If you live in Reading and own a property with sash windows, you may eventually need to remove a sash for repair or painting. While the process may seem daunting, it is actually quite simple with the right tools and knowledge. This guide will walk you through the steps to remove a fixed window sash in Reading.
At Sash Windows Berkshire, we are a sash windows company based in Reading. We specialize in the installation, repair, and restoration of sash windows in the South East of England. Our team has years of experience working with sash windows, and we understand how to remove and repair them without causing damage.
Before you can remove the sash, you need to prepare the window for removal. First, open the window fully and secure it in place. Next, use a scraper or putty knife to remove any paint or filler from the frame and sash. This will help to loosen the sash from the frame, making it easier to remove.
The next step is to remove the beading. This is the thin strip of wood that holds the glass in place. Use a chisel or screwdriver to gently pry the beading away from the frame. Be careful not to damage the beading, as you will need to reuse it when you reinstall the sash.
Once the beading is removed, you should be able to slide the sash out of the frame. If the sash is stuck, you may need to use a pry bar or screwdriver to gently loosen it. Be very careful not to damage the frame or sash when removing the sash.
If you need to replace the glass, now is the time to do it. Carefully remove the old glass and replace it with a new piece. Be sure to use the same type of glass as the original, and seal it with putty.
If you are painting the sash, now is the time to prime and paint it. Use a high-quality primer to ensure that the paint adheres properly. Once the primer is dry, apply the paint in thin, even coats. Be sure to let each coat dry completely before applying the next.
Once the paint is dry, you can reinstall the sash. Carefully slide it back into the frame, being sure to align it correctly. Once the sash is in position, you can replace the beading. Use a hammer and nails to secure the beading in place.
Finally, test the window to make sure it opens and closes smoothly. If the window is still sticking or difficult to operate, you may need to adjust the position of the sash or frame.
Removing a fixed window sash in Reading may seem daunting, but with the right tools and knowledge, it is a simple process. At Sash Windows Berkshire, we specialize in the installation, repair, and restoration of sash windows. If you need help removing a sash or repairing your sash windows, give us a call at 0118 449 2798 or email us at [email protected]. You can also visit our website at sashwindows-berkshire.co.uk to learn more about our services.