Are Sash Windows Energy-Efficient?
It depends. Energy-efficient windows often feature an array of modern features such as double glazing and draught sealing systems. It’s important to note that energy-efficient windows are only as good as their build and installation quality. That’s why you should always opt for a certified window and door supplier.
The type of sash can depend on the type of window. For example, the double-hung window has an upper and lower sash that move up and down. The two sashes in the double-hung window make it very easy to operate and clean.
How To Make Sash Windows Energy Efficient
Some companies would suggest that you choose uPVC as they’re often seen as a cheaper alternative for your project. Restoring your sash windows can be an option too but this can often cost nearly as much as replacing them.
However, it’s important to remember the impact windows can have on your home in terms of aesthetics and monetary value. Investing in a premium quality timber or aluminium clad wood sash window can dramatically improve energy-efficiency, comfort, noise-reduction and style. Marvin sash windows come with the following energy-enhancing features as standard:
- State-of-the-art double glazing: Double glazing has vastly improved over the last decade. Marvin sash windows come with low E coating and argon gas as standard. Low e coating is a smart glazing clear metallic coating solution that prevents your room from overheating in the summer and allows more heat to pass through the glass during the winter. Argon is a non-toxic gas that can improve energy efficiency by up to 35%.
- Triple sealing draught system: Draught seals are used between the gaps in your windows to prevent air and heat leakage within your home. Marvin is one of the few companies that allows you to select a seal colour to match your design preference.
- Natural timber: Timber is naturally very good at insulating heat, regardless of the glass inside it, which makes it an excellent choice for homeowners looking to save money during the winter.
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