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5 Benefits of Using a Sash Replacement

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Wood­en sash win­dows will even­tu­al­ly age and any dam­age will need to be addressed — but most home­own­ers don’t have the time or mon­ey to deal with a major project like full win­dow replace­ments. And nor should they have to! 

Most of the time, home­own­ers can use sash replace­ments rather than deal with an entire home win­dow replace­ment project. But decid­ing which road to take can be tricky for many homeowners. 

In order to make that deci­sion, it’s impor­tant to gain enough knowl­edge to con­fi­dent­ly decide what is best for you and your home. To help you with that, we’ve made this list of sash replace­ment benefits. 

1. Economic

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The cost of win­dow replace­ment is depen­dent on the extent of parts that actu­al­ly need to be replaced. Each part of the win­dow replaced adds to the cost when, in fact, not all parts actu­al­ly need replac­ing. On top of that, the labor costs of replac­ing win­dows can be dif­fi­cult to swallow. 

Alter­na­tive­ly, sash win­dow replace­ments are 30% of the cost of full win­dow replace­ments with all of the ben­e­fits and less of the headache. This makes sash replace­ment an attrac­tive and fea­si­ble option for many home­own­ers. And because they’re quick­er and eas­i­er to install, this saves even more on cost. 

While wood win­dow sash replace­ments are more expen­sive than vinyl win­dow sash replace­ments, going with a sash replace­ment is still far more eco­nom­i­cal than an entire win­dow replace­ment — plus the wood win­dow sash will last longer than vinyl. 

Check out Fenster’s Quick­Sash wood sash replace­ments here. To learn more about win­dow replace­ment costs, check out this blog.

2. Long-Term Solution

Because the sash part of the win­dow is sep­a­rate from the frame of the house and the win­dow panes, it can eas­i­ly be removed and replaced while keep­ing the oth­er parts intact. 

As most dam­age occurs with­in the frame as opposed to cracked glass, the win­dow glass itself doesn’t need to be replaced. With sash win­dows, replac­ing the sash is just as good as a full win­dow replace­ment and lasts just as long. 

Also, a sash replace­ment can bring the win­dow up to cur­rent tech­nol­o­gy stan­dards with­out the cost and has­sle of rip­ping out and replac­ing the entire win­dow. And because sash win­dow parts are indi­vid­u­al­ly remov­able, each part can be fixed most­ly inde­pen­dent­ly of the remain­der of the win­dow, mean­ing it’ll be eas­i­er and more cost-effec­tive to keep the win­dow main­tained over time. 

3. Maintain the Look of Your House

Home­own­ers want to make sure the look of their house is main­tained and this is par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant for homes built in the last few decades. They want the char­ac­ter to be con­sis­tent, and one of the most impor­tant fac­tors in that is the windows. 

Hav­ing to replace one or two win­dows that are worn down or dam­aged could upset the look and char­ac­ter of the entire house, leav­ing home­own­ers won­der­ing if all their win­dows need to be replaced.

They don’t! Fenster’s Quick­Sash dou­ble-hung sash replace­ment is designed to fit almost any paint­ed or clad-wood tilt-in win­dow, regard­less of age or style. This even includes Carad­co win­dow sash replacement. 

Case­ment win­dows are no prob­lem either. We also offer repli­ca case­ment sash­es of almost all case­ment win­dows for both old­er and new­er homes. There real­ly is no rea­son why the look of your house can’t be maintained!

4. Easier Installation

Sash win­dow replace­ment can be installed in two days or less with an expert like Fen­ster, while a win­dow replace­ment project is a major under­tak­ing and can dis­rupt your dai­ly life in a dras­tic way. No home­own­er wants that. Check out the Fen­ster web­site to see if you’re in an avail­able instal­la­tion area.

Win­dow sash replace­ment is straight­for­ward. This means whether home­own­ers decid­ed to do it them­selves or decide to hire instal­la­tion pro­fes­sion­als, it’s a quick, clean and sim­ple job. 

If home­own­ers want to tack­le this them­selves, tak­ing mea­sure­ments is the first step and is quite sim­ple. The most impor­tant thing to remem­ber is to mea­sure twice, order once! For more infor­ma­tion about how to mea­sure for sash win­dow replace­ments, check out this blog. To learn more about the four-step process of remov­ing a sash win­dow, check this out.

5. Think About the Mess

This may seem obvi­ous giv­en the ease of instal­la­tion and how eco­nom­i­cal sash replace­ment is, but it (almost) goes with­out say­ing that the mess of sash replace­ment is vir­tu­al­ly non-exis­tent when com­pared to a full win­dow replace­ment project! We felt this was some­thing to high­light on its own because feel­ing as though your home is turned upside-down with ren­o­va­tions is dif­fi­cult to face. 

Espe­cial­ly when you live in a cold­er cli­mate and have to have holes in the side of your home overnight while the win­dows are replaced.

Get Started Today

There are just some things that home­own­ers don’t want to face, and win­dows are one of them. We under­stand! That’s why we’ve made it eas­i­er for home­own­ers to make deci­sions about the upkeep of their homes and windows. 

Ready to get start­ed? Great! Gath­er all the details you need about order­ing a sash win­dow replace­ment for your home here. Then con­tact us today!

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