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The 5 Amazing Benefits of Wooden Sash Windows That Will Surprise You

by Francesca Coleman Carr

At Sash Windows London, we know that if you are replacing your windows you will want windows that are aesthetically pleasing and that stand the test of time. Timber sash windows last for centuries, which is why timber has been used as a material for window frames for hundreds of decades. It is also one of the most environmentally friendly building materials and is extremely durable, which is why we have been using it for so many years. To ensure the strength and durability of our wooden frames, we source all of our timber from sustainably managed forests. Here at Sash Windows London we aim to provide the best service, products and results. So, what are some of the benefits of timber windows? Read on to find out more.

1. Aesthetically Pleasing

Do you want to achieve a certain look for your home? Wooden window frames are very eye-catching and can add character and charm to any home. In addition, wooden widow frames can be carved, stained or painted to suit your taste. If you live in a listed building, wooden window frames may be of particular importance in retaining the authenticity and value of your property. All in all, they look good and last for a long time. What more could you want?

2. Environmentally Friendly

Timber framed sash windows are the most environmentally friendly window frames money can buy. Timber uses the lowest amount of energy in its processing, production and transport than any other building material. All of our timber products achieve the highest certification with The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Timber also has an extremely long life-span but we expand this through re-use and recycling, ensuring that the majority of materials we use in our sash windows can be recycled. By sourcing our timber from local sustainably managed forests, we are ensuring that the timber we use is environmentally friendly, thermally efficient and will last for a long time.

3. Natural Insulator

Timber is an effective natural insulator, keeping the temperature of your house comfortable by helping to retain heat. This is especially welcome during those long frosty winters. As a result, your energy bill will remain reasonable, it may even drop!

4. Structural Integrity

Wood has great structural integrity. The natural cellulose and strong fibres within timber can withstand years of weather – particularly important in England with its ever-changing conditions. Wooden window frames, when constructed properly, can last just as long as any other material used in construction today. Now, that’s impressive!

5. Versatility

Wooden window frames are extremely versatile. They can be painted, stained or carved to fit in with your desired look. Painting your wooden window frames helps to prolong the lifespan of the frames, keeping the wood nourished and protected. Here at Sash Windows London, we factory spray our timber frame windows with micro-porous paint to help protect them against weathering. By doing this, we can offer a 10-year guarantee on the finish.

What about the maintenance?

People in the UK love timber windows and they certainly fit the style of England’s more historical buildings and quaint cottages. However, many people are concerned about how much maintenance timber windows require. What you may not realise is that technology has come a long way with common problems such as the peeling and blistering of wooden window frames now a thing of the past. Furthermore, developments in timber window designs have created products that minimise water retention and damp penetration. Painted with micro-porous paints, we allow our windows to breathe which helps contribute to a low maintenance product as factory-finished windows do not need painting for up to 8 years.

Contact Us Today

At Sash Windows London, we know that if you are replacing your windows, you will want windows that not only look aesthetically pleasing but that stand the test of time. That’s why our sash windows come in a choice of engineered hardwood or redwood, to ensure strength and durability. Our windows also come with a 30-year warranty that prevents timber rot and decay. So, why not give us a call today to discuss your wooden sash windows, we would love to hear from you!

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Francesca is the Managing Director of Sash Windows London Ltd, a family-owned and professionally managed window company providing a full range of sash window products throughout the UK. Passionate about providing high-quality, friendly, and reliable services. You can read Francesca’s full bio here.

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