The window sash is the part of the window that holds the glass in place. It is essentially the frame of the glass and can be made of wood or metal. The most popular style of window sash is the double-hung, which contains two sashes, one above the other. The window sash is usually held in place by runners on either side to allow the window to move up and down as necessary. Some windows sashes are opened by pushing them out and then pulling them in to close. There are many styles to allow for the window to open and close in different amounts of available space. Windows that are located in tall buildings often do not have the capability of opening and the sash stays in place.
Replacing windows in a home can make a big difference in the value of the home as well as the energy savings. The windows today have sashes that fit tightly to allow you to keep the temperature right and save you on fuel costs. When replacing windows in a building a professional can help you to find the best window for your home. In many cases, a professional can replace the window sashes and save money on a total replacement. This could be the best way to get quality window sashes and energy savings without having to replace all of the windows.