Broken or cracked sash windows can become a safety hazard in your property. Therefore, you should try to fix them as quickly as possible. However, it may be necessary to order some parts to help you fix the damage promptly and properly. Thankfully, it is easy to find and order the right sash window repair parts. Let us first assess your broken sash window and find out the parts you will need to repair them.
Do an initial inspection
Primarily, examine the area that has been damaged. If necessary, remove the sash window to complete this inspection thoroughly. You may not be able to notice damages present on the upper part of the sash unless you remove the window. You should also check and make sure other sections of the window have not been affected. If the bottom section of the frame starts rotting, for example, the sides of the window may also be affected. It is important to know how extensive the damage is to be able to budget and plan accordingly.
Find out possible retailers
Afterwards, research where you can purchase sash window repair parts. If the glass is cracked or broken, you need to find a replacement pane in the right size for your window. If possible, try to find a trusted retailer. This may mean purchasing the product directly from the retailer. In turn, it will ensure that the products will work well with your window. Alternatively, you should try to find someone experienced in working with sash windows. They will be able to help you find the best product for your needs. Some retailers or experts may even help install the products for you. Having experts do this work for you will give you peace of mind and confidence that the work will be done properly and will last for a long time.
Consider affordable and quality products
Finally, when looking for sash window repair parts, you should consider the price. Sash windows are usually affordable to repair and maintain. However, some types of damages may be more expensive to fix. For example, if rot has occurred on the lower window frame, you will likely be forced to replace the whole frame. This can take a lot of time and money to complete properly. Some sash window repair parts may also be more expensive to replace than others. Generally, it’s cheaper to repair existing windows than to install new ones. To make sure you don’t overspend, consider establishing a budget prior to starting the repair process.
If you notice a problem with your sash windows, you should act as quickly as possible. This will prevent the issue from getting any worse. Often, the first step to this process is finding the best replacement parts. We discussed some important factors to consider when searching for the right sash window repair parts. Once you have the right parts, it would be easier to use them to fix the damage in your sash window. Purchase the best replacement parts to keep your windows looking great!
This article was written on behalf of Fix a Sash by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.