09Apr 2015

Traditional Timber Casement Windows – repair or replace?

It’s a question that every owner of a period home has to ask themselves at some point.  As beautiful as they look, and as resilient as they can be, there comes a time after years of weathering and general wear and tear when every homeowner has to ask themselves whether to replace or repair their traditional timber casement windows. The truth of the matter is that most people who are lucky enough to live in a traditional home and take advantage of these features don’t realise that timber casement window repair is even an option. It’s perceived as being a difficult and expensive job, and most people might opt for a new windows entirely to avoid the hassle of finding someone local and affordable who can take care of it.

Why choose timber casement window repair?

One of the things that really brings a lot of character and charm to the windows (and therefore your home) are their old timber frames. The smell, the look, the feel of real timber instills a sense of heritage and nostalgia in a property that many people strive for. For that reason, retaining the timber and repairing your wood casement windows can do all sorts of good for your property, from retaining its heritage and charm to adding value if you ever decide to put it on the market.

timber casement windowsRepairing also has a few more advantages. New features can be added to your timber casement windows such as draught proofing, sound insulation and double glazing. It’s possible to add these features while saving the frames, and you could save yourself a lot of money in the process.

You’ll be surprised at what you can save with timber casement window repair, so before you make the decision to buy entirely new windows for your period home be sure to consider it and talk to an expert to see what can be salvaged.

If the decision to get new windows still seems sensible, be sure to get them fitted from a trusted local business who specialise in older properties and traditional timber casement windows to get the absolute best from your budget.

 

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