Are you looking for a window type which will maintain your home classic looking? Then installing sash windows is a great option for you. Why such window type is popular isn’t really that surprising. From the olden times to the present, many home owners and architects alike go for this classical beauty.
For homes that give off an unmistakable classical or vintage appeal, wooden windows of the sash kind are a great choice. The distinctive grains of timber add to their unmistakable charm. But some people are worried about wood’s durability. It’s because they tend to warp, break and rot after some time, especially when exposed to harsh weather conditions.
However, wooden parts of the window that are damaged can easily be repaired. A carpenter will find it easy to find a replacement – a matching wood material. Replacing worn out parts, like the frame, is hassle-free as well. People who must stick to a certain budget may find the steep price tags of a wooden sash window to be intimidating. Good thing there are uPVC options for them.
Before, installing uPVC windows – sash or any other type – may look a bit cheap. But today, through the wonders of technology, even uPVC materials can be manufactured to look like expensive wood. Installing them will maintain your home’s classical appeal. You won’t be able to tell the difference, until you perform a really close inspection.
uPVC windows of the sash kind often comes with multiple locking systems. This feature is great for protecting your property from burglaries or break-ins. For wooden rivals, locks can be easily obtained from local hardware stores. Locks for such type of windows may also be obtained from antique stores, but they can cost a fortune. Good thing there are brass locks that are designed to look aged.
These windows are not designed for maximum insulation. If you really love the way it looks but you’re concerned about insulation, fret not. Installing double glazed windows will help your home retain heat during cold winter months. It’s eco-friendly as you need not rely heavily on electric home heaters. Also, you get to cut back on your monthly electrical bills.
Another thing double-glazed sash windows are good at is keeping noise out. This feature is valuable, especially if you live near an airport or a busy highway. Installing such window will provide your home with that unmistakable vintage charm. But more importantly, you will enjoy the many other benefits of installing them.
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