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Draught Proofing Sash Windows

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There are dozens of good reasons to draught proof your original period sash windows. There are almost no reasons not to do it, other than the initial upfront outlay which may be prohibitive. However looking at a short three years we cannot name the upfront outlay as a reason not to do it either, because payback is already in full.

Draught proofing sash windows, above all, stops annoying, draughts! the brush pile creates a complete perimeter seal to block air movement both in and out. This will significantly improve the heat retention. It’s said that each window draught proofed will save  £50 per year on heating.  It’s only beaten in value by loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. This is a typical figure and will vary on size, as well as how draughty the windows were before the service. A room with a bay window of sashes will still have single glazing and therefore the heat loss through glass will still be significant, although you’ll be surprised just how much more comfortable the room feels with draught proofing. In the case of a room with one or two small sash windows the impact is significant. The heat retention is almost instant.

Draught proofing also helps to cut down on noise. It will not stop piecing noise but it will keep the drone out as well as reduce that piercing noise to something far more bearable. Some homeowners consider double glazing of sash windows in the event sound is the main issue.

Sash window draught proofing provides an opportunity to serve your sash windows. If your windows are stuck, or painted in, or need an overhaul it’s a great time to get a draught proofing system as the installer will need to remove sashes as part of the draught proofing system.

Draught proofing your sash windows will stop annoying rattles of the sash to frame. If you’ve ever been on a bus route, all too common is the rattle from a throaty engine passing by. This is will be eliminated instantly from the point of professional draught proofing system installed.

Typically sash window draught proofing in a ten window home will reduce energy consumption by £500. That is a lot of gas! If we consider the payback may be around 3 to 4 years every single home should be looking for this upgrade. Sometimes draught proofing is combined with heavy curtains, in an attempt to create, similar conditions to secondary glazing. You can checkout these London Draught Proofing Sash Windows Specialists. Heavy curtains really work, and some are not all that expensive. It normally boils down to the preferences of the homeowners, some prefer modern blinds and shutters which do not offer the same protection from the elements.