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Reflecting the timeless design and unmatched craftsmanship of the Victorian and Georgian eras, properly maintained sash windows could transform the appearance of a home with their classic appearance.

If your home’s sash windows are in need of repair or restoration, investing in their proper maintenance and care could add considerable value to your home. Keep reading to find out how.

First impressions

One of the main ways sash windows will add value to your home is through their visual appeal. Sash windows add unique and intriguing character to a property’s design. Like any other aesthetically pleasing feature, they add value just because buyers love the way they look and want a home that has them.

This appeal is maximised if the windows complement other aspects of a home’s design. Having the right style of sash windows for your period property can increase its value, as can matching the interior design. Stylish features like wooden tables and even flooring can be matched to the wood of the windows to really enhance their beauty.

Beyond aesthetics

Their classic design isn’t the only thing that makes sash windows an attractive prospect to buyers. Longevity and durability are also significant factors. Well-made wooden sash windows can last for generations. With proper treatment and care, your sash windows will continue to act as a key feature of your house for many years to come.

Buyers also like sash windows because of their energy efficiency. All houses are made more valuable by lower running costs, and adequately installed, and maintained sash windows can give your home exactly that. Restoration work, including draught proofing and double glazing, is a particularly effective way to make sure your windows are optimising your home’s energy efficiency.

Investment buyers

As you can see, sash windows are certainly a worthy investment for homeowners. Over time, the properties that gain the most value are often period homes or those with period features. It’s fair to say that sash windows will make your home much more attractive to buyers and add considerable value to your home.

Restoring your sash windows

To ensure your sash windows are adding maximum value to your home, they need to be in top condition. Fortis & Hooke offer a full restoration and repair service for sash windows. Our draught proofing and double glazing services can maximise the energy efficiency of your windows, without affecting the elegance and quality of the original workmanship.

With experience in all aspects of sash window restoration – including those in listed and conservation properties – we can assure a professional and efficient service. Call us today on 0800 313 4688 for more information, or get in touch online.

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