Most of us are probably tired of reading about governmental cuts and the much debated spending review of the recent weeks, but there's no doubt that saving money will still be at the back of everyone's minds. With the entire country tightening its belt, it's only natural to be thinking about how to save a few pounds in the short term, and this article questions which would be the better route for homeowners, with old or damaged sash windows, to take; restoration or replacement. It's a timely question, the answer for which has far reaching implications for you and your family. Restoration
At first glance, repairing your windows or having a local handyman may seem like the most logical and cost effective solution - in a relatively short time you can have your windows working properly again. However, as specialists in manufacturing precision sashes, most established teams would advise against the continual renovation of older windows.
While some contractors may be fully conversant with common casement windows
, sash windows are notoriously complex and require attention from properly trained professionals; otherwise you may find your repaired windows are draughty, misshapen and return to their poor condition in a short space of time. Replacement
Though it costs slightly more overall, if the right windows are chosen replacement is the option with a greater return. Not only can some new sashes recreate traditionally genuine aesthetics, they also come with extensive and long lasting guarantees.
This means that the provider has confidence that they'll last until long after the current economic difficulties have passed, and won't require propping up with continual investment over the coming years. New sash windows
are also more eco - friendly, and therefore represent a purchase which is in keeping with contemporary and expected future efforts to reduce climate change.