Sash window draught proofing is the most brilliant, up and coming way in which we are saving in the home. Mostly the costs are covered in a few short years. This article assumes you have sash windows in your period Victorian property that have not been upgraded to double glazing, and have no other energy efficient measures in place already.
Sash window draught proofing is a series of draught seals that are installed inside the sash window to improve the overall insulation of your sash windows and is a very effective tools against heat loss much in the same way as loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Typically a sash window requires gaps around the timber profiles in order that it can move up and down nicely. This is completely normal and the unfortunate problem with this is the ice cold window that travels straight through the sashes, most notably the meeting rails and sides of the sashes. The seals are installed to stop this draught travel and there are even further benefits of no more rattling as well as the dust no longer being able to pass through the rails.
The costs are quite considerable upfront but the payback is real and genuine. Normally a sash window will cost £250 per window to draught proof. This cost will include a minor service and ropes replaced as well. There are some sash window draught proofing companies that will supply new catches as well. This is because the meeting rail is the most vulnerable point of losing heat and so the catch will help to pull the seals tightly together. This service is important and will considerably reduce our carbon footprint as well as being a brilliant alternative to plastic UPVC replacement.
There are an estimated 6 million sash windows in London. If we take the Energy Saving Trust figures on draught proofing then London as a whole could be saving a massive £150 million a year in heating and just imagine the benefit to the environment of that much fossil fuel use removed from the equation.
If you have original sash windows that are draughty I highly recommend calling this sash window draught proofing company as they will offer a free, no obligation quote as well as attend your property and provide a custom solution. They are experts with over ten years experience draught proofing sash windows and offer a comprehensive five year guarantee. Given your energy payback period is four to five years, and energy is not getting any cheaper, anytime soon, then this is exactly the zero energy service you will want to implement as part of your home energy efficiency drive. There is no point considering renewable energy such as solar power until the basics are covered.
Sash window draught proofing in London is extremely common. The company mentioned is one of many and there is opportunity to get three or four quotes extremely easily with little effort. These companies have mobile workshops and can typically service four or five windows per day. The process is straight forward and they leave the home neat and tidy. I had my sash windows draught proofed and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to improve the quality of life in their home. I also feel more secure because the sash windows do not rattle and no longer feel flimsy.