When should replace sash windows?

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If your house has sash windows and it is quite dated, you may want to consider changing them. If they have a tendency to rattle when it is windy outside, or if they appear to show signs that the wood is beginning to rot, then it may be time to do a renovation. 
 
Energy costs are harder to keep down as older sash windows are not eco friendly. Due to the fact they are poor insulators, they will let the heat out of your home. Did you know that the typical home loses approximately 15% of its heat because of windows and doorways? Now, in older more classical houses the percentage can climb to as much as 25% because of poorly fitting sash windows and doors. 
 
If you own an older house, then examine your sash windows to see if they are fitting snuggly within their wooden box frames. Make sure to see if they are double glazed windows that can help reduce your energy costs.  By having an extra pane of glass you can ensure heat is retained in your home as it acts as a protective barrier reflecting heat back in. There is no need to heat the entire neighbourhood, just your own home. 
 
If and when you decide to replace your sash windows, make sure you have all the relevant information first and you get a professional to fit them. Ensure you choose matching materials that compliment your home. What is the life span of my new windows? Will you be given an appropriate warranty in case something goes wrong with your windows?
 
These, although obvious questions, are very important to ensure you are properly protected if anything were to happen. How would you feel if your shiny new windows were smashed my a football? Or worse still, installing your whole  house with single pane windows and later discovering that double-paned would have been more cost effective and environmentally friendly. You can't just turn around and ask for a refund just because you didn't ask the questions up front. 
 
By choosing carefully and sensibly the type of windows you put in your home you make it less likely that they will need replacing for a number of years. If you have just bought your house then you may be lucky enough not to have to replace your sash windows. Check to see if the windows have been modernized by having a company that specializes in sash windows inspect the property.
 
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The author of this article knows their stuff about windows, especially sash windows! So when it comes to it they know the do’s and don’ts  when it comes to installing new sash windows in your classic home.

 

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This article was published on 2011/11/21