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My sash won’t stay open!

My sash won’t stay open!
My sash won’t stay open!
Tue Apr 11

Sash windows are a great addition to your home. They are traditionally styled windows, but they are still able to look right at home with modern properties, bringing plenty of character to the property.

For the most part, timber sash windows work really well, and they don’t cause too many issues that need to be looked at. However, from time to time, just like with many things in life, there can be a problem that crops up with your sash windows.

One common problem is that your sash window won’t say open. So, what causes this, and what can you do to fix it?

Why does my sash keep closing?

The design of a sash window is that they are going to counteract gravity. The bottom window is raised when of course, it naturally wants to fall shut, and this is all thanks to a rather intricate system of pulleys and weights that are hidden away on the frame.

The weights that are there to hold the bottom window up will match the weight of the window. This means that not only will the sash stay where you need it to be, but it will also be easy enough to open up and close again when you are ready.

This design also stops the sash from falling down too fast and hitting the bottom of the frame.

There is one balancing weight on each of the sides of the window, and they work together to ensure that the window slides down together in one motion.

More often than not, an issue with a sash window closing is going to be due to these weights. Sometimes one (or even both of them) can fail, which means that the window is going to fall.

Not only this but if the window becomes heavier than the weight, for whatever reason this may be, then this can also cause the sash window to find it harder to stay open.

What can I do?

If you do discover that there is a problem with your sash windows, then you are going to want to try and have it fixed as soon as possible. For the most part, the issues that can arise with a sash window are easy enough to fix, and you can speak to a professional expert to ask them what the next steps need to be.

However, in some cases, you may find that the issue with the window is worse than you originally thought, and this means that you are going to have your windows entirely replaced. This will then, of course, end up costing you, but it will mean that you have sash windows that are going to work as they should.

The best thing that you can do with any issues with your sash windows is to make sure that any issues that may arise are dealt with as soon as possible. That way, they are going to be easier to fix, and you are likely to have less time being disrupted by a sash window that doesn’t work as you hope it will.


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