How to insulate sash windows
Insulating your home may be the furthest thing from your mind right now. As we continue to enjoy one of the warmest summers on record, trying to keep your home cool is the main priority over heat retention. In a few months however, autumn will have arrived and the colder weather will be fast approaching.
If you live in a house with traditional timber sash windows, you may have found that they can be draughty and inefficient during the winter. With poor performing sash windows, you’ll struggle to heat your home and end up paying more on your energy bills. When you want your home to better retain its warmth there are ways to insulate your sash windows. Let’s take a closer look at some of the more popular methods.
Sash window insulation ideas
Insulating your sash windows can be difficult. If your timber sash windows have failed and their seals are leaking air, it can be hard to stop your home’s heat from escaping. You could try:
- Fitting heavy curtains – You might be surprised to hear that think curtains have excellent insulating capacity. Floor length curtains in particular go a long way to keeping warmth inside your home. They also look great and can be chosen to fit in with your interior décor scheme. The only downside is during the day you won’t want to live under artificial light, so as soon as you open your curtains, the heat will start to escape.
- Draught exclusion devices – Draught excluders are available in a variety of shapes and materials. From soft cushion-like snakes to wooden draught proof strips, they are designed to boost home insulation. In our experience draught excluders can help to minimise heat loss but there is a limit to their efficiency in particularly cold periods.
- Installing exterior shutters – A common site across southern European countries. Wooden shutters are a great insulator and can also look tasteful and stylish. Like curtains however, they will plunge your home into complete darkness so are only really viable during the evening and at night.
If you’ve tried or considered any of the above options but you’re still unhappy with your home’s insulation, there is an alternative option.
The benefits of replacement uPVC sash windows
Replacing your inefficient timber windows with modern uPVC sash windows can have a dramatic effect on your home’s insulating capacity. uPVC sash windows like those from the Rose Collection will help to give you a warmer home which is far more cost effective when it comes to heating.
The Rose Collection uPVC sash windows are designed to replicate the appearance of traditional timber while providing all the benefits of modern materials and fabrication techniques. To help your home become more energy efficient, the Rose Collection are:
- ‘A’ Rated for energy efficiency
- Made using 28mm Insulating Glazed Units (24mm on the Charisma Rose)
- Fitted with high performing weather proof seals
- Created with industry leading REHAU and Eurocell profiles
- Double glazed for excellent thermal and acoustic insulation
When you want to insulate your home and make a sound investment in your property, choose the Rose Collection. For more information about any of our products or services call 01234 712 657 or contact us online.
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