Throwing up a sash is not just some line Clement Moore said in his ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’, it was actually something people did back in that time and still do today. In fact, every time you open up your sash windows, you are throwing up a sash or the moveable part of the window, but you may call it opening a window.
These are not anything new to the window industry; sash windows have been made and used for centuries now. Having been attributed to an English scientist and inventor, Robert Hooke, the oldest known windows of this type were installed in the 1670′s in England. There is one that appears in a painting, The Milkmaid by Vermeer, dated back to 1658. Although common in Georgian and Victorian homes, they have found themselves in modern homes of today and are still popular.
Simply, this is a window that has moving sections or panes that can slide horizontally, vertically or in some cases, not at all. The original design had three panes across by two down on each section of the window. This gave it a six over six paneled look. Today, they come in many different shape and sizes and can hold a different amount of glass panes one each sash, or section of the window.
They work by the use of a cord or chain that is called a sash cord which is installed and concealed within the frame of the window. There is a weight on each cord that balances out the weight of the glass panels, and the cord then runs over a pulley at the top of the frame. Opening the sash causes the cord to go up, pulling and keeping the window on track.
These provide an effective way of cooling your home since both sashes are able to move. This allows you to open the top and the bottom of a vertical window, permitting the hot air at the top of the room to escape through the top and cooler air from the outdoors to enter through the bottom. The moving of both panels also makes it easier to clean the glass because they are able to slide in different directions.
Older homes today still have these types of windows, but they may be damaged or broken. A specialist company can have a look at them, letting you know what can be done. They normally can restore and repair these windows without having to replace the whole frame, making them look as good as new.
You don’t need to buy an older home to have sash windows anymore, there are many different designs you can now choose from to give your home a certain charm. Whether you have a new home or not, replacing traditional windows with these type will add something special the beauty of your home.
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