Benefits of UPVC Sash Windows
Traditional sash windows are a common sight in period buildings and were very fashionable in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Not only are they an attractive feature in older properties, but they are a distinctive feature of traditional British architecture. Therefore, many owners of period properties can be very reluctant to modernise their home to enjoy all the benefits that UPVC double glazed windows can provide. The modern look of the windows may not suit the traditional appearance of the house and the overall property may look mismatched. As a worst case scenario, getting the wrong windows installed could even lower the value of the home if they look out of place.
However, getting UPVC sash windows installed can allow you to enjoy all the benefits that modern double glazing provides, without compromising the aesthetics of the period property. Modern sash windows can mimic the appearance of their traditional timber counterparts to be able to match the classic appearance of the property perfectly.
UPVC sash windows have a number of benefits that their older single glazed counterparts do not have. Some of the examples include:
Easy to Open
Many older sash windows can be difficult to open. Because wood expands and contracts, the window can either be stiff to open or it can move from side to side as it lifts up. Modern UPVC sash windows are not susceptible to expansion and contraction and have a counterbalancing system to ensure that they will always be easy to open and close.
Excellent Energy Efficiency
The superior insulation of double glazed windows will lower heating bills, reduce your carbon footprint and prevent noise entering from outside. The result is a warmer and more comfortable home with no draughts.
The inside pane of a double glazing unit is warmer than that of single glazing, which helps to prevent condensation from forming. This result is boosted by the airtight seal around the window. The result is a cleaner home, where mould has less opportunity to develop.
Many UPVC sash windows can open at the top and the bottom. In hot summer months, opening both ends creates a cycle of cool air entering at the bottom and warm air exiting at the top. This results in a cooler and more comfortable room.
As with all UPVC windows, there is very little maintenance required to keep the unit in top condition. Occasional cleaning is all that is required.
Many styles available
There are many designs available so you can be sure to find a window that will suit your home perfectly. Different styles of UPVC sash window can be integrated throughout your home, including the conservatory or porch.
Add Value to your home
When looking to buy a new home, prospective buyers who are looking for a traditional looking home will also expect all the luxuries that a modern home should provide. UPVC sash windows ticks both boxes and will make your home easier to sell when the time comes.
Do you live near Wirral and require UPVC sash windows in your home? At Bebington Glass, we provide a range of double glazing services so call us today on 0151 645 3830.