Ensure you service your windows & don’t put off repairs
If you’re having problems opening and closing your sash window, this is a safety concern. It’s likely that a cord inside the frame has become worn over time (if you have a chord). Some sash windows have spiral balances instead of cords and weights.
Wear and tear on the cord happens as it is such an integral part of your window. This means that at some point, your cord will no doubt need servicing.
The spiral balancers can also become worn and these may need repairing. Each balancer has a size and weight that is unique to your sash window.
You should get these repairs done straight away to ensure you’re secure and to also prevent further problems.
Sash windows have stood the test of time and these timeless windows can add character and value to your property. Take the proper security measures, replace your sash window locks when needed, take extra precaution by adding sash stops and you’re as secure as you can be.
Look after them, and they’ll look after you.