Window sashes are crucial parts of your windows. When you’re looking to get replacement windows put in over the summer, don’t overlook how important the window sashes are to ensuring the overall integrity of the window.
As an informed consumer, you know that all windows have the same basic components: the window itself has panes of glass and that glass is framed with some type of strong material, typically PVC vinyl, wood, or metal. Along the outside of your windows, there are framing pieces that hold your glass and its frame into place and allow it to move up and down or keep it in place. These are the window sashes. Sashed windows weren’t always the norm, but now almost all modern windows have window sashes.
Keeping It Together
Your window sashes are essentially what hold your windows together. They also help to increase the energy efficiency of your windows. You want to be sure that your replacement windows will last longer than the old windows they are taking the place of; window sashes help to enhance durability. You can trust Capital Remodeling to install the best window sashes available for your new replacement windows!
If a window sash ever starts to become distorted, leaks tend to follow. A leak around a window can lead to severe water damage that can ruin your window and allow mold to grow on your windowsill. A distorted window also won’t lock as easily, which is not only frustrating but a security concern, especially if you plan to go on a vacation this summer.
Spotting Problems in Window Sashes
One way to know if there is a problem with your window sash is if the window will not open or close. Closing a window shouldn’t require a lot of effort, but the heat and humidity of summer can make window frames stick, especially if they are wooden. Let’s say, for example, that your current windows are out of alignment. If simple fixes can’t restore your window to the way it was, then you should consider getting replacement windows that work more smoothly. Getting a new window sash may make a difference, but it won’t make as much of a difference as new vinyl windows can. These windows use less energy and are easier to maintain as well!
Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this summer with affordable replacement windows that will exceed your expectations. With our quality replacement window services, reasonable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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