Preserving the life of your Wooden Sash Windows

A good timber sash window should last a lifetime. If looked after correctly, the window will outlive all of us. But how much maintenance is required to look after a timber sash window? Are they a lot of work to keep ship-shape?

The answer is that a good quality sash window requires less maintenance than you think, and is built to last longer that comparative uPVC windows.

After Installation

New Ventrolla wooden sash windows arrive already primed any to protect exposed wood from the elements for the short time whilst you organise a painter and decorator. We also provide a detailed step by step guide on how to paint a sash window which has our Sash Removal System installed.

Cleaning windows

Windows should be cleaned approximately twice a year using washing-up liquid and a sponge or cloth. It is not recommended to use kitchen or bathroom cleaners. Glass cleaner is not good for the frames so is not recommended.

Recoating windows

If painted professionally, a window should only need recoating after approximately 3 years. However, it’s important to keep an eye on the window frame to identify any scratches or chips which may damage the wood. To repair a chip in the paintwork, finely sand the affected area with a light abrasive then wipe with a wet cloth. Apply paint (or stain) with a brush taking care not to get paint on the seals or gaskets.

To completely recoat a window frame, rub down with a fine grade ‘wet and dry’ silicon paper to remove dirt and provide a smooth surface to paint. Wipe down with a wet cloth. Leave to dry completely before applying your chosen paint.

Ventrolla wooden sash windows are engineered to last with minimal maintenance. For more information about keeping wooden sash windows pristine, contact us.