5 Reasons to Buy New Rather than Repair Old Sash Windows

Most of us desire the stunning aesthetics of brand new sash windows. However, buying sash windows and paying for their installation is quite an investment. So, how do you know it’s better to buy new sash windows rather than repair old versions?

Replace Your Sash Windows Today

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Is your home still fitted with its original timber sash windows? Have you begun noticing that they’re simply not working as well as they once were? Perhaps their efficiency has been impacted, and your home is struggling to retain its heat. Or perhaps you’ve noticed the interior of your home is regularly filled with condensation – particularly first thing in the morning. Furthermore, you may feel the strain of constantly having to re-paint and maintain your old timber window frames.

If you resonate with any of the above-mentioned points, it may be time for a replacement.

Replace Timber with uPVC

If you decide that replacing your timber sash windows is the best solution, uPVC is an excellent alternative to timber. Not only is it energy-efficient, secure, and durable, but it maintains the traditional and impressive aesthetics of your home. So much so, it’s difficult to notice an immediate difference between the timber and uPVC versions.

Here at Sash Windows London, we provide all our customers with a variety of stunning uPVC sash window designs. Whatever sash window style you are looking for, we have a variety to choose from that have been specifically designed to replicate the traditional timber style. So, rather than spending all that valuable time and money on repairing your old timber windows (only to repeat the process in a year or two), why not replace your sash windows with us?

If you’re unsure whether replacing your sash windows is the right choice for you, here are 5 reasons why you should replace your sash windows instead of carrying out temporary and often unsuccessful repairs.

Improve the Energy-Efficiency of Your Home

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The energy-efficiency of your home is something that should definitely be on your priority list. Not only does it ensure your comfort day in and day out, but it also helps reduce your energy bills as your home is not losing heat!

Now, we live in the 21st century, so double glazing is pretty common. However, many homes with traditional timber sash windows do not have double glazing installed. So, they spend months and years repairing their windows and trying to make them more energy-efficient, when a replacement would do the job in no time at all.

If you have traditional timber sash windows that are single glazed, you must get a replacement! Don’t just replace your sash windows for the sake of your comfort, but also for the security of your home.

New Windows are a Long-Term Investment

If you want to invest in your property and increase its market value, one of the best things you can do is replace the windows. Replacing your sash windows reduces the need for constant maintenance and time-consuming repairs (something that often deters potential buyers).

What’s more, technology is constantly evolving and every year the sash windows available are improving drastically in their energy-efficiency, security, and durability. Updating your windows with modern replacements will give your home the wow-factor it needs and will also keep it in the best possible condition for longer. As a proud homeowner, what could be better than that?

Reduce the Need for Regular Maintenance

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By this point in the article, you’ve probably gathered that replacing your sash windows with new alternatives reduces the maintenance needed. And this is true. As previously mentioned, repairing and maintaining old timber framed sash windows is both costly and time-consuming. The best solution (and the most cost-efficient) is to replace your windows with modern uPVC alternatives.

All the uPVC sash windows we sell and install at Sash Windows London are durable, aesthetically-pleasing, secure, energy-efficient, and very easy to maintain. Keep your windows in the best possible condition with the least possible time and effort thanks to our beautiful sash window replacements and invest in your home for the long-term.

Increase the Security of Your Home

No matter how attached to your timber sash windows you may be, due to their age and the constant need for repairs can be a security risk. Insecure frames, single glazing, rattling sashes, and rotting frames are all easy targets for thieves.

However, with replacement sash windows that are durable, strong, and secure, you don’t need to worry about the security of you home because it’s all taken care of. Upgrade your windows today with a replacement from Sash Windows London.

Enhance the Aesthetics of Your Home


Many people worry about replacing their existing timber sash windows with modern alternatives because they’re worried it will affect the existing aesthetics of their home. However, replacing your sash windows with uPVC alternatives from Sash Windows London ensures your windows perfectly complement the unique style of your home. With a variety of window designs and styles available, our window specialists can help you find the perfect sash window for your home.

Call Sash Windows London Ltd Today

If you would like to enquire about replacing the sash windows in your property, call Sash Windows London today. We have a team of sash window specialists available to answer your questions and talk you through the process of sash window installations. Call us today to find out more.