uPVC Sash Windows:
Some of the more common complaints regarding problems with old sash windows are about draughts or poorly fitted frames that don’t open & close effectively. You can also add to the list complaints about repeated painting of the frames which causes those to jam, counter weights that fail and flimsy locks. Not a good advert for them.
Modern Upvc Sash Window Features:
- Georgian bars
- Tilt opening
- High security locks
- Friction tracks for easy opening
- Draught & storm proof frames
- Design elements such as deep rails, putty lines & horns
- Wood grain effect & selection of coloured frames
- Energy Efficient Low emissivity glass
Changing your old sash windows to modern uPVC sash windows eliminates problems with opening & closing, draughts, security, maintenance, energy efficiency and, most importantly, appearance.
The older ‘rope & iron counter weights’ systems have now been superseded by friction tracks & ‘pre-tensioned’ spring balancers. Security features like toughened safety glass & window beading fitted to the inside & locking pins built-in around the full frame can be found in sash windows.
You can also personalise them by using coloured glass, leaded glass or you can go for coloured wood grain frames
With long guarantees of up to 10 years or more, there is no need to worry about your windows getting jammed or becoming unusable over time.