Everything you Need to Know About the Sash Window

The world of windows is far more complex than most people outside of the industry will ever know, or even want to know. For most people, windows are windows, and they remain that way until you need to make a change to your current windows. Here at Premier Windows, our experts will probably ask you about the type of property you live in and what type of windows you’re looking for. Phrases like casement and sash will be discussed, and to explain in a little more detail, this post will provide more information on sash windows and their benefits.

What is a Sash Window?

This is a question you should be asking when learning about the sash window. The sash window is the type of window that works on a counterbalance mechanism, allowing windows to slide up and down rather than being opened out. The sash window is the type of window that you often see on a period property but they are becoming more and more popular again as the 21st century progresses. Traditionally style sash windows are a great way to add character to a home, a beautiful addition that can really enhance your space. 

What Practical Benefits do they Offer?

  • Ventilation

The sash window is one of the best for ventilation because of its particular design. A casement window that only opens outwards, will allow some air in but there will always be a level of abstraction from the window itself. Additionally, the sash window is pushed up and out of the way allowing for a far more effective ventilation system. This is particularly important for rooms that are likely to get stuffy, especially in the summer. You’ll want to make sure that you’re getting the best ventilation into your room, to help keep it cool and comfortable. 

  • Double Glazed

One of the leading benefits of the modern sash window is the fact that we always use effective double glazing in their design. This is incredibly helpful, especially if you’re looking to preserve the original fittings of a period property. The style and design of the sash window will look perfect in any character home but the efficiency of the double glazing will ensure that your home remains insulated throughout the year. The sash windows that we offer really do give you the best of both worlds. 

  • Durable

Despite the many different types of windows that have developed over the last few years, the sash window has been the enduring design of the centuries. This is because they’re designed to last for generations, making them arguably the most effective and efficient on the market. If you take the time to properly look after your historical sash windows, you’ll find that they will still look as stunning and work as effectively in 20-years. Even if you find and, like the woodwork or frayed cords, they can easily be fixed without replacing the entire window. As a result, the sash window is the affordable, long-lasting option available to you.

If you like to find out more about our sash windows, then feel free to give us a call today at 020 8683 4446. Our information is designed to offer you the best perspective when choosing replacement windows. While sash windows are an excellent choice for many properties, they aren’t suited to every aesthetic and some might benefit from a different type of window altogether. So, if you’re looking for some professional advice, we are here to help you make the right decision.