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Secondary glazing for sash windows

Secondary glazing for sash windows
Secondary glazing for sash windows
Wed Jun 22

Whilst sash windows look great and are one of the most popular choices for historic properties, they do come with their drawbacks. They can be draughty, for example. This is not ideal if you are worried that your windows might let in the cold and the noise from the outside world too.

The good news is that you don’t have to replace your entire sash window (and take away all the character) in order to have them more effective. You may not be able to have the standard double-glazed finish on your windows, but you can consider secondary glazing.

What is secondary glazing?

The idea of secondary glazing is that it is an independent internal window. The window is fitted with a slimline aluminium frame, which means that it is not only functional but incredibly discreet and difficult to spot against the rest of the window.

These secondary window units can be lifted out, hinged or sliding, which means that there can still be access to the original window in order to keep it clean.

When you have secondary glazing installed in a window, the panels that are used are created to an exact specification. This creates all the effects of double glazing for sash windows, such as reducing the noise pollution and increasing the thermal efficiency of the windows.

But your timber sash window still looks the same.

Can you choose a style?

The even better news with secondary glazing is that you can choose a particular style. Traditional styled secondary glazing is slim, and the frame is as minimal as possible. This type is usually chosen for domestic windows that are smaller in size.

The heritage window style can be a heavier set; this is more often used in larger windows or windows that are found on commercial buildings.

This means that you can choose secondary glazing in a style that is going to work the best for you and for your windows.

One final thing to note about secondary glazing is that it is the perfect choice if you are worried about your budget. Secondary glazing can be installed at a lower cost than you may realise. This means that you can have the windows that you want in your home that work and that are still as close to the original style as possible.

If you want to make sure that your home looks amazing and that you keep the cold (and noise) out as much as you can, then your sash windows can be transformed thanks to secondary glazing. Speak to a professional and ask them to find out more about what services they offer and make sure that they can help you to transform the outside of your house to the highest standard possible, whilst still keeping all the charm and character that lead you to fall in love with the property in the first place.


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