Replacing and upgrading your property windows can be counted as a high priority step before selling your home. Windows can play a significant role in the property’s overall value and can increase it by up to 10%. Having new, high quality, energy efficient windows that are visually appealing, will make your home appealing to potential buyers. Before upgrading your windows, you should research the different styles that are available on the market. This article will contain a brief guide on the particular style of sash windows in Glasgow.
What Are Sash Windows?
Sash windows simply consist of two panels (or sashes) that typically move vertically past each other to open and close. Some windows can also move horizontally to open and close too. The panels contain glass panes and the number of glass panes will depend on whether the buyer wishes for them to be single or double-glazed.
Pros Of Sash Windows
Many people opt for sash windows when they are wishing to achieve a more ‘traditional’ style in their home. Older homes with period aesthetics typically suit sash style windows more than others. They can highly elevate a property’s look.
Due to their being two glass panels, only one can be opened to the outdoors at a time. This increases the safety of the windows and is harder to climb in and out of due to the limited space. They also come with child safety locks.
Sash windows can be fitted with UPVC material frames, as well as double-glazed panels, making them highly energy efficient to keep the warmth indoors in cold winter months. This will also keep costs down on energy bills. On the contrary, sash windows can be opened easily, letting in a great volume of air in the summer months to cool the property down.
Customise Your Sash Windows
Sash windows can be customised to your desires and creative ideas to suit the style and colour theme of your home. They come in many different colours and designs, so you have a wide range of options to choose from. Each window is made specifically to fit your home with great accuracy and perfect fittings.
What Is the Cost Like?
The cost of your sash style windows will depend on the material you choose. For example, wooden windows often cost a lot more due to their natural material, whereas UPVC is one of the most affordable materials as it is made from plastic and has a simplistic look to it. For a UPVC sash window, it can range anywhere between £300 – £1,300. This will depend on the size and style.
It is important to remember that windows with the best quality, durability, and energy efficiency, will cost more than others. However, this means they will not require replacements for up to 20+ years, and save you money on your energy bills, as well as increasing overall property value.