The simple answer to this is yes. One of the advantages of timber windows is that, unlike plastic or aluminium windows, they can often be repaired rather than requiring complete replacement.
Depending on the condition of the window, repairs can often be carried out to prolong the life of the window which is why some period properties still have working original wooden windows that are over 100 years old.
Repairing Wooden Windows
The type of repairs required will depend on what is wrong with the window. These repairs can range from something as small as changing the sash cords and weights to installing new sashes into the existing window frame, which can allow you to benefit from the energy efficiency of double glazing.
Another common repair is draught proofing the windows. Did you know that the gaps around a typical single sash window can add up to the equivalent of 6 square inches? If your wooden sash windows are letting draughts into your home, this can be easily fixed by draught proofing and overhauling the windows. This process involves sealing up the gaps between the moving parts of the window and the frame, reducing draughts and helping you to save money on heating costs.
At The Sash Window Workshop we have over 25 years’ experience repairing wooden windows in period properties across London and Southern England.
Our sales surveyors are trained to accurately assess the condition of your windows and listen to your requirements, before recommending the best solution to meet your needs. If your windows are beyond repair, we can also quote to replace the windows in your home.