If the eyes are the windows to the soul then surely windows are a little more important than we might give them credit for.
Indeed, while they are often one of the last design features to be considered, they are perhaps the first things we notice upon viewing a house for the first time. Just imagine a house with no windows. Not only would it be a depressing place to live, it just wouldn’t look right.
You see, windows are more than just functional elements that bring light and air into our homes, they are incredibly aesthetically important too.
Choosing the right windows can have a major impact on the look of your property and when it comes to a design that’s undeniably contemporary but still retains the look and feel of the traditional, flush sash windows are the most logical choice.
What are flush sash windows?
Flush sash windows are designed to close into the frame and finish flush with the face of the window, lending a home a clean, elegant, and modern look that blends the look of timber with the energy efficiency and security of modern uPVC.
This modern approach to design creates unparalleled sightlines and adds a layer of unique elegance to a property that is unlike just about anything else on the market.
The benefits of flush sash windows
The flush sash design dates back over 200 years but it wasn’t popularised until the late 20th century.
Today, it is more widely used because of advances in technology that allow flush casement windows to be made from uPVC. There are several specific benefits of having flush sash windows fitted, including:
Energy efficiency – There is a tighter seal formed by uPVC flush sash windows that means they offer better insulation than competing materials. This leads to a reduction in both energy consumption and household bills.
Cleaning – Our uPVC windows are remarkably low-maintenance compared to wooden or aluminium frames. Simply wipe them down with a damp cloth and you’re good to go.
These windows won’t rot, warp, or discolour and you won’t need to keep repairing and repainting them every few years.
That period look – Traditional sash windows have been a desirable design for hundreds of years now and our uPVC models boast exactly the same vintage charm as their forebears. The difference, however, is in the durability of the product.
Security – Not only are flush sash windows more energy efficiency but they are also more secure and soundproof thanks to the availability of double and triple glazing. There are also top-tier multi-point locking systems in place to keep criminals at bay.
Installation – Because these windows have been designed to sit flush with the face of your home, they are that much easier to install than less ergonomic alternatives.
Note that you will still want to hire the services of a professional window fitter though, as whilst it’s an easy job it’s not one you’d wish to trust to a layman.
Options – Finally, perhaps the main reason that flush sash windows have been enjoying their day in the sun recently is the sheer amount of options available in terms of not only the fish and the colour but the accessories too. Your choice of hinges and handles, not to mention glazing.
Ultimately, when it comes to your windows, you might think there is always going to be a choice between form and function; traditional or modernity.
But flush sash windows offer all that and so much more besides. So, why not consider adding a touch of unique luxury to your home today?