Performing important functionality and weatherproofing checks

Sash windows only look good as long as you maintain them. Stop doing the work and you may find people viewing your property in a negative light. The windows shall deteriorate and start to look ugly. If yours have already begun to degrade, you will need help. Ours is the top business excelling in sash window restoration Northumberland has. As a result we can reverse the wear and make your sashes look great again.

When the spring and summer months arrive, it is time to throw open your windows to let the sunshine and fresh air in. If you have original timber sashes, you should give them a springtime check so you know they will work properly when it gets hotter. As experts on these windows, we recommend a series of checks to keep them in shape.

Are the windows functional?

Sash window restoration NorthumberlandFirstly, there is the functionality check. For your windows, the most important thing is to ensure they open and close properly. Have a look and see if they slide easily and smoothly. Look at the sash weights, pulleys, and cords. Move your window up to see if the opening mechanism functions.

Your sash window might be sticking or not opening correctly. If you are in one of these situations, you may want to do some repairs. Preferably, you should perform these during the warmer months. The longer you leave the work, the more it will cost you later on. We can deliver rapid services if you need us.

Are the windows weatherproof?

You also need to do some weatherproofing checks. Windows should keep you safe from the elements. As a result, they must have what it takes to stand up to the British weather. Sadly this is quite a wet country, even in summer. Because they are timber, the sashes are vulnerable. You need to plan for this.

Whenever the wood absorbs moisture, whether it is from the air or rain, it will expand. This causes sashes to become sticky and more difficult to slide. Without enough protection, the contraction and expansion can cause paint to crack. In turn, this shall allow more moisture to get into the timber and make everything worse. This is why you need to check your window frames and sills. You should also be proactive with maintaining the protective coating.

We work for the best results with sash window restoration in Northumberland

David Humble has top craftsmen that know how to produce the best results on every job. We offer free surveys to every customer too. These allow people who are unsure to get an idea of the current state of their windows. If it turns out there are problems, we can provide a quote for any work.

So, if you would like to work with the foremost business specialising in sash window restoration Northumberland has, please give us a call. You can rely on us whether your windows are showing the first signs of wear or look really old and worn. We do our best to save every original feature.