Why You Should Consider Retrofitting Your Sash Windows

Sometimes, your windows need some TLC. Whether you’ve lived in your home for decades or you’ve just moved in, you might decide your windows need upgrading. Traditional sash windows didn’t come with double glazing, leading most modern homeowners to consider replacing them all tonight. Installing new windows can be expensive. It might not be an option if you live in a conservation area or a listed building. Here is where retrofitting comes in. 

At Box Sash Window Repairs, we can retrofit your original sash windows with a double-glazed unit. Not only does retrofitting offer a way of incorporating double glazing into your home, but it also comes with other benefits. Read on to find out more about some of our recent Kent retrofitting projects.

Benefits of Retrofitting Your Sash Windows

Whether you think of your house as an investment or a family home, you want it to retain its value. The more home improvements and upgrades you add to your house, the more its value skyrockets. Even if you’re not thinking of selling anytime soon, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your property’s value remains on an upward curve.

One reason most of our clients opt for retrofitting is to boost the energy efficiency of your home. Retrofitting allows for an opportunity to draught-proof your windows, preventing heat from escaping while keeping cold air out. Not only does this lower your energy bills, but it’ll also improve the overall comfort of your home. You won’t have to worry about heat transfer, and it can reduce the number of UV rays reaching the inside of your home.

Retrofitting your windows can reduce noise pollution and create a more peaceful environment around your home. You won’t have to worry about an unwanted wake-up call from a passing car. Your new retrofitted windows can add an extra touch of charm to your property, enhancing its appeal.

Sash Window Retrofitting Kent

One of our recent projects involved a double glaze retrofitting in Birchington, Kent. We repaired several frames and windowsills, including making a new sash on site. This retrofitting project saved our client thousands of pounds compared to a new set-up. For this project, our Kent fitting team were able to get straight to work.

Another similar project has recently been completed in Patrixbourne, just a stone-throw away from Sandwich and Canterbury, Kent. This project was broader in scale and involved repairing four sills, one casement, and four bottom rails. Our Kent fitting team also draught proofed four sash windows, along with one sliding sash. Although this project involved more working pieces, our team was able to complete the job in just one day.

If you’re considering retrofitting your sash fittings, we’re on hand to help you make your home more energy-efficient. At Box Sash Window Repairs, we offer repair and refurbishment services across South London and Kent. You can get in touch by calling us at 07415 390160 or by emailing us at [email protected]