It Is Simple To Reduce Your Carbon Foot Print With Sash Window Draught Proofing
Old houses with old windows can present a challenge for the homeowner. The windows may be quite distinctive looking but with age they have probably lost much of their function and their efficiency. This can be remedied. Using modern techniques it’s really quite simple to reduce your carbon foot print with sash window draught proofing.
Most every homeowner has received at least a few advertisements in the post trying to interest them in replacement windows. They will tell you all about the great new hi-tech windows now on the market. Their hope is that you will be convinced to replace your old windows with their new low-E, gas-filled, thermal-paned plastic-framed models.
The truth is most older windows are worth saving almost always. When given the choice of repair or replacement, repairing is almost always best. Replacement should be used as a last resort. It is more expensive and the results are rarely as pleasing to the eye.
Old windows were built to last as long as the house they were installed on and the house is still there, right? But old windows get tired and worn out and need to be maintained (just like us!). Most people who live in really old houses have NEVER seen their windows work properly, as they were meant to. But that can be fixed.
It could be something as simple as scraping away a few dozen coats of paint. More likely the sash cords need to be replaced or the counter-weights are out of balance. The single most beneficial thing you can do for your windows, however, is to draught-proof them.
To reduce your carbon foot print with sash window draught proofing is both easy and cost effective. Not only will draught proofing stop the draughts, it will also cut down on the dust and noise too. It can also stop your windows from rattling (just in case that’s one of your problems). It’s a very good idea.
Sash window repairs London experts complete make your historic home more energy efficient. A sash window renovation is an excellent choice when upgrading your home or business structure.