Draught-proofing sash windows professionally will reduce the risk of further damage to the sash windows from improper maintenance; cleaning windows with strong chemicals can also degrade the wood. From a professional point of view this involves taking the sashes out, repairing any damage and inserting seals around the edges of the sashes for a finish that is long lasting and effective.
Benefits of professional help
The trade is serviced by a number of professional companies across the UK. It's become a much needed requirement due to the number of homes with draught problems. Sash windows maintained properly are actually able to withstand environmental conditions for many years. Though, if regular maintenance has not been applied, one of the issues eventually surfacing is draughts.
The methods used by professional firms for draught-proofing have been approved by The English Heritage and by local authority conservation officers so it makes sense to consider the effective services of a professionally trained and accredited draught-proofing company.
Here are some of the benefits of a professionally fitted sash window and draught-proofing service:
The repairs will be done more efficiently, especially replacing broken glass, and missing putty. When did you last check the putty? It can be bought inexpensively from DIY stores.
The amount of hot air going out and cold air coming in will be reduced hence reducing stuffiness. If your heating bills are astronomical, it's worth checking the window seals.
There will be a reduction in the rattling of the windows since the seals will be firmly fixed. If you apply new seals yourself without the proper knowledge, it may result in the windows rattling again sooner than expected.
The glass density can be increased by having a thicker glass fitted. This will reduce noise from the outside.
The seals will be firmly fixed such that they will not be very visible to people around.
Hiring professional help reduces the cost of the process because fewer damages are to be incurred. This will also reduce the cost of heating bills.
It will also reduce the amount of dust coming in through the windows.
It's best to think about long term costs rather than the cost of having your windows draught-proofed professionally.
In conclusion, it is better to have it done professionally when needing to carry out draught-proofing. This will help ensure that a more successful job is carried out since it will be done by people who are accustomed to the job.