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The older ‘rope & iron counter weights’ systems have now been superseded by friction tracks & ‘pre-tensioned’ spring balancers.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.
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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.