Understanding the sash window restoration costs can be important when you are deciding on the right company for this type of project. By reading this article, you will find out more about what factors go into deciding sash window restoration costs, so that you can know what to expect when getting quotes. This will help you decide if you want to go through the restoration process or if it may be more cost-effective to take another approach.
Factors that affect window restoration costs
Several factors can impact the cost of sash window restoration projects. One factor is the size of the window. The larger the window, the more work it will take to restore it. The condition of the window is also a major factor. If there is significant damage to the door, this requires a lot more work to restore, making it more expensive. If the window is more difficult to access, this will make the restoration more expensive as well. The cost will also depend on whether the repairs and restorations are done on the upper sash or the lower sash. Lastly, the sash window restoration costs will depend on whether the window is made from hardwood or softwood.
Estimated costs of some restoration projects
Here are some estimated sash windows restoration costs:
- Draughtproofing: Between £190 and £400
- Emergency calls: Around £650
- Maintenance: Between £120 and £180
- Replacement sash: £150 and £300
- Replacing window hardware (locks/handles): Between £20 and £60
- Replacing windowsill: Between £120 and £240
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Replacement sash windows
The next question is whether it is better to replace the windows or spend money to restore them. Ultimately, it will be a lot cheaper to restore your sash windows than it would be to replace your windows entirely. For instance, on the low end of the spectrum, it costs between £525 to £600 for a white 50cm x 50cm replacement uPVC sash window. The costs for these windows will depend on the size of the window, the types of hardware, the type of glass for the window, and the window’s energy efficiency.
Proper and regular maintenance
Traditional timber sash windows are elegant features found on period properties, but they can be difficult to maintain. They do need regular care to look its best and function properly. If you let these windows go too long without any maintenance or restoration work, your windows will not look appealing and badly affect your home’s overall look. The good news is that getting the necessary restoration projects done on your sash windows will be more cost-effective than it is to replace your windows.
Sash window restorations are necessary for keeping your window looking great and to ensure that it works properly. This is a great way to ensure that you keep the integrity of your home’s character since you are keeping the classic style of the windows. This is the character that people love in homes, giving your house a special appeal that cannot be achieved with the modern windows available today. These new modern windows may come close, but they aren’t quite as aesthetically appealing as your classic sash windows.
Wooden Window and Door Specialist
This article was written on behalf of Fortis & Hooke 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.