Double glazed sash windows can really make a difference to the interior of your home.
They can increase the value of your property, reduce noise pollution considerably, make your home more secure, and reduce heating bills. There are some really nice benefits as well, the main being the aesthetic improvement to the interior and exterior of your property.
While wooden double glazed sash windows require maintenance and are costly to replace and repair, the beauty and character makes it difficult to pick any other solution in a period home.
You may also find if you live in a listed building that you are required by law to upkeep the original wooden frames, or at least not permitted to fit windows other than wooden made in the same design as the original windows.
Noise pollution is a common issue with beautiful original sash windows from a period property. By purchasing double glazing you can reduce the noise pollution to a point where your home will be comfortably protected from the surrounding noise and cold, even if you live on a busy road or bus path
Did you also know that due to the additional layer of glass, your home and possessions are far more secure, as breaking into double glazing takes a great deal longer, and cause considerably more commotion than a single pane sash window.
Installing double glazed sash windows can reduce home energy consumption by as much as £150 a year, and each window that is draught proofed and double glazed can save an additional £25 per year.
Good source for savings: http://www.energysavingtrust.
On a home with ten original draughty sash windows it’s then works out to possible save as much as £500 per year. This makes the energy saving figures only slightly less effective at energy saving as importance areas such as loft and cavity wall insulation.
If you have original wooden sash windows it’s possible that a double glazing system can still be installed in the original sash. This considerably reduces the outlay whilst offering all the benefits of entirely new wooden double glazed sash windows.
A sash window will be checked for depth and structural integrity, then if it’s possible a double glazed unit can be fitted within the original sash. To do this the units will be ordered and the sash rebated more deeply to accept a double glazed unit. The unit is then installed, and normally a draught proofing system is added which magnifies the results of the double glazing.
Newly decorated or entire replacement sash windows can make a real difference in a room by adding character and charm to an otherwise dull space, and because of the thin frames, and elegant lines they can’t be matched for aesthetics and improvement in the interior of a room.
If you’d like to learn more about double glazed sash windows please take a look at the link provided which provides specific technical information on how double glazed units are installed into the original sash, or replica sash made to fit into original frame (including comprehensive draught proofing system).
Further tips to help reduce heat lose and noise pollution would be to add Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation. Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation grants are available under the government’s ECO scheme. Free-insulation-grants.co.uk can help you access insulation grants.
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