Why sash windows shouldn’t be repaired every 3 years and what shall be done instead

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For years and years of labor, Chameleon has been repairing wooden windows of different conditions. Some of them didn’t change a bit throughout the years of dedicated and leal service, yet, the others desperately needed a sash window restoration until our team of professionals took the matter in hands.

In our experience, the second category is almost entirely represented by the casements, which owners were misled by the unprofessional recommendations on how to look after your sash windows. We want to put some clarity into the topic and explain our readers, why it’s absolutely needless to paint your windows every 3 years, and what one can do to save the charm of spectacular old sash windows.

What are the signals your house gives you when it’s time to renovate sash windows?

According to the widespread opinion, house owners have to redecorate their windows every 2-3 years. Needless to say, that such information is far away from the truth and works in the favor of the numerous amateur “decorators”, who suggest their services to the deceived people.

Every window has its own history, and only it determines when you’ll have to hire a team of sash window experts for its refurbishment. The most common signs that your window needs your attention are:

  • cracked layers of paint
  • wet, rotten outer window sills, frames
  • scratched, cracked glass
  • drafts
  • leaks during rains
  • glass panes’ tinkling during strong winds
  • problems with window opening

If you’ve noticed at least one of the mentioned problems, you should consider restoring sash windows by the team of Chameleon’s sash window repair professionals.

Why should you hire only the experts in sash window renovation?

When you decide to redecorate your shabby window instead of repairing it, you’re only hiding the problem under the fresh layer of paint. Wet, rotten, decayed wood will continue deteriorating, until one day you’ll have to replace the window completely.

Once stinting, you’ll have to pay way more in no time.

Unprofessional decorators offer very limited services – minor timber repairs, painting, fixing putty with flexible resinous fillers, and filling wood cracks in a best-case scenario. Such “repair” will serve for 6 months maximum, and soon you’ll notice the same window defects occur.

To save your window, you can retain Chameleon professionals. We offer all the groundwork,

wood window frame repair, decoration of your window, and all the other works needed to make your window seem (and feel) like new. A full list of our services you can check on our website.

For the repairment needs, we use only the top-quality materials, like the next-gen highly durable wood Accoya/Tricoya, or a well-known Sherwin Williams exterior paint. We spray paint instead of applying it with a brush to provide a smooth and glossy surface for your window. Our repairmen are the experienced master-hands, who will detect all the defects of your sash window and fix them, providing you with at least 5 more years of unconcerned window usage.

Remember, that decorators don’t repair your window – they only hide its problems. If you need qualitative and long-term results, choose Chameleon and enjoy a well-being of your sash windows!