The case for restoring wooden sashes and not replacing them

A sash window stands out like no other element of your property, adding value to homes due to their unique character. All of this goes away once they begin to deteriorate though, so you need to do everything you can to make sure that doesn’t happen. As one of the top companies specialising in wooden sash window restoration Northumberland has, we are the people to call as soon as you notice any signs of decline.

When you come face to face with a tattered old period window that has passed its heyday, you might be somewhat tempted to replace them. In fact many people consider choosing uPVC as an alternative to timber. Supplying their users with outstanding thermal potential and low maintenance requirements, all for a reasonable price too, these windows seem like the most fitting choice. However, there are actually many reasons as to why you should opt for restoration work instead of outright replacement.

For starters, the lifespan of well-preserved wooden sashes when compared to the uPVC designs are much greater. After the latter starts to show symptoms of its aging, it’s not possible to bring them back to their complete state. Wooden sashes however are a different story, as they can be restored fully.

Another thing to note about wooden sashes is that they have a feel and certain kind of character that cannot be replicated. This includes a unique warmth and unparalleled aesthetics. Most owners of period properties would prefer to keep their original windows. In fact, a large number of conservation areas prohibit the introduction of plastic frames, meaning that uPVC wouldn’t be an option anyway.

At David Humble, to reduce the complicated nature of window repairs, we use a perimeter sealing system that allows us to work from the inside. There will be no need for us to waste time climbing up tall ladders just so we can get to the windows. Instead, we can focus all our efforts on their restoration.

If we can be of any help to you, please get in touch. We are confident we can provide wooden sash window restoration Northumberland property owners will be pleased with. Take a look at our gallery to see our work and the results.