What the old does better than the new

With any property, original sash windows are a valuable asset. Their ability to make the building stand out is phenomenal. However, they won’t be able to keep this up without the proper maintenance. This is where we come in to help. David Humble supplies the finest services for sash window restoration Northumberland has.

Being experts on sashes, we really love finding ones from past centuries that require some attention. In truth, the oldest known model of this type of window is said to date back to 1671. It is in Palace House, Newmarket. When it was rediscovered in the 1990s, it retained its original glass and had no issues being restored.

The window reveals the outstanding quality of the timber from past eras. Contemporary wood sadly does not appear to measure up to its older brethren in some cases. What we are going to do is look at the specific reasons why the old surpasses the new here.

A stronger wood

Sash window restoration NorthumberlandTo begin with, the older wood is just stronger. Old-growth timber becomes a lot denser with time. By the time people harvested it in the past, the material they were working with was very strong.

Because of the sheer demand today, it becomes less about quality. Instead it is more about spending the least amount of time getting trees from planting to harvesting. Sadly that means in a lot of cases the new timber is not as dense.

If you are able to preserve older growth, superior quality wooden windows, you should take the chance. That is where we can help. If you need help with sash window restoration, Northumberland has no better company working for it than us.

Less warping

Older sash windows are also less vulnerable to warping. Similar to other substances, woods are sensitive to heat. They can suffer from moisture damage as well. Wet wood typically expands. As for dry wood, it contracts. This expansion and contraction over time will produce cracks at joints. It will also lead to the paint cracking and falling off.

When you cut into a piece of old growth wood, you will realise how small the rings are in comparison to newer woods. Consequently, it is far less likely to change shape and size when it interacts with the elements. Everything remains in the correct state for a much longer time.

Flexible sash window restoration in Northumberland

At David Humble, we are a flexible business that strives to work on as many properties as possible. In addition, we like to take a friendly approach when offering our services. This way, it is far easier for us to provide first rate customer service to everyone.

So, whenever you require the greatest sash window restoration Northumberland can offer, you can contact us. Don’t throw away those lovely, high quality old wooden windows; let us restore them for you.