A look at aluminium sash windows: What are the benefits?
Love the look of sash windows but don’t want the hassle of maintaining them? Your prayers have been answered. Blending timeless style with cutting edge technology and modern materials, aluminium sash windows give you the best of both worlds.
Let’s take a closer look at the reasons for choosing a sash window and why an aluminium one is a better option than wood or PVC alternatives.
Why choose a sash window?
The most obvious reason for choosing sash windows is aesthetics. The basic design dates back to the 17th century and, as a result, many famous buildings we know and love are littered with them. Characterful, charming and quaint, new sash windows can transform the look of a property that doesn’t already have them – and maintain the period look of a building that does.
If you live or work in a listed building, you won’t be able to fit modern-looking windows anyway. Replacement glazing has to be in keeping with the original design of the building, hence why sash windows are still being made in their thousands.
The sash design may be old, but it still has lots to offer besides its appearance. For starters, thanks to their thin frames, sash windows allow an abundance of natural light into a property. Plus, because they open so wide, sash windows offer virtually unparalleled ventilation – great for keeping cool on those breezy summer days.
The advantages of aluminium
The only real problem with sash windows is that they tend to require more maintenance than their casement cousins. They’re typically made with timber frames, which need to be regularly treated or painted to prevent rot setting in. To make matters worse, most old-school sash windows don’t offer much in the way of insulation.
This is where aluminium versions come in. They won’t rot like timber-framed units, and, thanks to technological advancements like polyamide thermal barriers, they provide exceptional thermal insulation to keep your heating bills low.
The best bit? Despite utilising modern technology, aluminium sash windows still closely resemble the classic wood frame design, allowing them to be fitted to listed properties.
Where can you get them from?
We offer a wide range of heritage aluminium windows here at Klosen. Working with top manufacturers like Senior Architectural Systems, we can supply and install a variety of different designs – and each one comes with a 10 year guarantee. Request your quote today to get started.