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The Modern Manufacturing Processes For Wooden Sash Windows Researched

By Zara Mazur Colwell

Modern manufacturing processes for wooden sash windows are not always much different than they were when these windows first became popular in the 1700s. Many new and replacement windows of this type are reproductions or custom made replicas of the originals, expertly crafted by joiners in the time honored way.

Wood has more insulating qualities than metal, is considered more decorative as an architectural element, and is the most traditional material. Wooden sashes, which consist of one or more panels that move vertically, began to replace casement windows (hinged on the sides and swinging outwards) in the early 18th century. The elegant architecture of the Georgian period in England and the Colonial days in North America has led to a preference for sash windows up to the present.

Wood is the traditional material for windows, which are now made also of metal and plastic. For historic houses or classic styles, replacing windows with wooden ones will satisfy both practical and aesthetic considerations. Wood also has a higher insulation factor than metal. There are many highly regarded manufacturers in the United Kingdom and Canada, as an Internet search will show. Local woodworkers, carpenters, window professionals, and building supply stores can also provide products and installation services.

Of Course, there are standard windows for sale, made to modern specifications in a factory, that can be installed by homeowners or professional window installers. These windows fit many modern development houses and often are rated for energy efficiency, which can qualify the homeowner for tax credits.

Even though old tools and methods may still be employed in customizing windows, modern technology can be used to improve energy conservation, sound proofing, and weather resistance. Micro-porous paint allows the wood to breathe, releasing trapped moisture while waterproofing the window against the weather. Special acoustic panes can reduce noise from outside, and the transfer of heat and cold is slowed by thermal glass and double glazing.

Even for those who must follow historic guidelines, who choose to retain the integrity of a certain style, or who can afford the cost of custom work can benefit from new advances in this field. New types of paint can be completely waterproof while allowing the underlying wood to breathe, or release moisture which, if trapped, would cause eventual rot. New types of glass can deaden sound, and double glazing (using two panes of glass with an air layer in between), will provide more insulation from both temperature extremes and noise.

Modern manufacturing processes for wooden sash windows are a mix of old technology and new, with the best of both offered for new construction or replacement.

You can add to the value of your home easy and fast when you find the sash windows London offers! The professionals at sash window companies can make your home more beautiful and energy efficient now!

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