What to consider when replacing your sash windows
There comes a time when all period property owners decide to replace their sash windows. Whether you are looking to embrace modern technology, save on heating bills, or you are simply fed up with the maintenance schedule that comes with keeping wooden sash windows in optimum condition, replacing your original sash windows with modern alternatives might be the answer.
When you live in an older property, eventually your original sash windows will need to be replaced. If you are experiencing draughts, cold spots, interior condensation, rattling frames, and excessive heat loss, it could be a sign that your timber frames need to be replaced.
Timber sash windows can cause issues in older properties especially when they are not consistently maintained. Thankfully, modern uPVC sash windows from Majestic Designs require very little maintenance and could offer the update that your home needs.
Before replacing your timber sash windows with high performing modern alternatives, there are some things that you may want to consider:
Will they make sense in my period home?
Absolutely! Many people avoid replacing their timber frames as they are unaware of how far uPVC technology has come in the last 20 years. Modern sash windows from Majestic Designs are available in a wide range of authentic wood grain effect finishes, which means that you can preserve your traditional timber-look windows without the need for time-consuming maintenance.
If you have always dreamed of painting your timber sash windows in heritage colours but have been wary of the maintenance, modern sash windows could offer a very attractive alternative. uPVC sash windows from Majestic Designs are not only available in woodgrain effect finishes, but in a range of colours including the very fashionable Chartwell Green.
Choosing modern sash windows does not mean that you have to forego a traditional look. At Majestic Designs, we offer a range of traditional hardware to ensure that your windows look as authentic as possible. Whether you are looking to maintain the traditional aspects of a period home or you are looking to give a modern property a traditional twist, choose from a range of Georgian bars and sash horns to give your property the heritage treatment.
Will they be more energy efficient?
Almost certainly. Energy efficiency is one of the most important considerations for 21st-century homeowners, and if your windows are from the 20th century (or even older!) you may want to consider bringing your home up to date. When your timber sash windows are past their best, they may be accountable for significant heat loss in the home, forcing you to spend a lot more money on heating in order to bring your home to a comfortable temperature and overspend on heating bills.
Modern sash windows from Majestic Designs use the latest glazing technology. Featuring warm edge thermal spacer bars and argon gas sealed units, our uPVC sash windows are rated A+14 on the WER (Window Energy Rating) scale, which means that they are fourteen times more energy-efficient than an A-rated window, keeping your home warmer and potentially saving hundreds of pounds a year on energy bills.
Will modern sash windows require a lot of maintenance?
Modern uPVC sash windows from Majestic Designs are a low maintenance solution to beautiful, traditional-looking sash windows. Once installed, our uPVC sash windows will only need to be wiped with a damp cloth to stay clean. If you currently have timber frames, you may be relieved to hear that the days of sanding, treating and repainting are over.
Replacing your windows with low maintenance uPVC sash windows eliminates the chance of timber frames rotting due to inclement weather conditions, as our uPVC windows are built to withstand most weather conditions.
When you replace your timber sash windows with modern uPVC sash windows from Majestic Designs, you can be safe in the knowledge that your new windows have been designed by experts in British manufacturing. All of our windows are made at our state-of-the-art factories in Cheddar and installed by our team of fully employed, FENSA registers and MTA assessed window installers. We take pride in our craftsmanship and customer service, which is why Trustmark Fairtrades awards us a score of 9.49/10 from 2,501 independent reviews.
Are you ready to update your sash windows?
At Majestic Designs, we have helped thousands of homeowners in the local area to create a warmer, safer home. All of our windows come with a 10-year guarantee, giving your peace of mind that your windows will stand the test of time.
For more information, contact our Majestic Designs team today. Use our contact form or call us on 01934 741 294.