Simple solutions work!

Simple solutions work!

Old wooden windows and doors can be made to function to deliver more comfort. There is no need to throw them away or get tied up in using fancy glass.

It’s easy to over complicate solutions to problems with old wooden windows. A prime example of this is when old glass is replaced for or new glass (e.g. double glazing). This assumption ca lead to all types of problems. 

There is no doubt modern glass provides many benefits, but did you know that there are some very simple things that can be adopted which could make a world of difference to you comfort levels and these don’t involve changing glass?!

This document written by Historic England covers off why draught sealing is so effective and how it will improve your comfort.

In simple language the solutions are:

  1. Repair your wooden windows and make them work properly (open/close evenly)
  2. Select the correct draught/acoustic seals and install them properly
  3. Select good quality and effective curtains/blinds/shutters behind a draught sealed repaired wooden window

Simple eh? No mention of changing glass.

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