Sash windows are those that are commonly located on old houses that will be between 500 and 60 years old. They may be nice to look at in many ways but they are certainly not functional and practical at completing the tasks that they are supposed to complete. It is, therefore, a very good idea to make sure that you upgrade your windows to double glazed version as soon as you can.
Doing this offers a host of different benefits. The main one will probably be that these windows are excellent at retaining heat within the house. Unlike the drafty options that you had before these will allow you to fix in the windows much tighter and thus you will not lose out on so much heat.
Another benefit is through better acoustic insulation. These windows will have two panes that are fixed very close together. Not only does this help to keep heat in but it also helps to keep loud noise out as well.
They are also great at offering added security as well. Older sash windows are a bit of a hazard when it comes to security. The reason for this is because they are fairly loose fitted and as such burglars are able to get their crowbars in the gaps and then prise the windows open. With any double glazed window they will be fitted so much better and will not have these cracks to work with.
When it comes to the flow of heat being restricted outside of the house, any nasty pollution in the air will also be prevented from coming into the home as well.
Last of all, these windows are also great looking and come in many different styles that will be able to suit your home well. In addition to this, when you get them installed the value of your home will also rise. Therefore, whilst they may cost a bit to install, you will be able to get this back many times over at the sale of the house.