If your home has wooden windows, you may be tempted to replace those windows with newer plastic or even aluminum windows. Before you spend the time and money to replace your windows, you should look at the following reasons to say no to plastic windows and restore your original historic wooden windows.
Wooden windows are designed for a long life. Many historic wooden windows will last for two hundred years as long as they are painted on a regular basis. In addition, wood windows are made to be repaired and restored easily. A good cabinet shop can make any part to restore your wooden windows to like new condition, even if your windows are having problems with rot.
Plastic windows are only built to last on the average for twenty years before replacement. The chemicals that keep the vinyl flexible decompose over time and the plastic becomes brittle and needs to be replaces as the plastic of the windows will break.
In the winter you may hear of all the advantages of double glazed plastic windows, however it has been shown that a traditional wood window with a storm window installed over it gives better insulation than a double glazed window.
If you use storm windows instead of double glazed widows you will never have the problem of permanently fogged windows due to the problem of leaking gaskets. Storm window are easy to clean and allow windows to be easily cleaned.
The greatest advantage of the wood windows is their looks. A plastic window with plastic bars attached over the glass does not replicate the authentic look of a wooden window.
Restoring the historic wooden windows can improve the looks of your home but will also keep its value high for many years. Windows that have been restored properly can easily last for another hundred years.
Cleaning your windows in London can be a pain for anyone to do themselves, why not get a business to do them. Sash window repairs London can be helpful. They also provide services for Sash Window Draught Proofing.