Modern Sash Windows
” Matching your old Sash Windows is not a problem these days. Special Wood Grain effect finishes, a large range of designs and a selection of colours to choose from means making improvements to almost any property can be achieved.
Although at first it may seem a daunting task, replacing your old sash windows or changing your existing style to sash windows can usually be done with a minimum of fuss and disruption, whether you are using wood or uPVC.
Modern designs and styles of sash windows are now available in “wood effect” finishes with a selection of colours to choose from, so you are no longer limited to just white.
The Colour and wood effect are not “stuck on” as an afterthought, they are part of the manufacturing process and so they don’t peel off, are highly resistant to weathering and can easily last the lifetime of the window.
The advent of window horns, putty lines and deep rails mean it’s now possible to find replacement sash windows that can match almost any existing window.
This is especially useful where the property has a lot of character that needs to be kept intact.
Benefits of uPVC Sash Windows
A problem that occurs regularly with older sash windows is that the opening and closing of the frames often fails badly, with the panes sticking, dropping or becoming loose in the frame and also the locking and security of the frames was notoriously inadequate. These issues, in almost every instance cause problems with unwanted draughts and heat loss.
With the rope & weights (as counter balances) now having been replaced by friction tracks or springs, sash widows can be trusted to open or close (partially or fully) without problems.
- There is a more in depth article about Sash windows and the cost of installing them here.
- Read about titling sash windows here.
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Manufacturers have also made big improvements on lock designs which make sash windows significantly more resistant to intruders.