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Sash Windows Scotland

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Greencastle's Sash Window Benefits:

Beauty Appeal

Improved Ventilation

Energy Efficiency

High Security

Durability

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Beauty Appeal

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Sash Windows are the epitome of elegance. They are a timeless design that has the ability to blend with just about any style of architecture, whether that be modern or the traditional Scotland architecture that is still prevalent in the area. Regardless of the time period your house reflects, Sash Double Glazed Windows will add class. 

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Ventilation Quality

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Sash Windows are designed to be opened up from the bottom or the top. This creates a chimney effect, where you can choose whether you want cold air to enter your home, or hot air to escape depending on how it’s opened. This means you can always reliably get the type of freshened air you need at the time. 

Durability

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Our high-quality materials offer protection on several fronts. Our high-quality constructions mean that it’s highly impact resistant, providing you near-immunity against accidents or damage. On top of that, our windows are anti-corrosion. The acidic Scotland rain won’t do much but lubricate your windows, as our windows have resistance against corrosion, wear and rot. 

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Energy Efficient

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Sash Windows come with a frame that is designed with seals inside them. This means that when they shut, they create a tight seal that keeps out the cold. This goes a very long way to not only protecting against heat loss but also keeping out unwanted noise pollution.

To make Sash Windows a truly energy-efficient purchase, you should invest in double-glazed windows. These will make it so that the heat transfer is slowed even further, as the glass matters just as much as the frame. 

High Security

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Sash Windows in this day and age have adopted modernised locking mechanisms within the window. This increases the security of a home by a large degree. Some of these locking systems are set within the frame and are automatically engaged, meaning you don’t need to do anything other than the normal functions of opening and closing to engage them.

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Sash Windows Scotland FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Sash windows are made up of several movable panels, though sometimes only a single panel. These panels are named sashes, and the majority of them slide upwards. This function promotes ventilation and also has space-saving properties. They are a common choice throughout Scotland. 

Most windows seem to try and get energy efficiency right these days, as it’s probably the most important aspect in these times. However, the unique selling point of Sash Windows is actually its ventilation abilities. 

The way it works is simple. There is a gap at both the top and bottom of the Sash Windows, promoting the natural flow of air. But each window you open has a different effect. Through the top gap, warm air takes up space due to it being lighter, and escapes through the opening, keeping cold air in. On top of that, opening the sash from the bottom allows cold air in. This can significantly cool down a room. 

Both Sash Windows and Casement Windows serve different roles. It’s entirely possible to have both in the same house. 

Sash Windows provide fantastic ventilation. From the top window, warm air escapes, and from the bottom, cold air enters. On top of this, their looks go incredibly well with older period pieces, such as Victorian and Georgian architecture, which are fairly common in Scotland. 

Casement windows are different in that they can open fully. They are highly user-friendly, enabling you to fully maintain and clean them from the inside of your home. They look incredibly modern and go very well with the newer architecture. 

The traditional design of Sash Windows is to be physically opened, but automation is a possibility thanks to modern technology. Automation is a particularly useful modification to make to a window, especially for those who have a hard time with motor functions. That being said, this process would have to be installed by professionals, as not only is it beyond the work of a DIY user, but it could also damage the structural integrity of the window if done incorrectly. 

There are several reasons why a Sash Window would jam: 

  • Swollen Wood – A sash window made of wood jamming can be frustrating. The reason this happens is because the rain has interacted with the wood of the window, expanding it and making it hard to use. The fix is fairly simple, though a bit laborious – sanding. By sanding the affected areas, you essentially shave off the parts of the wood that have expanded into the space needed for sliding the windows. 
  • Paint – If you have painted your Sash Windows recently, then this is a likely cause of the window jamming. This is due to the paint accumulating in the hinges or spaces, and clumping together. This blockage has to be removed through either a scraper or a heat gun. Of course, when you re-paint your window, you should use as little paint as possible. 
  • Faulty Hardware – Components of your window could have succumbed to wear and tear, or perhaps even poor installation. These parts of the window could be the cords, weights and pulleys. Since these components need to be replaced, they also need to be reinstalled. As such, we recommend you get in contact with a professional immediately. 
  • Warped Frames – In older homes with foundations that have been adjusted, you may find yourself with a window frame that has warped out of its normal shape. Since the window is not at fault, it doesn’t need to be replaced – but the frame does. This is a large-scale job best done by a professional. 

Debris in Tracks – The tracks that allow the window to slide up and down may have simply become overwhelmed with dust or debris. This can easily be remedied by cleaning the tracks semi-regularly.