Windows made of wood are a vastly popular architectural feature for period homes. The majority of them were timber before PVC frames became so readily available. Living in a world where environmental concerns are on the mind for so many people, it is important to think about the material for windows. Timber sashes are special and have many desirable benefits. For starters, if they ever show signs of deterioration, it is easy to remedy issues with our help. We offer the best sash window restoration in Northumberland.
A durable window
It is possible for timber windows to last for more than a century. You will find that most modern manufacturers of them will provide up to a 50-year warranty for a frame. How long they last though depends on how you care for them. It is easy enough to help your timber frame last several generations with the right maintenance.
Sashes are iconic
When it comes to window designs in Britain, the sash window remains one of the most popular options. The first appearance of the design in Europe comes from the 16th century. Initial development involved the use of a horizontal opening and travelling panels. For more than 300 years though, European designers have used vertical openings and have bored holes in the frame to create the sash most people know and love.
They are an energy-friendly choice
A common misconception of a timber window is that it is an environmental burden. But, the truth of the matter is that they are a lot better than PVC frames. Creating these plastic windows consumes a huge amount of energy, 8 times more than creating a wooden sash. So, it makes more sense to choose timber and take care so the windows you have last.
On top of this a wooden frame will not increase the risk of deforestation. They are energy friendly and can hold heat well. If there are ever any draughts from deterioration or damage, it is easy enough to fix this issue.
Sash window restoration in Northumberland
Wooden windows have an extensive history with strong links to design aspiration and changes to structural regulations. When it comes to caring for timber frames and repairing any wear and tear, feel free to contact David Humble. This will allow you to enjoy specialist sash window restoration in Northumberland. You can give us a ring, drop an email, or fill out our contact form.