Sash windows make an aesthetically pleasing addition to both traditional or period homes as well as new builds, with heritage style features combined with modern technologies making these windows both energy efficient and offering additional benefits.

Not maintained properly, these beautiful windows can become drafty and susceptible to damage. Here are some key factors you should take into consideration when purchasing sash windows.

1. Aesthetics

Sash windows add beauty and craftsmanship to any home, bearing testament to our forebears.

When discussing aesthetics, most of us tend to think in terms of paintings and sculptures; however, the experience of beauty extends far beyond art alone; mathematics and natural phenomena may even be considered beautiful in certain contexts.

Pulleys and weights were first introduced into timber sash windows during the late 17th century, which allowed for their division into multiple smaller panes – essential when large pieces of glass were hard to come by.

In the 19th century, window development continued and the sash became ever more refined. Thanks to technological advancements, glass technology allowed larger and stronger sashes. Cills were typically constructed of slow-grown pine wood; early examples occasionally utilized oak as well. It is essential that these windows be maintained regularly – especially before wet weather arrives – by making repairs or repainting repairs/repaint jobs, to maintain their beauty.

2. Energy efficiency

Cared for properly, traditional timber sash windows offer outstanding insulation properties. Their double opening action allows airflow more freely – especially helpful during Glasgow’s hot summers when temperatures can soar.

Due to their age and construction materials, historic sash windows often aren’t as energy efficient as modern standards. One study at Glasgow Caledonian University determined that single-glazed sash windows had U values as high as 4.5 W/m2K which far exceeded energy performance standards in modern buildings.

Our sliding sash uPVC windows combine functionality and authenticity in their design, boasting features like deep bottom rails and slim sashes to enhance their authenticity while at the same time increasing thermal efficiency in the home. Furthermore, these rot and corrosion-resistant windows will prevent water penetration that may cause rust or decay to happen over time.

3. Security

Sash windows have been around for centuries and can add a classic aesthetic to your home, as well as excellent insulation properties when maintained correctly and can save on energy bills. Timber sash windows must undergo regular checks for rot to maintain their beautiful appearance and prevent leaks or any intruders breaking in through gaps between panes that could allow leakage of air or leakage of intruders into your property.

Sash windows offer another great advantage: childproofing them. There are various ways sash windows can be made childproof, from installing restrictors that stop your window opening too far to installing window catches that prevent it from lifting higher than several inches – these measures should all be installed at heights inaccessible to children, and easily locked when not in use.

4. Maintenance

Professional window installers will ensure the sashes move up and down smoothly, allowing natural airflow throughout your home. Lubrication also aids window operation.

Regular painting of timber window frames is essential in protecting them from weather-induced damage, as well as keeping their aesthetic intact and maintaining their appearance. Repainting windows during summer heat makes the paint dry more quickly.

If you’re in search of energy-efficient windows that will lower energy costs, uPVC sash windows could be just what’s needed. Their sturdy frames are highly durable and can withstand Glasgow’s challenging climate; furthermore they serve as an efficient insulator that can significantly lower heating bills – perfect for homeowners concerned with their energy usage! Furthermore, this type of window requires little upkeep for easy maintenance.