Issues that indicate your sash windows need restoring

You should regularly check on your windows if you want to make sure they remain in good condition. This will protect the function and looks for as long as possible. If you ever look and discover they are showing their age, this is where our services can come in handy. We offer the very best sash window restoration in Northumberland. Clients can come to us for help with numerous signs of deterioration. We deal with whatever we come across to provide you with the amazing windows you want for your home.

Below we have a list of some of the more common signs that your sashes need our restoration services.

Sashes that drop

Sash window restoration NorthumberlandIt might be that the window drops when you go to open your sash. Chances are this is because of a problem with the cords, weights or the spirals.

The tension in the spirals or the weights keeps the window in place when you open it. When the cord that holds the weight or spiral suffers damage, this can result in the window dropping as you open it. It could fall all way, potentially damaging the frame and glass.

If it is that the weights are wrong, this can result in the window dropping and leaving a smaller opening. While this is less dangerous, it can still cause problems.

Whatever the case, we can investigate to find out what solution you need.

Sticking windows

It is common to find that windows are hard, or even impossible, to open after painting and not opening them often enough after the work. This problem occurs more in winter months as this is when timber can expand slightly. You should move sashes regularly after paining and installation for a period of 6 months. If they are partially or even completely stuck, we can remedy it with careful work.

Peeling paint

Flaking and peeling paint can make your windows appear as though they are in a much worse condition than they really are. If this is the case for your sashes, it is worth checking what state the timber is in. It is fairly simple to do this by finding out if you can push a screwdriver into it. If you are able, then chances are that you are dealing with rotten wood. You will need to remove and replace this. If not, you should be able to get away with sanding down the windows and giving them a fresh coat of paint.

Sash window restoration in Northumberland

David Humble has a great deal of experience when it comes to restoring timber sash windows in period properties. This is evident in the results of our services as we can transform even incredibly worn windows so that they look stunning.

Give us a call to find out more about the work we can complete. You can also find out more about why we are the best provider of sash window restoration in Northumberland on our website. Check out the gallery for some examples of our work.