5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Sash Windows
Posted on June 30, 2017
If you’re contemplating new windows, you might be surprised at the degree of variety available. Windows frames really do come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, so you have a chance to match the style to the nature of the space. Bay windows, for example, are a popular choice for homes which lead out onto big gardens.
They are very broad and provide a great view which can be very handy in a county as picturesque as Suffolk. Basement windows, on the other hand, are much smaller and designed to add light and ventilation to unconventional spaces. Sliding sash windows are another option and they are growing in prominence because they offer light, airflow, and a stylish aesthetic.
This guide to the benefits of sash windows will help you decide if they are the right choice for your home.
Plenty of Design Options
The first thing to know is that sliding sash windows come in several different varieties. For one thing, they can be installed as single or double paned windows, which means that this is a suitable option for broader openings as well.
Often, older properties in Suffolk & Essex have bespoke windows. In this case, it’s necessary to work with a company that can custom measure, make and install your frames.
Easy to Maintain
Traditional sliding sash windows have two sliding panes, are very easy to clean because you can move the sashes to a cleaning position, our sash windows will tilt inwards for cleaning which is more easily reachable. This isn’t always the case with modern designs, particularly those that open outwards.
All you have to do is slide the panes up or down to change the amount of airflow. Depending on where the window is positioned, they are quite secure too, with sash restrictors fitted as standard the window can be safely left open to a maximum of 100mm, this feature is also useful with young children as it would prevent a fall from a low window.
Many sliding sash windows are now made out of uPVC with a choice of woodgrain effect finishes. This is a highly functional material with impressive insulating properties. It means that windows conserve heat during the winter and keep it out when temperatures start to rise.
If you’re looking for a good way to shrink your energy bills, this traditional style of window is a great option. Our A Rated sash windows incorporate a high level of wind and water resistant Schelgel woolpile seals.
Sliding sash windows have the added benefit of looking quite traditional. They have a very classic aesthetic and this gives homeowners a chance to maintain a period look without compromising on comfort and efficiency. Many sash windows styles such as the Heritage range are approved for installation within a Conservation area?
There are a lot of older properties in both Suffolk & Essex and with our excellent range of traditional sliding sash windows you can maintain the look without sacrificing the character! Fortunately, you can have it all and installing high quality sash windows is likely to increase the resale value of a house.
These days, Bespoke sash windows are very affordable. uPVC is durable, versatile, and economical to manufacture when compared with timber so it’s easy to recoup your investment via the money saved with reduced maintenance and energy bills. Bespoke frames will invariably cost a little more, but they are worth the long term investment.
If you are still unsure about whether sliding sash windows are right for you or your property, you can visit our showroom and view the products which may well help in the decision making? There are experts here who are on hand to answer all queries, help you make design decisions, and ensure you find the right product.
For more advice on shopping for uPVC sash windows, click here to visit Ironglaze. Or, call 01473 40022 to speak to a sales advisor discuss your needs directly.