15Apr 2015

Restoring timber casement windows – an important consideration

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

The summer is the perfect time for many homeowners to begin thinking about upgrading various parts of their property. Some garden work, a conservatory, maybe even a new room or an extension. But by far one of the most popular home upgrades at this time of year for those with traditional homes are windows. Why are window upgrades important? They add value, they enhance a property’s look and feel perhaps more than any other feature, and it’s typically rather quick work. But a lot of homeowners don’t quite realise the amount of options they have on the table when it comes to improving their windows.

timber casement window repairYou wouldn’t be foolish for thinking that repairing windows in older properties was a thing of the past, and that new, uPVC windows were the way forward. But timber casement window repair is on the rise, and with very good reason. Restoring windows to their former glory can really enhance a property and bring its old charm to life once again. If you’re forward thinking and you want to add features to your timber casement windows, that’s an option too – restoration isn’t just about taking you windows back to how they were, it’s about improving them. Believe it or not, wood sash windows aren’t stuck in the 19th century; many of them can have all the modern conveniences of today’s top selling windows such as double glazing or draught guarding, and with a good level of craftsmanship they’ll still look like the same old windows that had always adorned your period property.

Craftsmanship is integral to making sure your timber casement window restoration goes smoothly. If the frame isn’t flush or the panes are slightly off, it can cause problems further down the road that might result in you having to pay out a lot of cash to fix. So do you research and pick a local joinery service with plenty of experience, know-how and some solid customer reviews. Before you know it you’ll have restored your casement windows to their original, beautiful state and you might have even added a feature or two in the process to make your home more energy efficient.