When to repair and when to replace

Before you start to look at replacing your sash windows, which can be a very costly and time consuming process, you may want to consider if your existing windows could benefit from our services for sash window restoration in Northumberland. Sash windows originate from Georgian and Victorian times, meaning that they can become outdated for the needs of modern homes; however, with a little work, they can become fully functional, while retaining their period charm.

In most cases, new installations have very strict energy-efficiency features and are designed to lower monthly energy bills while also providing longevity. However, it is understandable that home owners may not want to replace as it may disrupt the period aesthetics of their home. Due to this, you should make sure that your existing windows are renovated to meet current standards, and that they will last for years to come.

To make your old windows more efficient in terms of energy, you can try caulking or weather stripping to reduce drafts. By doing this you reduce and minimise the amount of cold coming in and heat going out, further regulating your interior temperature. Usually this type of installation costs less than replacement and can be effective against draughts.

One thing that you may not have thought of in regards to windows is noise. If you still have original windows, you may have single glazing. Mostly this is a problem if you reside near a busy road or are underneath an aeroplane path. However, it could simply be windy weather or nature that keeps you from getting a complete night’s rest. Whatever it is, you will most likely need more than one layer of glazing and we’re able to help with that. We can also replace lost or broken panes.

Whether your windows are broken in an accident, have declined in quality over the years or are draughty we can provide the solution with our services for sash window restoration in Northumberland. We approach every task with attention to detail, ensuring outstanding results.