With its user-friendly design and step-by-step guide, the Ventrolla SRS enables homeowners to effortlessly remove and replace sashes, allowing for easy maintenance, cleaning, and painting. Let’s take a closer look at this innovative system and how it can simplify your window maintenance routine.
Before diving into the sash removal process, it is crucial to ensure proper preparation and safety measures. The following steps should be followed before commencing any maintenance work on your windows:
Now that you are ready to begin, gather the necessary equipment for the task at hand. The Ventrolla Sash Removal System requires the following tools:
To ensure your personal safety, it is essential to wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) throughout the maintenance process. The recommended PPE includes:
Now that you are properly equipped and protected, let’s walk through the step-by-step guide for removing your sashes using the Ventrolla Sash Removal System:
By following these step-by-step instructions, you can effortlessly remove and replace your sashes using the Ventrolla Sash Removal System. Whether you need to carry out routine maintenance tasks, clean the windows, or give them a fresh coat of paint, this system simplifies the process and ensures that you can easily access and handle the sashes.
It is important to note that when working with timber sashes, there are safe lifting limits to consider. For weights exceeding 25kg, it is advisable to seek assistance from another person. In the case of double-glazed sashes, two people are required for lifting regardless of weight. This precaution ensures the safety of everyone involved and prevents any potential injuries or damage.
The Ventrolla Sash Removal System provides homeowners with a practical solution for window maintenance. By incorporating user-friendly design and clear instructions, it empowers individuals to take control of their window upkeep. With the ability to easily remove and replace sashes, homeowners can ensure their windows remain in optimal condition while enhancing the overall appearance of their homes.
Remember to follow the recommended safety precautions throughout the process. Wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as safety glasses, gloves, a dust mask, and safety shoes. Additionally, protect your surroundings by using dust sheets and creating a clear working area beneath the window.
With the Ventrolla Sash Removal System, maintaining and caring for your windows has never been easier. Enjoy the benefits of a well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing window system and keep your home looking its best for years to come.
In addition to the staff beads (D) and parting beads (C), your sashes may have the Weatherfin Pile installed directly into them. Refer to diagram 3 on the above step guide. The Weatherfin Pile is present in the following areas:
The Weatherfin Pile is situated within u-sections in your sashes and can be easily slid out. However, it may be pinned in place on some occasions. In such cases, protect the Weatherfin Pile from paint by placing masking tape over it.
If you intend to repaint the entire window after renovation, you may need to remove the old paint from the sashes and frame. It is important to assume that the old paint contains significant lead content and wear a suitable protective dust mask. Take care not to expose the components of Ventrolla’s Perimeter Sealing System to excessive heat.
Brush away any dust after sanding the window frame and wipe the frame down with a moist sponge – no soap, just water – to ensure a clean line when painting.
TIP – Use a medium-grade sandpaper for sanding your timber windows.
To protect the sash window glass from paint, consider using masking tape and/or cloth to cover the glass pane during the painting process.
When painting your sash windows, follow these steps for a high-quality finish and optimal timber protection:
Note: Ventrolla cannot be held responsible for any paint damage to the Weatherfin Pile, so take care when painting around this component.
By following these painting instructions, you can enhance the visual appeal of your windows while ensuring the longevity and protection of the timber. Enjoy the fresh and revitalized look of your sash windows, complementing the overall aesthetics of your home.
Remember to exercise caution and use appropriate safety measures throughout the painting process, including wearing protective gear and following standard painting safety practices.
Please note that over time, the colour of the Ventrolla system fitted may fade slightly, resulting in a different shade. If needed, Ventrolla offers a full after-care service and repiling to address any issues.
Remember to exercise caution when removing the Weatherfin Pile and when sanding old paint from the sashes and frame. It is essential to wear a suitable protective dust mask, as the old paint may contain significant lead content. Avoid exposing components of Ventrolla’s Perimeter Sealing System to excessive heat during the renovation process.
If you plan to repaint your sash windows, take care to mask the glazing using masking tape and/or cloth to protect the glass pane from paint. Apply a good quality primer, topcoat, and gloss to ensure a durable finish and protect the timber. Use a “sash trim brush” for easier painting, as it is specifically designed to reach into 90-degree corners and tight spaces. However, be cautious not to intrude on the glass with the paint, except for the final coat that should overlap onto the glass by about 1mm to protect the seal. Ventrolla cannot be held responsible for any paint damage to the Weatherfin Pile.
To maintain the optimal condition of your Ventrolla Sash Removal System, avoid using abrasive cleaners, wire wool, paint removers, sandpaper, bleach, or any harsh chemicals that may cause damage.
By following these care instructions, you can ensure the longevity and performance of your Ventrolla Sash Removal System, keeping your windows in excellent condition for years to come.
At Ventrolla, we have many patented products and services that we’ve created to help ease the stress of painting your timber sash windows. Contact our helpful team online here or by calling 0800 378 278 and ask about our Sash Removal System (SRS) and Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS).