How to Repair Rotten Window Frames and Sashes
I’m always up for repairing rather than replacing if it makes sense. When it comes to repairing rotten window frames and sashes I first weigh up the options.
- Do I want to keep the style of the window?
- Does it really need upgrading to double glazing?
- What would a total replacement window cost?
- How much work is involved with the repair?
I know I can make good, long lasting repairs to any type of timber window but then I’ve been doing it for years. I hope, after you’ve read through these pages, that you will have the confidence to give it a go. After all you could save yourself a lot money and keep your old or period windows. With moderate DIY skills you can repair and restore windows that others would just rip out.
You can learn about the simple steps you need to take to repair window frames and sashes. See some examples of simple and extreme window repairs I’ve been doing during our cottage renovation. And learn a few other window repair related tips and tricks.
I hope you find it you find useful, any comments or questions you might have I’ll try and answer over on the blog.
5 Steps to repair rotten timber window frames, sashes and cills (click through for all the details)
Full investigation to see exactly what a repair will need. Including: Deciding what to cut away and what to leave, Tips on stripping off old paint, so you can see what needs doing. Identifying other window problems.
Making good the timber frame or sash.Including: Cutting and shaping to fit in new pieces. Hardening timber to hold adhesives and fillers. Repairing loose joints on window sashes.
Filling and Sanding window repairs. If the rot isn’t bad this might be the only step you need!
Glazing and Putty. Tips to start mastering an age old skill.
Priming and painting and my preferred alternative (Linseed). I’m a convert to linseed oil based paints so I’ll do my best to convert you as well although I do cover the usual paints as well.
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