Why Sliding Sash Windows Are Perfect For Modern Properties

When thinking of sliding sash windows, many will picture heritage and period properties and commonly this traditional style of window is associated with homes in conservation areas. For this reason, when wanting to replace the windows at their modern property, lots of people will completely overlook sash windows and assume that they simply won’t be suitable for their home, but this really isn’t the case. 


In fact, contrary to popular belief, sliding sash windows can look amazing at any contemporary property and they can actually be a better choice than some of the more modern designs available these days. If you’ve previously completely ruled out these traditional windows when looking into replacements for your modern property, keep reading today. Below we have looked into some of the main reasons why they are actually still worth considering. 


Sash windows have come a long way since the 17th century


Whilst sliding sash windows still have the same distinctive look that they’ve had for hundreds of years, they have come a long way since they were first used in properties. You can now purchase double glazed sash windows in modern, durable, low maintenance materials like uPVC and aluminium, so you won’t have to worry about energy efficiency at all. 


Many of the negatives that you come across about this type of window, such as the rattling noise they make or the drafts they let in, aren’t something you should let put you off them. Nowadays sash windows are made with the same level of insulation and security as all modern-style windows, so they are still the beautiful traditional style just with modern benefits. 


Sash windows add character and interest to any building 


Even if you don’t live in a listed building, sliding sash windows can still complement your home and often, they are able to add some character to more modern newer-builds. This type of window can enhance both the exterior and interior design of any property, and their classic aesthetic makes them a timeless option too. 


Generally speaking, double glazed sash windows will let more natural light into a property than other windows too as they often have much bigger panes of glass. Due to how they open, this type of window is a better option for ventilation as well and when you slide the bottom window up, you will have a bigger unobstructed opening than standard casement windows.


Sash windows are incredibly versatile in terms of design 


Whilst traditionally, wooden sash windows were very simplistic and minimalistic in design which gave them their elegant feel, these days they are just as versatile as any other type of window. When installing sliding sash windows at a modern property, you have the ability to completely tailor their design to complement the property and its surroundings. 


Not only are double glazed sash windows available with different material frames, as mentioned above, but they are also available in a huge range of colours too and you even have control over things such as the sash bars and horns. It is so easy to put your own personal touch on sash windows and in a modern property, you won’t have any restrictions in this regard. 


Investing in double glazed sash windows 


Ultimately, even though many people associate sliding sash windows with older properties, they really can look amazing in modern properties too and they will only add to the contemporary design of your home. Traditional sash windows really are incredibly versatile and you definitely shouldn’t rule them out when deciding which windows you’re going to install at your home. If you’d like to speak with a specialist about installing double glazed sash windows, get in touch with our team here at Brackenwood today. 


We have been providing the highest quality double glazed windows to homeowners in the local Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey area since 1987 and you can trust that we are the best company to turn to for sliding sash windows. We can help you to design sash windows that are perfect for your home and we can assure you that whilst they will have the elegance of these traditional windows, they won’t have any of the common issues associated with old timber sash windows. If you have any questions at all about our double glazed sash windows, feel free to call us today, we will gladly answer these for you.