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Sash Window Cord

Our range of Sash Window Cord works perfectly with our traditional Sash Window Weights and Pulleys to create a secure sash window system. Our Sash Cord has been carefully chosen to give you a selection of the finest and most popular sash cords for hanging sash window weights.

Perfect for newly produced windows or refurbing existing projects, our sash cord has been carefully chosen to include the finest and most popular sash cords. So whether you are looking for a traditional cotton sash cord or our popular nylon cord, we've got the sash cord you need to complete the job.

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What is sash window cord?

Sash window cord, also known as sash cord or sash rope, is a strong, durable cord used in traditional sash windows. It connects the window sash (the moving part of the window) to weights concealed in the window frame, allowing for smooth and balanced operation

How do I know if my sash window cord needs replacing?

Signs that your sash window cord may need replacing include difficulty in opening or closing the window, fraying or visible wear on the cords, or if the window sash is not staying in position when open. Regular inspection can help identify when replacement is necessary.

How often should sash window cord be replaced?

The lifespan of sash window cord can vary depending on usage and environmental conditions. Typically, sash cords may need replacing every 10-15 years but can last longer. However, signs of wear or damage should prompt immediate replacement. It is advised to ensure the Sash Pulleys and other moving parts of the window are well-maintained and free of debris to ensure smooth operation. Poorly performing pulleys can add unnecessary wear to the sash cord

What type of sash cord should I use?

Sash cords are available in different materials including cotton, nylon, and polyester. The choice of material depends on factors such as durability, ease of use, and aesthetics. Nylon and polyester cords are popular choices due to their strength and longevity while cotton gives a more traditional look. Most modern cotton sash cords contain a polyester core for added durability. Waxed cotton sash cord offers a smooth surface due to the wax coating, which helps reduce friction between the cord and the pulley system in sash windows and protects the fibers from moisture.

Are there alternatives to sash window cord?

While sash window cord is the traditional method of counterbalancing sash windows, modern alternatives such as spring balances or spiral balances are also available. However, these may require modifications to the window frame and are not suitable for all window types.

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