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Renovating your sash windows by Innes Donaldson

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Renovating your sash windows

Most old, wooden sash windows do not meet modern security standards. They might even attract burglars who see them as an easy way to gain access to your home. A window that is showing its age and is only held shut by a single, flimsy catch is no deterrent at all.

Another important aspect of window security is the safety of the occupants of the building. Can you open your windows for ventilation without worrying that a child might be able to open them further? What are the chances of a sash slipping down without warning?

If you are concerned about the security of your period windows you don't have to resign yourself to replacing them. A specialist sash window renovation company can easily upgrade the security of your timber windows using modern methods and materials yet without altering their appearance.

The amount of work needed to improve the security of a traditional window to an acceptable level will depend on its style, size, position, and how well it has been maintained in the past. An expert in sash window restoration and repair will want to check all of the following points:

Condition of the wood. If any part of the timber frame or sashes is damaged, warped or showing signs of rot it will need to be repaired or replaced, and any loose joints should be tightened. This will ensure that the whole window is as strong as possible and eliminate any unnecessary gaps.

Sliding mechanism.The pulley wheels, weights and sash cords might need to be adjusted or replaced if they are not in perfect working order. A sash that is difficult to close completely is a security risk.

Locks and catches. Original wooden windows typically have only one central catch, which is not the most secure arrangement. Pairs of sash stops or heavy-duty metal fasteners are much safer. A reputable craftsman will be able to supply a variety of locks that are suitable for your particular windows. You might want to choose a discreet design or something that is visible from outside to act as an extra deterrent.

Type of glass. Windows that are accessible to intruders, or vulnerable to accidental damage from inside, can be made safer and more secure if the old glass is replaced with modern laminated glass that is much stronger and resistant to breakage.

Security beading. If the glass in your period windows is held in place with putty, a burglar could easily remove a pane of glass without breaking it. A skilled joiner or carpenter will be able to fit wooden beading around the panes - secured with tamper-proof security screws - to solve this problem.

If you love your original timber sash windows but have doubts about their security, the best person to advise you is a sash window renovation professional who is familiar with all the best security measures for all types of sash windows.

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