Sash windows or double glazing?

David Humble specialises in all things to do with sash windows. Offering restoration, repair, renovation and reinstallation, we are a professional, highly experienced team. We understand that sashes can be hard to maintain, but when properly looked after they make a beautiful feature for your home. As the leading provider of sash window restoration Northumberland has, we can protect the features for you.

If you are thinking of replacing your sash windows, please think again. We know that sometimes they aren’t the best for some homes, but using the right preventative measures will keep them energy efficient. Draught proofing in particular will make a huge difference in your energy bills.

Installing curtains or blinds will also help in reducing cold draughts. They help to insulate the window when they are closed, keeping the cold out and the heat in. During the winter it’s probably a good idea to put thick ones up to deal with the lower temperatures. Inserting a thermal curtain lining will help.

One thing to keep in mind is that it is possible to install secondary glazing to your sash windows. This can be an effective option, both in terms of energy efficiency and costs. It may even be significantly cheaper than opting to replace the existing windows with new double glazing. In addition you’ll retain the aesthetics.

If your house is from the Victorian or Edwardian period it would be much more beneficial to keep your sash windows. Otherwise your home would look strange if new double glazing was installed and you’ll be sacrificing an important piece of the character. With the tips above and our professional help your sashes could offer better energy efficiency and provide performance similar to modern double glazed windows.

With the best services for sash window restoration Northumberland has, clients can retain their windows and even choose ways to make them better. If you require any help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!