Repairing faulty sash windows is a very effective way to reduce your energy bills, especially if your home is an older one. Here’s an overview of using a sash window repair kit to seal up those drafty windows in your UK home.
The first step in window repair is buying a repair kit. Measure your windows accurately and be sure your window openings are square before purchasing the kit. Since using a kit does not involve replacing the window frame, be sure that the frame is sound before proceeding. These kits cost about £175, but the cost can vary somewhat depending on the size of window you’re repairing. The kit will allow you to not only repair the window but also increase its energy efficiency and insulating properties. In addition, some sash window repair kits contain an upgrade to tilt-in or removable panes that facilitate cleaning. Gather up all the tools and materials you need ahead of time. Installation takes about an hour.
Kit Installation Overview
The good news is that most of the work can be Double Glazing Sash Windows Kent done from the inside. Before beginning your DIY sash window repair, be sure to paint or stain the replacement window. Then, remove the sashes by removing the sash stop and cutting the sash cords and sash cord hardware like pulleys and sash weights. The kit should contain metal clips and vinyl side jambs that snap into the recess occupied by the sash cords and hardware. Once the replacement jambs are fitted, it’s a simple matter to install the replacement window.
A sash window repair kit for your UK home is a great alternative to replacing the entire window. With a little care and a few simple tools, you should be able to effect repairs on your own without a contractor.
Morris Streak has been installing timber and sash windows for the last 20 years. Morris is also a dedicated member of Premier Windows Ltd – The goal is to provide the highest quality windows and workmanship in order to truly enhance the aesthetic of your home. To achieve this, we install only the best, most secure and energy efficient windows and doors. Premier Windows Ltd. specialises in sash and timber windows and to be more specific, Premier deals best in double glazed sash windows,