Double glazed sash only replacement
If you have old box sash windows in your home, you may experience a whole bunch of issues, such as a loss of heat or noise pollution.
One effective solution is to replace your old sashes with replacement ones with a manufacturer-pre-installed double-glazed unit.
This can help improve your property’s energy efficiency, reduce outside noise pollution, increase security, and enhance the overall aesthetic of your building.
Our experienced team at Surrey Sash is here to provide you with high-quality, long-lasting sash replacement service that meets your specific needs and requirements.
Why it’s so crucial to upgrade single glazing in period wooden windows
Improved energy efficiency
Sash windows in old boxes can often be draughty and leaky, making it difficult to keep your home warm during the winter months.
Replacing them with new sashes with pre-installed double-glazed units can significantly improve your home’s insulation and reduce heat loss, resulting in lower energy bills.
Old sash windows may be more susceptible to break-ins due to outdated locks or weakened frames.
By installing new sashes with robust locking mechanisms and sturdy frames, you can improve your home’s security and protect your family and possessions.
Comfortable living space
New sash windows with pre-installed double-glazed units can significantly reduce external noise pollution, making your home quieter and more peaceful.
Additionally, they can help regulate the temperature in your home, making it more comfortable to live in all year round.
Double-glazed windows establish an insulating shield that minimizes condensation by maintaining a separation between indoor and outdoor conditions.
The space filled with air or gas between the dual glass layers assists in maintaining the inner pane’s temperature near the inside air temperature. This results in a reduced likelihood of condensation appearing on the glass surface.
By doing so, it promotes a more arid, healthier living environment with diminished chances of mould and dampness.
What is double glazing?
Simply put, it is a type of window made up of two glass panes with a gap in between. The gap is filled with air or an insulating gas such as argon.
As a result, your home will stay warm during the winter and cool during the summer. The two glass panes and the insulating gap between them act as a barrier to reduce heat loss and noise pollution.
Double glazing also offers security benefits. This makes it a popular choice for homeowners who want to improve their home’s energy efficiency and security while keeping its historical and aesthetic look.
Sash-only replacement process
Assessment: We will assess your box sash windows to determine the condition of your current sashes and identify any underlying issues that may need to be addressed before the replacement process can begin.
Sash Replacement: We will carefully remove your old sashes and replace them with new, high-quality sashes designed to fit your existing box frames.
Double Glazing: Our new sashes come with manufacturer-pre-installed double-glazed units.
Draft Proofing: We will also install draft-proofing strips to ensure that your new sashes fit snugly and securely within your box frames, reducing drafts and keeping your home more comfortable all year round.
Finishing: Once your new sashes are in place, we will finish them to match the existing aesthetic of your property.
Overcoming replacement sash challenges
Compatibility: Sometimes, replacing old sashes with new double-glazed units can be tricky because of compatibility issues. The new sashes may not fit properly into the old box frames, which can cause gaps and air leaks. Surrey Sash measures the existing frames and sashes to ensure the replacement units fit properly. If necessary, we can adjust the frames to accommodate the new sashes.
Weight and balance: Double-glazed units are heavier than single panes, and this can affect the window balance. To counter this, we take precise measurements of the existing sashes. We ensure that the new sashes are manufactured to the exact specifications needed to maintain the proper weight and balance of the window.
Pulley system: In many old box sash windows, the sashes are counterbalanced by weights and connected to a pulley system. When replacing sashes with double-glazed units, the extra weight of the new sash can cause problems with the pulley system. To address this, we may need to adjust the pulleys, replace them entirely or install spring balances.
Aesthetics: We understand that maintaining the traditional aesthetic of box sash windows is a priority to many of our clients. That’s why we offer a range of sash styles and finishes to match your property’s existing aesthetic.
Cost: Replacing old sashes with new double-glazed units can be expensive, especially if you have many windows to replace. Surrey Sash offers competitive pricing and works with you to find a solution that fits your budget.
Disruption: We understand that our service can be disruptive. That’s why we work efficiently and minimally disrupt your daily routine. We also protect your property during the installation process using protective sheets and equipment to protect your furniture.
Refurbishing and replacing the sash box/frame
In some cases, sash windows may require more than just a new sash frame with double glazing. If the sash box/frame is damaged or worn out, it may need to be refurbished or replaced.
Surrey Sash offers sash box/frame refurbishment and replacement services to ensure your windows are in top condition. Our team of experts will assess the condition of your sash box/frame and recommend the most suitable solution for your needs.
Why choose Surry Sash?
Competitive Prices: We offer highly competitive prices for our sash window replacement services, ensuring excellent value for money. We also guarantee the highest quality service possible. We don’t take advantage of our low costs, unlike some other repair services.
Expertise: Our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals are well-versed in sash window replacements, ensuring the highest quality service possible.
High-quality materials: We only use the highest quality materials for our sash window replacements, including top-quality timber and high-performance double-glazed units.
Customization: Our sash window replacements are fully customizable to suit your specific requirements. We offer a wide range of styles, finishes, and colours to choose from, ensuring that your new windows perfectly complement your property’s aesthetic.
Customer Satisfaction: We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and our commitment to ensuring our clients are 100% satisfied with our work. From the initial consultation to project completion, we will work closely with you to ensure that your sash window replacement project meets your expectations and requirements.