All things Sash - the sash window experts
Sash window refurbishment
In most cases, to facilitate this we would recommend a sash ‘service’ which would incorporate any of the following:
- Remove sashes and parting bead from the frame
- Clean off any excess paint impeding free movement from the sashes and frame
- Remove the old sash cords and weights and clean out any debris from the pockets
- Repair any sections of damaged frame or lining
- Inspect and replace pulley wheels if required
- Reattach weights and fit new sash cords
- Refit sashes and beads
Other factors also come into play too. For example, when glass is replaced in a sash, the new pane could be slightly thicker than the original glass and potentially leave the sash heavier than before. This can create an imbalance with the original weights causing them to be insufficiently heavy to keep the top sash pulled closed or the bottom sash open.
If this is a problem you are experiencing we can remedy that by topping up the weights as appropriate to balance the sash again. Quite often this can be incorporated with a sash service.
If there are large gapes between the edges of your sashes and the frame we can cut a channel in the edge of the sash and insert a brush strip there too to close off the gap between the sash an the pulley style. This can help with the smooth opening and closing of the sash as it cuts down on lateral movement which can often cause the sash to jam.
If you would like some advice on the best way to draft proof your sash windows we would be very happy to discuss the best options for your particular situation.
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We are a sash window servicing and repair company covering East and West Sussex as well as parts of Hampshire and Surrey.