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Published on May 31, 2023 8:23 PM

Looking for the perfect windows for your home can be a challenging task. With so many options available, it can be tough to decide which one will suit your needs best. When it comes to choosing between upvc sash windows and mock sash windows, the decision can be even more difficult. Colin, founder of Colin’s Sash Windows, made the decision much harder when he introduced upvc sash windows at a low fixed price for virtually any size in 2014.Both types of windows have their own unique features and benefits. However, if you’re looking for a more cost-effective, low-maintenance, and energy-efficient option, then mock sash windows may be the perfect choice for you. In this article, we’ll explore the advantages of choosing mock sash windows over traditional sash windows, and why they’re the best option for your home. So, let’s dive right in and discover everything you need to know about mock sash windows.

What are Mock Sash Windows?

Mock sash windows, also known as fake sash windows, are a modern take on traditional sash windows. They’re designed to look like traditional wooden sash windows but are made from uPVC materials, which makes them more durable, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance. Unlike traditional timber sash windows, which have a complex mechanical system for opening and closing, mock sash windows have a simple top hung push out mechanism, making them easier to operate.

Mock sash windows upvc are available in a wide range of colours and finishes, which means you can choose the perfect one to match the style of your home. They’re also available in a range of sizes, which means they can be customized to fit any window opening.

Benefits of Mock Sash Windows

Mock sash windows have several advantages as replacement wooden windows that are single glazed. Firstly, they’re more energy-efficient. The uPVC materials and double glazing used in mock sash windows have excellent insulation properties, which means they can help to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This can help to reduce your energy bills and make your home more comfortable to live in.

Secondly, mock sash windows are low-maintenance. Unlike traditional wooden sash windows, which require regular painting and maintenance to keep them looking their best, mock sash windows only require occasional cleaning with a damp cloth to keep them looking like new. This can save you time and money in the long run.

Mock sash windows are available in a wide range of colours and finishes, which means you can choose the perfect one to match the style of your home. They’re also custom made in a range of sizes, which means they can fit any window opening.

In addition to their wide range of colours and finishes, mock sash windows are also available in a range of styles. You can choose from a range of decorative glass options, such as frosted and astragal bars which can add a touch of elegance to your home. You can also choose from a range of hardware options, such as locks, handles, and hinges, which can be customized to match the style of your home.

Finally, mock sash windows are more cost-effective than traditional sash windows. Traditional timber sash windows are very expensive to buy, install and maintain, whereas mock sash windows are more affordable and require less maintenance. This makes them an excellent choice for homeowners who are looking for a cost-effective and low-maintenance window option.

Mock sash
Timber sash windows

Benefits of Traditional Sash Windows

Traditional wooden box sash windows have been around for centuries and have a timeless appeal. These days they’re most commonly made from upvc which is almost impossible to distinguish from timber giving them a classic look that many homeowners love. Traditional sash windows are also known for their excellent ventilation properties, which can help to improve indoor air quality and make your home more comfortable to live in. In the heat of the summer warm air escapes from the top sash when open and cooler air comes in through the bottom sash.

Another advantage of upvc sash windows is that they’re highly customizable. They can be made in a range of shapes and sizes, which means they can be tailored to fit any window opening. They’re also available in a range of finishes, which means they can be customized to match the style of your home.

Comparison between Mock Sash and Traditional Sash Windows

When it comes to choosing between mock sash windows and upvc sash windows, there are several factors to consider.

Firstly, if you’re looking for a window option that’s low-maintenance, then mock sash windows may be the best choice for you. There are many more parts to a upvc sash window so there are more things that can go wrong. However both types will have a 10 year guarantee to protect your investment.

Mock sash horn windows can only have the top half pushing out from hinges on the top. The bottom half has to be fixed. This makes them much inferior than a sash window for ventilation

However, if you’re looking for a window option that has a classic look and feel, with superior ventilation then upvc sash windows may be the best choice for you.

Ultimately, the choice between mock sash windows and traditional sash windows comes down to personal preference and the specific needs of your home.

Maintenance of Mock Sash Windows

Mock sash windows are designed to be low-maintenance. They only require occasional cleaning with a damp cloth to keep them looking like new. However, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your mock sash windows last as long as possible.

Firstly, avoid using abrasive cleaning products on your mock sash windows, as these can scratch the surface and damage the finish. Instead, use a mild detergent and a soft cloth to clean them.

Secondly, check the weatherstripping on your mock sash windows regularly to ensure that it’s in good condition. If the weatherstripping is damaged or worn, it can allow cold air to enter your home, which can make it less energy-efficient.

Finally, lubricate the moving parts of your mock sash windows regularly to ensure that they operate smoothly. Use a silicone spray lubricant, as this will not attract dust or dirt.

Conclusion

In conclusion, choosing between mock sash windows and upvc sash windows can be a difficult decision. Both types of windows have their own unique features and benefits. However, if you’re looking for a more cost-effective, low-maintenance, and energy-efficient option, then mock sash windows may be the perfect choice for you. If you have the budget available we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend our sash windows. With our low prices for sash windows you will find that, depending on the size, our upvc mock sash windows price isn’t much different from our upvc sash windows cost. Our uPVC sash windows cost from £270 plus VAT. Added to the fact they have the traditional look and far superior ventilation.

If you’d like a quote for mock sash windows please email us at sales@colinssashwindows.co.uk

Colin Greenslade
Written by Colin Greenslade
I'm the founder of Colin's Sash Windows. I disrupted the sash windows market in the UK in 2014 by introducing fixed prices for uPVC sash windows in the UK. Before this they were generally only available at very high prices through window installers. Today our business is one of the market leaders in supply only windows, doors and roofs in the UK.

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