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What are the common problems with timber sash windows vs uPVC sash windows?

Heritage Rose uPVC Sliding Windows

Do you live in a period property with its original timber sash windows? Have you experienced any problems with your windows? Are you thinking about replacing them but you’re unsure what’s the best option? If your original windows are in need of an upgrade, it’s important to make the right decision for your home. To help you make the best choice for your home improvement plans, here are some common problems with timber sash windows, you may be all too familiar with, and the benefits of a uPVC sash window enhancement.

Lower your maintenance levels

Perhaps the most common complaint surrounding timber sash windows is the high levels of upkeep they require. If timber windows aren’t maintained and re-painted on a regular basis, they can deteriorate and negatively impact your home’s appearance and performance as the timber starts to suffer from weather damage. The maintenance required is time consuming and expensive, a real frustration for the busy 21st century homeowner.

Fortunately, with uPVC sash windows, you’ll never have to sand down or paint your window frames again. With only the occasional wipe down with soapy water, they’ll continue to provide the same high levels of performance as the day they were installed for many years. Over the lifetime of the window, this will help you to save a significant amount of time and money.

Improve your home’s efficiency and security levels

For 21st century homeowners, energy efficiency is an important consideration. Reducing your home’s carbon footprint along with lowering your heating bills are both great reasons to upgrade your windows. Old timber windows can often be prone to problems with draughts, exterior noise, interior condensation, and eventually weather penetration. With a Rose Collection window upgrade, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of ‘A’ rated windows, including a warmer, quieter, more cost-effective living environment.

Home security is essential for providing homeowners with peace of mind that their family and possessions are protected. Old timber windows often don’t provide the necessary home protection and can be a potential security risk. With a uPVC sash window upgrade, you’ll feel much safer in your home and with the option of Part Q compliance and a Secure by Design upgrade, your windows will give the best protection you would expect.

If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of replacing your old timber windows with the Rose Collection, contact us today. Give us a call on 01234 712 657 or send us a message online.

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