Our ECO Friendly Sash Window Draught-Proofing For Original Sash & Case Windows
Our eco friendly draught proofing service is designed to radically improve the performance of your windows with as little visible alteration as possible, so you retain the beauty of your windows and preserve the character of your property.
We can preserve the original charm, style and integrity of your original sash & case windows, whilst combining them with a modern draught proofing system.
The techniques and procedures we use to draught proof your windows have been developed over many years in order to preserve your original sash and case window timber. This makes sure that not only do they continue to function well but also look aesthetically correct and traditional. Sash window draught proofing could not be easier or look better! We are experts in the restoration and repairs of sash windows, so you can be rest assured our eco friendly draught proofing techniques are second to none!.
We will use your existing sash window timber to install our draught proofing system using the best quality draught proofing materials on the market today. Original sash window timber is far superior than any new timber on the market today. Most companies will replace your baton rods and parting beads with new timber fitted with draught proofing. This means trees will have been cut down and used to install your draught proofing. Draught proofing 10 windows using new timber could mean 1 tree has been cut down.
Eco Friendly Draught Proofing Sash Windows Edinburgh
Watch our eco friendly service draught proofing sash windows using your original sash window timber.
Draughts can be a major source of discomfort in older buildings, and eliminating them could make a major difference to your energy costs. Sash window draught proofing is the single best value for money that can be spent on your property for insulation, maintenance, and overall improvement to your home comfort. Sash window draught proofing has a significant instant effect and will last well beyond our five year guarantee period.
Older buildings are prone to heat loss through cracks and gaps which develop as various building elements move and distort over a long period. This is often the case for sash & case windows which can be a major source of heat loss. However, less than a quarter of the heat lost through a typical traditional sash window escapes by conduction through the glass, the rest is by draughts (air infiltration). Since draughts make people feel colder, the occupants often turn up the heating and run it for longer.
About one fifth of a home’s heating is lost through windows. Most of that escapes through air gaps in windows rather than through the glass. Research has shown that air infiltration through a sash window in good condition can be reduced by as much as 86% by adding draught-proofing therefore significantly reducing the heating requirement needed for the room. And it has the added advantage of reducing noise and dust. And the good news is, such work can pay for itself very quickly.
Draught-proofing upgrades the performance of your windows in the following ways;-
- Eliminates draughts
- Reduces noise
- Reduces dirt and dust ingress
- Prevents rattles
- Ease of use
- Improves energy efficiency
- Improves energy retention
- Doesn’t alter the appearance of your window and property
Draught-proofing vs double glazing and further information.
Research has shown draught-proofing can reduce air leakage from windows by 86%, therefore significantly reducing the heating requirement needed for the room. In historic buildings, there should be a strong preference for repair and draught proofing rather than replacement as the use of double glazing will often lead to a loss of significant historic fabric.
Straight-forward sash window repairs can also reduce air infiltration and heat loss by up to a third.
Windows and doors should be assessed for repairs before embarking on any draught proofing measures. Traditional windows and doors can almost always be repaired, even if in very poor condition.