Sash Windows were originated in the 17th century by an English inventor and are still popular in architectural designs.
Sash Windows have traditional architecture and generally has a vertically opening structure. Two or more sashes are used side by side along with glazing bars. These are commonly known as sliding sash windows, as they are slid over each other to open.
The moveable part of the window is known as a sash.
You may explore different kinds of sash windows, as these are manufactured with different wood such as timber, pine, oak, red Grandis, and Accoya. Timber Sash Windows are more trustworthy and are everlasting.
History of Sash Windows:
Sash windows were commonly used as structural material during the Georgian period. At that time, sash windows with six to eight panes were often used. Due to restrictions and poor quality of glass sizes, sash windows had large glazing bars and relatively small panes.
Later, when we moved from Georgian to the Victorian period, various technological changes gave rise to change in sash windows. The superior and better-quality glass was originated which results in less use of glazing bars. New quality glass gave a slender appearance to the sash windows.
Key Benefits of Sash Windows:
You might think that woody architecture will make your home look old. An English Heritage survey was held. In which about 82% of real estate agents claimed that sash windows maximize the financial value of London apartments. While 78% believed that houses with sash windows sell early than houses without sash windows.
People trust sash windows more than uPVC windows because the lifespan of sash windows is relatively much longer than other types of windows. Even though wood like timber can be expensive but the results are always worth the price.
a) Sash Windows Last Longer: Modern sash windows can last for more than 60 years. Also, they are relatively easier to maintain and repair. While uPVC windows last only 20 years and are unrepairable. Thus, people might have to completely replace uPVC windows every 10-20 years.
b) Sash Windows are Environment Friendly: As sash windows are manufactured with high-quality wood, therefore these are environment and weather-friendly. While plastic windows are highly affected by the environment and atmosphere. Also, it is difficult to dispose of plastic or uPVC windows. Thus, sash windows are the best choice for any house.
c) Sash Windows add value to your home: Sash windows were invented around the 17th century and since then are considered remarkable in the windows market. The reason is their quality and long-lastingness. Houses with sash windows are sold at higher prices as compared to houses with plastic windows. Thus, sash windows increase the financial status of your house.
What do traditional sash windows look like?
Sash windows have had various proportions over the centuries. Telling the exact ratio of sash window depends upon the period of your house. For instance, the Georgian windows have their own golden ratio of (1: 1.618). Also, Georgian windows come up with six over six panes with slender and elegant glazing bars or glass bars.
How to contact the right contractor?
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