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How do you install sash windows?

How do you install sash windows?
How do you install sash windows?
Tue Nov 9

Timber sash windows, whether traditional sash windows, heritage sash windows or modern in character, offer character and style that other window types simply can’t compete with.

Often seen in period and historic properties, they can also be seen in new builds that are looking for a stylish window style inspired by traditional architecture.

In this blog article, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about the background of sash windows, the installation process, and maintenance.

What is a sash window?

If you are unfamiliar with sash windows, or the background behind them, no problem, we’ll walk you through it.

For starters, the word ‘sash’ refers to a single frame for glazing.

In this type of window, the sash sits inside the frame, which is fixed to the house.

Sash windows can open at both the top and bottom, providing excellent ventilation.

Although the cost will be higher than a standard window, modern sash windows will last far longer with the right maintenance, making them a great investment for your home.

They are most commonly found in Georgian and Victorian properties, but can also be seen in late Victorian and Edwardian houses.

They offer a prestige and quality that is hard to match, especially for a period-inspired property.

What is involved in the sash window installation process?

Prior to installation, the professional installing the sash windows will assess the area and determine the materials needed.

Next, they will remove the old windows and sashes and inspect the existing frame to ensure that it is still in good condition.

If not, it will need to be repaired or replaced.

After this, the jamb liners will be installed, followed by the sash windows.

What does the maintenance process look like for sash windows?

Any style of window needs regular maintenance in order to hold on to their good looks and maintain their functionality over the years.

Most issues can be fixed, including foggy windows, rotten frames, sticking sashes, and more.

It is recommended to get a professional to assist in making the decision on whether the window is salvageable or if it needs to be replaced completely.

If the maintenance needed is more complex, you will most likely need the services of a professional.

For minor maintenance services, like cracking or flaking in paintwork, it can be done in a DIY-fashion.

Although minor, it is important that you do not neglect cracks or flakes in paintwork.

The paint protects the timber beneath and fixing any deterioration will ensure the frames won’t rot or swell.

Properly maintained sash windows can last over 100 years with a bit of care and attention.

Choose TRC

When you’re looking to install or repair sash windows, choose TRC Windows.

We are the UK’s leading sash window restoration and replacement specialists.

Our team of experts have over 25 years of experience in restoring, designing and manufacturing market-leading sash windows.

We use the finest materials, latest technology and unbeatable craftsmanship.

Speak to us today to find out how we can assist in your sash window repair or installation.


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