Keeping sash windows warm in the cold

A window’s ability to prevent heat from escaping is always best when it is in good condition. However, with enough time they can degrade to a point where they are no longer efficient. To prevent this, we offer clients the best sash window restoration Northumberland has available.

In the right properties sash windows look amazing. When they are not in top condition though, they can be very draughty. Their efficiency will drop as a result. Saying this, you don’t need to rush into replacing your current windows to avoid the cold. Instead, you need to look into alternative ways of retaining the heat. The following are some ideas you can use to stay warm with sash windows.

Heavy curtains

One suggestion would be to use heavy curtains. At first, this might appear to be an obvious solution. Traditionally, thick lined materials were the go to in period properties. They could keep the light out and the heat in at the same time. You can still use them today, or think about using blinds or shutters if you want a modern option instead.

Regardless of your choice, you will have a stylish means of keeping draughts out of your property. The greatest advantage to using blinds or curtains as additional insulation is that they are easy and cheap to install. You also have a lot of options in terms of aesthetics.

Draught proofing

Sash window restoration NorthumberlandYou could attempt to do this your own way for a lower cost by sticking a bit of masking tape around windows you don’t use. However, it is not a very nice looking option and doesn’t provide the best results. It can also cause problems with ventilation.

It would be better to use proper draught proofing materials such as excluders or brush strips. Again you need to make sure you don’t stop the ventilation. This is particularly important in rooms with high humidity levels. If you need the greatest sash window restoration Northumberland can give, please call our team.

Secondary glazing

There are many different options here to suit all kinds of budgets. If, for instance, you are simply renting accommodation for a short time, you can use some one season only film. One step up from this would be polyester sheets. They are thicker and you can roll them up in order to use them the next year. Normally, you stick these on using magnetic strips.

When it is your own home, it is preferable to use semi-permanent or permanent glass secondary glazing. It can fit into the windows to maximise heat retention. You can also combine it with edge draught proofing.

Quick sash window restoration in Northumberland

At David Humble, we utilise our efficient perimeter sealing system when working on sash windows. It allows us to work from inside the property, avoiding climbing ladders or using scaffolding. This is safer and saves a huge amount of time. As a result, we can do the job quickly.

So, please contact us if you would like to use the finest sash window restoration Northumberland has. Our services are suitable for all kinds of properties and any sashes.