25Apr 2015

Is Draught-Proofing Your Windows Important?

With the icy chill of Winter finally leaving us and the season of barbecues and garden parties fast approaching, it might not seem like the right time to think about draught-proofing your windows. Indeed, as the temperature is beginning rise, the last thing on anybody’s mind is heating or energy efficiency. Having said that, summer is also one of the most popular times of year for home improvements, and what better time is there to get to work on draught proofing your wood sash windows? Take care of it this time of year and you’ll be glad you did when winter reappears later in the year.

Can draught proofing sash windows really have that much of an impact?

Draught proofing is one of the best things you can do to save money in the winter and make your home more energy efficient. You wood sash windows – if they are traditional ones – might be vulnerable in that sense as many of them are only single glazed and can warp over the years. The reason people to choose to maintain and preserve them is clear though – they look utterly fantastic and lend a sense of charm and character to a period home that would be completely lost without them. By draught proofing sash windows you can enjoy all the benefits of modern uPVC windows without the artificial, clunky look.  Draught proofing involves making sure your sash windows are flush, and that the wood is sitting correctly. Seals can also be added to give the windows extra guard against the cold air, and double glazing is now an option for many homes too – something not a lot of people know about. Take these steps and your wood casement windows will be just as energy efficient as any other type of window out there, and you’ll notice the difference immediately, particularly when using your central heating.

Choosing the right team to carry out draught proofing or insulation work on your wood sash windows is paramount. You’d do well to forge a good relationship with local wood casement window repair professionals who can carry out regular work on your property every few years as and when it’s needed. In this way, you can make sure your home is always guarded against the cold and the noise and you’re always ready for winter.

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