After Installation Comes Maintenance

29/07/2016 - 3 minutes read

After installation comes maintenance

Whatever property you live in, care and upkeep is always going to be important. Any building will fall into decay with crumbling plaster, rotting wood, damp and other issues if it is not properly maintained.

Old and strong

Yet, contrary to what many people think, an older building with Georgian architecture, Victorian box sash windows or those in conservation areas, are often the sturdiest.

Retrofit 

The craftsmanship that was typical of buildings built 2 or 3 centuries ago was often of a high standard, using strong, resilient materials.

Conservation projects are now key to preserving these older buildings, and ensure they are renovated in a sympathetic style, to match their heritage.

Knock on wood

Wood that is exposed to the elements needs to be primed with the knots properly treated, sanded, washed and a coating applied to putty. Sash window frames are no exception if complete sash window replacement is not being undertaken and the wood can be preserved.

Box sash window repair

The window frame can be stripped without damage to the original frame or features. It is not necessary to use harsh chemicals and care can be taken with the original glass if it is being retained.

Paint box

It is not always a good idea to remove paint as it can also remove historical elements. Exterior paintwork can be upgraded at regular intervals which will keep the joinery intact, especially as this is exposed to the outside elements and likely to get a battering in winter and summer.

Originality

One of the important aspects to bear in mind with sash window renovation is that manufacturing methods have changed since the days of old. Once windows from period properties have been destroyed, there is no chance of replacing with quite the same historical value.

Call the experts

Professional sash window renovation companies have the knowledge and expertise to know which parts need to be unavoidably destroyed and what can be kept and made good, with sympathetic restoration. Occasionally, a small corner of unstripped frame might be retained as a memento to history, whilst giving you a note to keep of its location.

Envirosash provides high quality sash window restoration services to London and the South of England. We restore, draught proof and install slim double glazing into existing period windows and doors. We also manufacture bespoke made to measure windows and doors, all our joinery is crafted from Accoya wood.

Contact Alex on 0800 292 2309 today to arrange a free survey and quote with no obligation.