18-20 October 2024
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Benefits of draught sealing old wooden windows

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Having draught seals retrofitted into existing wooden windows comes with many benefits. Good quality seals will reduce rattles, noise and dust – just three of the complaints about old wooden windows that many people have.

Benefits can be gained without comprising the architectural heritage of a building or contributing to unnecessary waste going to landfill. With the repair economy a growing concern in Australia home renovators and builders should be thinking of ways to conserve what exists rather than always replacing with new.

Draught sealing systems coupled with reglazing and repairs allow old timber sash windows to work properly, so that both top and bottom sashes can be opened. This means airflow in the summer and no cold draughts in the winter. Sealed gaps and glass such as comfort hush can have similar impact to home comfort as installing double glazing.