Broken Sash Cord Replacement Sash Cords
How to open a sash window, that has been painted shut?
You can do it yourself, or call in an expert.
To Free your window or carry out a sash cord change place down a dust sheet.
Carefully remove the staff bead that holds the bottom window in place (this is nailed on however it may have been over-painted many times so might look more permanently attached than it actually is).
Secondly, remove parting beads that separate the upper and lower window.
You now should have access to the pockets for both weights (top and bottom window on a single side).
Once out you can clearly see the sash weights take out the old cord and replaced with a Nylon braid.
Sash Cord Types
Red Wrapper/Blue Wrapper – plaited, waxed, weatherproof cotton sash cord.
Superbraid – solid braided cotton sash cord.
Plaited Jute – natural organic jute sash cord.
Nylon braid – very strong rot-proof solid braid nylon sash cord.
Hemplon – tough brown polypropylene sash cord.
If your windows appear to have good sash cords attached but do not stay open, your windows may need re-balancing, please visit our sash window renovation page for more information.
For information on our charges please call us for a Quotation on (020) 8935 5368
Lastly we are happy to quote for most broken sash cord or minor things over the phone.