With snow fall predicted across the country over the next few days, it appears that the snow and cold winter chill is finally here.
For children and those young at heart, this is the time to go outside; make snowmen; go sledging down hills; and have snowball fights. However, when you have finished enjoying the snow, you will want to come in to a nice, warm house where you can relax with the heating on, feeling cosy.
So what do you do if your home feels as icy as the outside, with freezing cold draughts flowing from your windows and doors?
The best way to address these issues is to have your windows and doors draught proofed. Draught proofing involves sealing the gaps around your windows and doors to prevent draughts, dust, dirt and noise flooding into your home. It is one of the most cost effective and least intrusive ways to improve the comfort of your home, and reduce the energy used for heating.
Traditional, older timber windows and doors are particularly vulnerable to draughts due to their frames warping over time. The gaps around a typical single sash window can add up to the equivalent of 6 square inches. Without draught proofing, this can leave your home feeling cold and uncomfortable during the winter months.
At The Sash Window Workshop, we offer a specialist draught proofing and overhaul service, providing customers with the opportunity to fit new ironmongery and locks and make minor repairs to damaged timber and glazing, while having their windows and doors draught proofed.