Double glazing is an excellent choice for many homeowners--but if your home has beautiful wooden sash windows, why replace them with hermetically-sealed UPVC? Read on to learn a little more about why, for many people, having existing windows repaired and refurbished can be a preferable option to having them replaced.
#1: Your original windows will be a better match for your home's other fixtures.
Anyone with a period home will be familiar with the dilemma: how can you strike a balance between modern convenience and traditional charm? Leaving your original window frames where they are and having them professionally refurbished rather than replacing them with something new can be a great way to make this compromise. Your wooden windows will be a much better match with the period features of your home, and the overall visual impact of the outside of your house will remain a great deal more cohesive.
#2: Proper wooden window-frames can do far more than UPVC double glazing.
The problem with UPVC is that there really isn't a lot you can do to customise it. It's almost always a stark white colour, and these window frames generally don't come with sills. Wood, on the other hand, can be painted inside and out to match the rest of your decor. Come Christmas time you can use it as a hanging point for tinsel and other decorations, and all year round you can use your window sills for decorations on the inside and window boxes on the outside. You've got more flexibility when choosing how to dress your windows when you can drill directly into the frame, and you'll feel more connected to the outside world when it's not muffled by the noise-blocking qualities of double glazing.
#3: You can save a lot of money by having your windows repaired and refurbished instead.
Once you've made an appointment with a professional to find out how much it will cost to have your windows repaired and refurbished, you might be pleasantly surprised by how affordable it is compared to having them all replaced. A full set of brand new double-glazed windows can set you back thousands of dollars, while working with what you've got instead is likely to be a fraction of this cost.
If you're still not certain what the right choice for you is, why not make a consultation appointment today to discuss it with an expert? They'll be able to talk you through your options, and help you figure out how much you'll need to budget for. For more information on window repair and refurbishment, contact a professional.