New sash windows use an easy sliding mechanism to open and close their frames (known as “sashes”). Operating them requires minimal effort without complex systems to worry about.

Traditional timber sash windows don’t require intensive upkeep if treated correctly and protected with microporous paint coatings; with proper care and regular application of microporous coatings they could potentially last 70+ years with proper care and application of microporous paint.

1. Authentic Appearance

Sash windows are an attractive yet practical choice for period properties, as they not only look good but are also efficient at keeping heat inside to reduce energy bills but are difficult to break into.

As it’s essential that sash windows require regular care and maintenance in order to avoid rot, due to structural movements in their frames allowing water penetration that leads to decaying, it is crucial that regular checks of their frames for signs of rotting are conducted as soon as any needed sash repairs arise.

Sash windows can be upgraded from wood frames to uPVC while still preserving their traditional appearance and are an increasingly popular choice among customers seeking to replace them with modern materials like uPVC. Our sash windows come in an assortment of colours and realistic wood-effect finishes for added beauty in your home, plus can either come equipped with standard glazing or acoustic glazing according to your individual preferences.

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Old sash windows present several challenges that lead to increased energy bills; they let in drafts and cause heat loss, leading to increased utility bills. There are, however, ways of mitigating this problem without completely replacing them.

Maintaining the insulation properties of sash windows in Glasgow begins with routine maintenance. Filling cracks and closing full gaps are small fixes that will keep warmth inside your home while decreasing heating costs.

One effective way to increase energy efficiency is to install a draught proofing system in your sash windows. This helps prevent drafts and rattles while helping with dust ingress – it’s easily installed by skilled joiners – providing homeowners who prefer not to replace their windows an alternative solution.

3. Increased Security

Existing single-glazed sash windows allow heat to escape while also serving as entryways for burglars. Opting for double-glazed uPVC sash windows will help minimize heat loss while increasing security; their harder construction makes them harder for intruders to break in.

Regular maintenance checks should be undertaken to prevent timber rot from developing and jeopardize the integrity of windows and frames, which could leave them exposed to further damage, possibly jeopardizing security in your home.

Our replacement sash windows come with a range of customizable features, such as decorative horns and deep bottom rails that evoke traditional timber aesthetics – helping create stunning finishes in your Glasgow property. Plus, these certified PAS 24: 2012 windows meet stringent requirements against external attack!

4. Reduced Maintenance

Sash windows are highly durable but require regular upkeep in order to remain looking their best and operating seamlessly. A small amount of lubrication can help your timber sash windows move up and down smoothly and controllably; but any extra moisture should not enter their frame from too much lubrication being applied excessively.

Routine rot checks are also important in maintaining the structural integrity of timber sash windows, if only to avoid swelling or breakage of your window sashes – in extreme cases this may necessitate entirely replacing its cill.

Sash windows remain popular choices among those seeking an authentic period charm for their home, yet require extensive maintenance. Double glazed uPVC sash windows offer many modern benefits while maintaining original glass widths and frame dimensions of existing sash windows such as reduced noise pollution, energy efficiency improvements and traditional appearance preservation.