Thinking Of Getting Rid Of Your Old Sash Windows? Here’s Why You Should Think Againadmin
Here at Mortice and Green, it should come as no surprise that we love sash windows. Not only do they have a beautiful, old-fashioned charm, but they’re also a gorgeously elegant design. That being said, in recent years, many people have been considering getting rid of their old sash windows and replacing them with more modern window designs.
But sash window replacement doesn’t have to mean going for something completely new. In this article, we’ll be talking about your options for sash window replacement and how you can combine modern and traditional window design to have the best of both worlds.
One of the major downsides to old sash windows – and the reason so many are opting for sash window replacement – is the materials they were made of. Put simply, old sash windows tend to use single glazed glass in a wood panel frame.
When they originally caught on, it’s worth saying that this was a highly durable and long-lasting design, but by modern standards these materials are quite lacking. Not only is single glazed glass far more fragile and terrible for insulation, but the wood panel frames expand and contract as the weather changes, slowly cracking the paintwork and making the mechanism stiff.
Sash Window Replacement
With all that in mind, it makes sense that people would want to replace their old sash windows with modern UPVC, double glazed windows. Unfortunately, some people are choosing to throw the baby out with the bathwater and this, we think, is a real shame.
While sash windows certainly aren’t as common today as they used to be, they are nonetheless a perfectly viable choice and, using modern materials, are just as sturdy and resistant to weather changes as any other type of window. Furthermore they have an iconic paneled style that’s recognisable even at a glance.
As a side note, it’s also worth adding that not all old sash windows need replacing. Even if your sash window is badly damaged, repairs and modifications can be made to help preserve the original frame if that’s what you’d prefer.
The Real Benefits Of Modern Sash Windows
In terms of practicality, modern sash windows are just as viable as any other modern window design, but their real benefit comes from their gorgeous traditional style. If you want windows that will compliment and preserve the gorgeous architectural heritage of your building then you need high quality sash window replacements.