount of heat lost and also stop draughts from giving you chills.
Old Sash Windows
Older sash windows are problematic for their owners. Their age and the materials that they are made from mean that old sash windows can be subject to mould, rising damp, draughts, condensation and huge amounts of heat loss. There are several different solutions to each of these problems that the Original Box Sash Windows Company can provide you with.
If you have an existing sash window that you don’t want to completely replace, but you do want to get rid of the awful draughts, reduce noise and stop heat being lost, then our bespoke timber draught proofing could be just what you are looking for.
The bespoke timber mouldings are matched to the original frames so that they match with your door and the other window frames on your house. What this does is seal your sash windows so that draughts can’t filter through and invade your home.
Once you’ve fixed the problem of draughts, the next thing that you might want to tackle are the issues of condensation and heat loss. Condensation can lead to mould and rising damp if it is particularly bad, but there is one solution that can fix these problems and that is secondary glazing.
There are some quick fix options such as one season window film that only need a hair dryer to apply. These films will reduce draughts and help to cut heat loss by a third, however you do have to make sure that it stays taunt when you are applying the films and when spring rolls around, you have to remove it again. This option doesn’t do anything to help with condensation, the film is prone to sagging, it can be easily damaged and you can’t open the windows until you’ve removed the film.
There are polyester sheets and acrylic sheets that are also available but really, the best option is to get proper secondary glazing fitted.
Getting secondary glazing fitted is much cheaper than replacing your sash windows and there is the added bonus that you can easily take the secondary panels out and store them during the warmer months when heat loss can be extremely beneficial.
Secondary glazing comes with several other benefits as well:
- Reduction of noise by up to 70% or 80% compared to single glazing
- Highly thermally efficient as they almost entirely eliminate heat loss
- They are relatively inexpensive to have fitted
- You don’t have to replace your original sash windows
- Secondary glazing provides you with extra security as it is extremely difficult to open secondary glazing from the outside and it is much harder to break through two panes of glass instead of one.
- Secondary glazing isn’t subject to building regulations so can be fitted on listed and protected buildings without securing extra permission.
- Secondary is eco-friendly
- Virtually eliminated condensation
- Prevents draughts, ingress of pollen, dust and pollutants so that it generally improves the internal environment of your home.
Our draught-proofed sash windows
The third option that we offer comes in the form of replacing the original single glazed windows with our traditional timber sliding sash windows that are discreetly double glazed and draught-proofed.
We offer a wide range of flexible glazing options that are all double glazed. The advantages to double glazing in sash windows include:
- Allowing you to reduce your heating costs
- Reduction of noise
- Draughts are minimised not only by the draught –proofing but by the glazing as well
- Double glazing also has the added bonus of reducing ultra-violet damage
- Increase the value of your property
It is rare for sash windows on a property to be the original sash windows that were first installed when the house was built. Mostly they are a mixture of fixtures that were fitted during the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. These tend to look at odds with the architecture of the buildings. This has led to a rise in popularity of replacing these hideous sash windows with carefully crafted bespoke timber sash windows.
We provide a range of different timber options that are tailored to match the original timber used in your property. When we fit one of our sash windows, we also use timber glazing bars to match the putty in the house construction. The internal mouldings that we fit are designed to match with the original mouldings that are already in your home, and the horns are designed to match the original horns.
Every sash window that we design and fit is guaranteed to look authentic and fit with the traditional look of the architecture of your home. The glazing that we provide is security glass that is double glazed and the opening windows all have locking keys so that you can make sure that your home is secure. We also offer a choice of a white frame or any of the Farrow & Ball colour range.
The Original Box Sash Window Company
If you are interested in draught-proofing your current sash windows without getting them replaced, having secondary glazing fitted or having your current sash windows replaced with some of our bespoke and traditional crafted sash windows, the either call us on 01753 858 196 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to answer any questions you might have and provide you with more details about our range of products.