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Draught Proofing Sash Windows in Plymouth

Many homes leak heat through gaps in their sash windows. In fact, you can often feel this as a draught by holding your hand up against them on cold and wet Plymouth nights! This can have a profound effect on your energy costs with a typical home losing around 20% of all heat through ventilation and draughts – especially in older sash windows. South West Sash Windows are Plymouth based specialists for sash window repair and reconditioning, whilst also offering quality assured draft proofing solutions. Draught proofing is essential for the winter months, and draught proofing sash windows is one of the most effective energy efficiency measures for any home – yet it is too often overlooked. Draught proofing offers the quickest return, offering savings year in, year out. Draughts can cause major discomfort in the home, and for the elderly and very young this can be risky to health. Many older buildings, in particular, have poorly fitted sash windows, which leads to noticeable and uncomfortable draughts that are difficult to prevent unless a specialist solution is taken, which is where Sash Windows SW come into the picture, offering quality drought proofing services so you can enjoy the comfort of your own home again. Draughts cause cold damp air to be forced in as the warm air is drawn out. A lower temperature is acceptable in a draught free atmosphere. Why should I draught proof my sash windows? Air filtration can be reduced by as much as 86% by draught proofing sash windows. The total airspace around the average sash window is equivalent to a hole in the wall...

Sash Window Repair and Renovation – Devon and Cornwall

Sash Windows SW specialise in Sash Window Renovation, with the aim to keeping your windows clean and improving overall performance. Sash Windows SW offer Sash Window Repair and Renovation services all across Devon and Cornwall and with years’ of experience in the industry are a South West company you can rely upon to meet customer demands with quality and a professional approach. Sash windows can be susceptible to rot and decay if left unattended for an extended period of time and this could decrease the value and overall charm of the property. With our unique renovation service we can improve the value of your windows. We’re a trusted window renovation company that take pride in our work, primarily focusing on Devon and Cornwall areas. Some of the renovation services we carry out can be found below: Any rotten sills can be replaced with hardwood, granting extended window life and improvement. Our repairs include the use of timber and epoxy resin. Any loose or missing putty will be replaced. Damaged or weak pulleys are either serviced to improve performance or replaced. A special Draught Proofing system is installed, hidden out of sight to maintain the aesthetic appeal of your sash windows. Cracked or broken panes of glass can be re glazed. Renovation is an important factor in the lasting quality of your sash windows and if you’re based in Devon and Cornwall then we’d love to help you get the best out of your windows. Careful renovation leads to a longer life and overall improved appeal, not mention for the extra care taken for your windows helps with energy efficiency,...

Epoxy Resin Window Repair

Based in Devon and Cornwall, we can carry out repairs for rotten sills in order to improve the energy efficiency of your windows. If the sash windows in your property have rotten sills, it may be possible that a repair of the window can be carried out without the need to replace the entire sill. This is an example of a recent window repair carried out by South West Sash Windows, where the sill was previously rotten. We carry out sash window repairs in Devon and Cornwall using a unique process. Epoxy resin sash window repairs are carried out on the sash window sill. After the rot is carefully removed back to sound timber, the epoxy resin can then be applied and left to cure. This is a hi tech rapid cure product, formulated specifically for window repairs.  It allows for ‘same day’ reconstruction and the cured resin is sanded to the exact profile of the sill or frame when it can then be primed, undercoated and glossed. Once painted, the repair is invisible and blends in perfectly, as it has become part of the sill. It has the advantage of never becoming rotten again. This is a huge advantage as water tends to sit in the same places on a window or sill. Once this repair has been completed you will gain the benefit of an efficient working window, which is protecting your home from the elements. If you have a property in Devon or Cornwall that could benefit from this epoxy resin window repair, contact South West Sash Windows to arrange a quote. Epoxy Resin Window Repair 3 (60%) 2...

Sash Window Rattles

There are many parts of Devon and Cornwall that are exposed and are subjected to high winds throughout the year. Even if your home is not in an exposed area, high winds can often be experienced even in the quiet Devon valleys. Sash windows that have not previously been maintained, or just through years of wea Sash Window Rattles 5 (100%) 1...

Open wide your Sash Windows, Spring has arrived in Devon !

The weather has been fantastic, so warm and sunny here in Devon. It’s the perfect weather to open the windows, let the fresh air in and enjoy the spring. Spring is also a good time of year to check everything is in good working order after being shut up for the winter. Spring cleaning is not just for the rooms in your house, it also includes your sash windows. If there are signs of wear and tear on your sash windows, South West Sash Windows are the experts in sash window renovation or sash window repair. Maybe your windows are not opening as smoothly as they should, or if there are signs of rot in the window frames, now would be a good time to contact us so you can open and shut your sash windows with ease. The renovation process used by South West Sash Windows ensures the original features of the windows are preserved, no matter which period the your sash windows date from. South West Sash Windows are experts in Sash Window Renovation and cover all properties in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.  Call us on 07849 125276 to organise some professional care for your sash windows. Open wide your Sash Windows, Spring has arrived in Devon ! 5 (100%) 1...