There are so many different types of windows on the market these days. Yet one style has been undeniably popular for centuries; and still remains the first choice for many today, it’s wooden sash windows. Lots of older properties here in the UK will have been built with sliding sash windows and when needing replacement windows, homeowners will unsurprisingly choose to stick with this beautiful traditional style.
Unfortunately, over the last 20 years or so, many cheap replicas have been made with different materials such as PVC. Still to this day, I have not seen any PVC sash windows that look anything like the real and traditional wooden sash windows.
Whilst there are a few different types of sash windows to choose from; sliding box sash windows with weights and pulleys are still the number one choice. They have proven themselves over the test of time and nothing can replicate that quite the same. More modern options are the sliding sash windows with spring balances that also have tilting versions available. One of the best fire escape options is what we call a Sashment Window, which is literally a Spring Sash Window inside a casement frame. All are incredibly popular for the same reasons.
If you’re considering getting new wooden windows at your property and you’d like to find out more about sliding sash windows, keep reading today. Below are some of the reasons why this style/type of window is loved by so many homeowners.
Wooden Sash Windows Add value to your home
Even though this isn’t the first thing that people consider when installing new windows; it is worthwhile pointing out that new sliding wooden sash windows also have the ability to improve your kerb appeal, and they will certainly add value to your property. To many, they are also seen as a luxury product and they will add warmth, uniqueness and charm to your home.
Benefit from modern technology in our wooden sash windows
Traditionally, sliding sash windows required a lot of maintenance and they often let in draughts, but this is no longer the case. All of these windows will now benefit from the latest advancements in technology and features such as double glazing and durable wood protection. You can confidently install sliding sash windows knowing you won’t be compromising on anything else.
There is no denying that sliding wooden sash windows always look elegant. No matter what the colour or design of the window may be or what the rest of the property may look like, you can guarantee that these windows will be aesthetically pleasing. Many homeowners receive compliments on this traditional style of window and their appearance never disappoints.
Allow a bigger opening with wooden sash windows
Due to the fact that when you open a sliding sash window you will be moving half of the window and sitting it behind the other half, you will be left with a huge unobstructed opening. Compared to other classic windows, such as casement windows, you will be able to let much more fresh air in and you will never be restricted by the function of the window.
Provide a traditional feel
Many love the fact that sliding wooden sash windows instantly give a property a traditional feel. They are commonly associated with Georgian and Victorian properties and many aspire to achieve this classical style. You will be surprised how much of a difference simply installing sliding sash windows can make to the overall feel and look of a property.
Versatile and adaptable in design
Whilst many like the traditional look of white sliding wooden sash windows, nowadays, they are incredibly versatile in design. You will have the opportunity to tailor everything from the colour of the frame and the type of glazing to the finish of the hardware and the decorative horn. You really can adapt the design to suit your home, even if it is contemporary and modern.
Installing sliding wooden sash windows
All in all, it is incredibly easy to see why so many homeowners love these windows. They are undeniably a brilliant choice when you’re considering replacement windows and you can guarantee that they will be a brilliant addition to any property. As mentioned above, there are different types of sliding sash windows available nowadays too, so you will easily be able to find something that meets all of your individual needs and requirements.
If you have any questions at all about sliding sash windows and you’d like to speak to a timber window company about them in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Authentic Timber Windows today. Our friendly expert team will gladly provide you with any additional information that you may require and should you wish to go ahead and install sliding wooden sash windows, we can help with this too. You can trust that from the moment you first contact us through to the finished installation, you will receive nothing but exemplary service.