Professional sash window replacement

Replacing sash windows typically involves several steps, ensuring that the new windows fit properly and function correctly.
Here's a detailed overview of the process that we follow in order to preserve the look and aesthetics of your property:

1. Initial consultation and measurement

Inspection: The first step involves inspecting the existing sash windows to understand the condition, size, and any specific requirements for the new windows.

Measurement:Accurate measurements of the window openings are taken to ensure the new sashes will fit perfectly.

2. Choosing the Right Sash Windows

Material Selection: We will decide which wood material is most suitable for the new sashes.

Style and Design:
The design, glazing options, and any additional features like double or triple glazing, acoustic insulation, or energy-efficient coatings are chosen.

3. Preparation

Ordering Windows: The parts and glass for the new sash windows are ordered based on the measurements and specifications agreed upon during the consultation.

Sash construction:
The sashes are expertly built at our workshop in Ramsgate, Kent.

Site Preparation: The area around the windows is prepared to minimize disruption and protect the property from dust and debris.: The area around the windows is prepared to minimize disruption and protect the property from dust and debris.

4. Removal of old sash windows

Careful Removal: The old sash windows are carefully removed, ensuring that the surrounding structure is not damaged. This often involves removing the interior trim and sash.

The old windows are disposed of responsibly, often recycled if possible.

5. Installation of New Sash Windows

Fitting the New Frame: The new window frame is installed, ensuring it is level and secure. This may involve using shims and fasteners.

Inserting the New Sashes: The new sashes are installed into the frame. For traditional sash windows, this includes attaching weights or spring balances to ensure smooth operation.

Sealing and Insulation: The window is sealed with caulk or expanding foam to prevent drafts and improve energy efficiency.

Interior and Exterior Trim:The interior and exterior trim are reinstalled or replaced to match the new windows and ensure a clean finish.

6. Final Inspection and Adjustment

Operation Check: The operation of the new sash windows is checked to ensure they open, close, and lock properly.

Any necessary adjustments are made to ensure the windows operate smoothly and are properly aligned.

7. Clean-up and Debrief

Site Clean-up: The work area is cleaned up, removing any debris or dust created during the installation process.
Customer Walkthrough: A final walkthrough with the customer to demonstrate the operation of the new windows and address any questions or concerns.

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After care for sash windows is crucial to maintain their functionality and appearance. You should regularly clean the window frames and glass using mild soapy water and a soft cloth to remove dirt and grime.

Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the window materials.

Regularly lubricate the moving parts, such as pulleys and tracks, with an appropriate lubricant to ensure smooth operation.

Additionally, inspect the windows periodically for any signs of damage or wear, such as cracks in the glass, gaps in the seals, or peeling paint.

Promptly address any issues by either calling us or; resealing gaps yourself with caulk, repainting or staining wooden frames to protect against the elements, and fixing any mechanical problems.

Regular maintenance checks and timely repairs will help extend the lifespan of the sash windows and keep them in optimal condition.

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