Located on the River Thames in the county of Buckinghamshire, Marlow is a historic town that boasts many a claim to fame.
From the home of famed English novelist Mary Shelley in West Street to the Two Brewers pub where Jerome K. Jerome is said to have penned some of his comedic travelogue Three Men in a Boat, a number of notable figures have walked through Marlow’s streets. Jerome aptly summed up the charm of Marlow in the following way:
“Marlow is one of the pleasantest river centres I know of. It is a bustling, lively little town; not very picturesque on the whole, it is true, but there are many quaint nooks and corners to be found in it.”
Picture credit: Paul Davis
And as another testament to Marlow’s past there are scores of period properties in the town ranging from traditional flint cottages overlooking swathes of farmland to more substantial detached family homes.
What all these properties have in common is the fact that they boast many of their original features, including timber casement windows.
For those period homeowners who are in the process of overhauling their homes or needing to carry out general maintenance, now is the perfect time to consider casement window repairs.
Why have casement window repairs?
Those homeowners in Marlow who are stuck between the ‘replace or repair’ conundrum should know that casement window repair can offer various benefits, helping bring your windows into the 21st Century while keeping costs down in comparison to replacing the windows.
There are a number of measures that can be taken to improve the performance casement windows, helping to create casement windows that are:
- More energy efficient
- Insulated against draughts and noise
- Operate with speed and ease
What are my timber casement window repair options?
Those living in a period property in Marlow have two main options when it comes to repairing and upgrading timber casement windows.
Draught sealing: Choosing this option means that homeowners can do away with the idea of a cold and gusty period home forever. Casement window draught sealing will help to keep the heat in and the cold out, creating a home that you will be comfortable in regardless of changing weather conditions.
As an added bonus draught sealing will also help to ensure that dust, dirt and noise don’t creep into your home.
Double-glazing: Traditional casement windows will be single-glazed, and re-glazing your existing windows with single or double glazing using our new sashes into existing frames will mean that you get to keep your original timber window frames while maximising your home’s heat retention.
It is also cheaper than complete replacement, meaning that you’ll make financial savings too. Your windows will also be draught sealed at the same time!
If you are a homeowner in Marlow, the local and professional service offered by The Sash Window Workshop will ensure that your casement windows are looking and performing at their best. Why not contact us today on 01344 868 668 to organise a free, no-obligation on-site survey and quotation?