Sash window draught proofing is the most brilliant, up and coming way in which we are saving in the home. Mostly the costs of doing it are covered in a few short years. The following assumes you have sash windows in your period property that have not been upgraded to double glazing, and have no other energy efficient measures in place already.
Sash window draught proofing is a series of draught seals that are installed inside the sash window to improve the overall insulation performance of your sash windows and is a very effective tool against heat loss, much in the same way as loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Typically a sash window requires gaps around the timber profiles in order that it can move up and down nicely. This is completely normal and the unfortunate problem with this is the ice cold wind that travels straight through the sashes, most notably the meeting rails and sides of the sashes. The new brush seals are installed to stop this draught travel and there are even further benefits of no more rattling as well as cutting down dust passing through the gaps in the timber rails.
The payback is real and genuine and will considerably reduce our carbon footprint as well as being a brilliant alternative to UPVC or timber replacement. Normally when a sash window is being draught proofed. Customers can choose whether their sash ropes are replaced or new catches and ironmongery as well. As the meeting rail is the most vulnerable point of losing heat, the catch we recommend will help pull the seals tightly together and add to the security.
If we were to take an estimate of half a million sash windows in Edinburgh and we take the Energy Saving Trust figures on draught proofing then Edinburgh as a whole could be saving a massive £12.5 million a year in heating and just imagine the benefit to the environment of that much fossil fuel use being removed from the equation.
If you have original sash windows that are draughty, I highly recommend calling Viewforth Glazing for draught proofing them, and we will offer a free, no obligation quote as well as attend your property and provide a custom solution. Viewforth Glazing are experts with over forty eight years of experience in draught proofing sash windows. Given your energy payback period is four to five years, and energy is not getting any cheaper, anytime soon, then this is exactly the zero energy service you will want to implement as part of your home energy efficiency drive. There is no point considering renewable energy such as solar power until the basics are covered.
Sash window draught proofing in Edinburgh is extremely common. The company have mobile workshops and can typically service four or five windows per day. We deal with the process in a straight forward way and will leave your home clean and tidy.
We highly recommend draught proofing of sash and case windows to anyone that wants to improve the quality of life in their home, save on heat and feel a bit more secure because the sash windows will not rattle.