Hello there. In my previous posts, I have gone over the maintenance needed to protect your home against damp, rot, and major external weathering damage. In this post I have decided to let you all know about windows. Not all homes and building have double glazed PVC windows, many of us, like myself, have preferred to stick with the old fashioned wooden framed sash windows.
I don’t know about you, but I definately think that they are more aesthetically pleasing, and if maintained, not a hassle at all.
Below is a picture of an estimate I did recently, where he also has sash windows, but they hadn’t been maintained, and now they needed a little TLC.
As you can see, the window itself is sound, but the corner of the frame has begun to rot. This is not the end of the world, nor is it the worst case of rot I have seen. This can be repaired quite easily.
However, as it is on a join on the wood, extra care does have to be taken.
We would start here by firstly cutting out the wood that is rotten, all the way back to where the wood is good and dry. This then gets coated with a