25Apr 2016

Do Wooden Sash Windows Add Value?

Posted in: Home Improvement and Window Styles  –  By Patchett Joinery

With the unpleasant chill of Winter behind us, it’s getting to that time of the year when many homeowners begin to think about the ways in which they can improve their home. Repairing doors and  windows isn’t the easiest of things to do during the winter months, so it’s important to get it right when the time comes. For many, it’s a case of aesthetic, but those prudent among us will also be concerned with things like energy efficiency and noise proofing, particularly when it comes to old period homes.

If you’ve got a period home you’re looking to spruce up, or a more modern one that you want to give a more traditional feel too, then the kinds of windows you choose can make all the difference. Wooden sash windows are desirable for a number of reasons. Depending on the frames used they can add an unmatched sense of character to almost any home, but did you know that they can also add value? This is true of older homes in particular, but sturdy and well crafted wooden sash windows are generally attractive to buyers. They’re a feature that works hard to bring the best out of the property both inside and out, and if they’re well made they can be surprisingly effective at keeping the heat inside your home and cold air out.

Wooden sash windows can add value to any property, but if you’re decided on the investment, perhaps it might help to explore some additional options to make the windows work even harder for you. Matching your wooden sash windows to the floors in your home, or to the furniture for example, is a great way of making sure that you get the most out of them. It can add a period charm to even the most modern of homes and, if you live in the kind of area that boasts a lot of period properties, it can really help to boost the value of your home.

If you’re considering some home improvements this summer and are set on the idea of changing your windows for something energy efficient, full of character and completely hand crafted, then wooden sash windows are a very sound investment to consider.

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