Sash windows are a great way to control the climate inside your home naturally. However these windows do need a lot of maintenance. Sash window repairs are not always a simple task. Experts are needed to get the job done. You should also consider upgrading along with your sash window repairs from time to time. If your windows are maintained well, you will have great noise suppression and insulation without any trouble.
Sealing your windows
One of the most common sash window repairs that handymen take on is drought sealing. Gaps in the framework and window leads to leakage and therefore you will your home ceases to be energy efficient and comfortable. In order to prevent this from happening you should make sure that all your sash windows are sealed appropriately.
Another common aspect of sash window repairs is frame replacements. Most sash windows are made from a soft wooden frame and this makes its prone to decay and sometime even rotting. This can occur in part of the frame or in the whole frame. Replacement of part or the whole frame in this case is extremely necessary. Your handyman will be able to advice you on what you require to do.
The kind of glass that you use to for your sash window repairs would depend on your requirement. For example if you live in an area that is very prone to dust and dirt, you might want to consider using a self cleaning glass. This kind of glass has a special coating that makes it difficult for dust to stick to its surface. If the area you live in is noisy, you might want to consider acoustic glass for a quieter home. Similarly if you home get the full strength of the sun through the windows, anti-fade glass is a good idea as it will protect your carpets and upholstery. Another option that can be explored is security glass that is touched glass. It make it that much more difficult for break in etc.
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