If you are undertaking a renovation project on a property and there are sash windows already installed, you should always do everything you can to make sure that you can restore the sash windows, or at the very least replace them with like for like sash windows to maintain the integrity of the style and aesthetic. Sash windows provide a sense of grandeur to a property, and for many renovation projects there is often a thought that people are too quick to get rid of the features that have distinguished the property in the past. Instead, look to those predominant features and ensure that they remain a central part of the design plans moving forward, even if they are currently in a state of disrepair. Look to sash window specialists to help you renovate with the sash windows a central part of the plan.
Whenever a new renovation project is taking place, there is a need to evaluate everything that is currently in situ and work out what is staying and what is to be removed immediately. Prior to any extensive work being completed, you need to remove what was there before and is no longer needed. We have seen many cases where sash windows have been removed and replaced with modern styles, and it can make a period property lose its authentic feel and design style. Always take a step back and think about how sash windows can form a central part in any plans for a renovation project and how they can be restored to high quality with the help of sash window specialists, returning them to former glories and accentuating the positives of the rest of the architecture of the property.
Even if the renovation project is taking place on a property that has been left to rot or has suffered damage for whatever reason, it might not always be necessary to immediately dispose of the sash windows. Instead, it might not be necessary to replace them (with other sash windows or any other type of window style), but instead to get a professional sash window team in to look at them and repair them to the standard they once were when first installed. It might even be possible to give some love and attention with basic DIY tasks, but always seek the advice of professionals in the field, as you want to ensure that the end product is as high quality as possible.
Once you have decided on the merits of maintaining the sash windows as a central part of the design plan of a renovation project, it is vital that you use as much expertise in this area as possible. When looked after properly, sash windows provide an excellent design feature on older properties and can become an important part of a renovation that enhances and complements the rest of the refurbishment and renovation work taking place. It is too easy sometimes to discard the past and look for brand-new techniques and design styles, but by changing the windows on any property, you are immediately changing the look and feel of it in quite a drastic way, depending on the style chosen. Speak to sash window repair specialists about giving some love, care and attention to the sash windows in place currently, no matter what state they are currently in. It will help to shape the next phase of the renovation project being worked on.