Hampshire based sash window renovation specialists
Over time sash windows become weathered and loose in their frames due to wood shrinkage or building movement, which can cause rattling.
Sash windows also use a weights system to allow the windows to lift and fall with ease. To enable this movement there is a small gap between the sash and the frame which can often cause draughts, rattles and heat loss. Often people fix or paint their windows shut as a solution.
However, draught-proofing your sash windows is one of the most cost-effective and least intrusive ways of improving the comfort of your home and reducing energy usage with little or no change to a building's appearance.
In colder or windy weather any draughts created by your existing sash windows can lead to you turning up the heating to compensate.
However, research has shown that draught-proofing your sash windows can reduce air leakage by between 33% and 50% significantly reducing the energy required to heat your home.
The cost of draught-proofing can be recouped within 5 to 25 years, whereas replacement non-sash plastic doubled glazed windows can take between 60 to 100 years for you to start enjoying any savings.
Draught-proofing your sash windows can also greatly reduce unwanted noise levels in your property, eradicate any rattling and ensure your windows operate much more efficiently overall.
We will work with you to agree what would work best for your sash windows by considering the size of gap(s) to be sealed and whether any allowances need to be made for seasonal expansion and contraction.
Our team with remove your sashes from the frame then replace them with new draught proof beading, pulleys ropes or hinges and window new furniture set.
Draught proofing is an approved method for conservation and listed buildings because unless you looked really closely, you would never even know it is there.
If you own a listed building, existing timber windows can normally be draught sealed and overhauled without the need for planning permission.
Keep out the cold weather and reduce those energy bills. Call us today to find out more about the simplicity of draught-proofing.