Sash windows have been a popular choice of glazing in the UK for decades, However, the traditional windows of yesteryear are outdated, difficult to maintain and have poor energy efficiency.
Advancements in glazing technology and window designs have improved the performance of sash windows without compromising in the durability and aesthetic qualities that make sash windows such a popular choice.
The market for replacement uPVC windows is competitive. Shop around and you should expect to find excellent prices for uPVC sash windows. The cost will also depend on whether you want single or double glazed windows and additional draught proofing.
Sash windows are an affordable investment that delivers several benefits. Here are five of the best.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Timber is a natural insulator and uPVC is airtight, thus either style of material improve the energy efficiency of a home. Sash windows help moderate temperatures by retaining the warmth generated by the central heating indoors and reflected unwanted heat from the sun.
Because the advanced glazing of modern sash windows is weather-proof and thermally efficient all year round, they help you to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home and keep utility bills to a minimum.
uPVC is a highly durable material that is incredibly resilient to varying weather conditions. Unlike traditional timber windows, uPVC does not absorb rainwater and rot within ten years. As a matter of fact, the Building Research Company gives uPVC a lifespan of up to 35 years.
Old style windows needed much more maintenance than modern uPVC sash windows. Other than regular cleans, uPVC needs very little attention. You will find the only maintenance work requires is an occasional squirt of WD40 on the hinges to keep the sliding mechanism working smoothly.
Improve Home Security
With home security on the list of priorities of most homeowners, sash windows are fitted with multiple locking points that heighten security far better than old style windows that can be popped open.
Modern sash windows are manufactured with a subtle security bar designed to prevent intruders from forcing the window open with tools, together with a key lock that secures the top and bottom frames of the window for improved security and an airtight fit to protect you from cold and windy weather conditions.
Reduce Noise Pollution
Because uPVC replacement windows fit snugly into the window frame and are fitted with thick glass, outside noise is kept to a minimum. Sash windows are an ideal solution for homeowners that live on busy streets, roads with a lot of traffic or neighbourhoods and cul-de-sacs where children are playing outside.
There are numerous choices for replacement windows, but for homeowners that prefer to maintain traditional styles, new sash windows provide you with modern benefits whilst retaining a vintage look.
Furthermore, uPVC sash windows are cost-effective and significantly less expensive than timber windows. uPVC sash windows are also better suited to a range of budgets so why not use our price comparison tool and get a free, no obligation quote from UK dealers today.