## How do you calculate the weight of a sash window?

To calculate sash weights we :-

- Weigh the top and the bottom sashes to find the total weight including glass.
- Add 2lb to top sash total weight (1lb each side).
- Subtract 2lb from the bottom sash total counter balance weight (1lb each side).
- Divide the total counter balance weight in half to find the weights required.

**What are the weights on a sash window usually made from?**

Traditionally the weights were made out of lead but in the Victorian era cast iron became a more popular choice as it was easier to get hold of and cheaper. The down side of using cast iron is that it’s only about 65% the density of lead so the weights needed to be larger.

### What are sash weights used for?

What is a Sash Weight? A sash window weight is used to counter-balance the weight of a sliding sash in a sash window and thus hold it in position at any height.

**What do window weights do?**

Window weights are lead weights that counterbalance the weight of a window sash – the movable part of the window – in older houses. The ‘sash cord’ is the rope that connects the window sash to the window weights. Over time, these ropes can wear out and sometimes break, causing the window weights to drop.

## How do you calculate window weights?

Once weighed all you have to do is add one pound onto the total and divide by two and this is how much weight goes on either side of the window. For example if the window weighs 43 pounds the result would be 43 + 1 = 44/2 = 22 pounds on each side of the window.

**How heavy are sash weights?**

Products

Code | Weight | Dimensions |
---|---|---|

SW9 | 9lb (4.08kg) | 340mm (13.38″) x 40mm |

SW10 | 10lb (4.53kg) | 385mm (15.15″) x 40mm |

SW11 | 11lb (4.98kg) | 410mm (16.14″) x 40mm |

SW12 | 12lb (5.44kg) | 360mm (14.17″) x 45mm |

### How much does a sash weight weigh?

With window sash less than 12 lbs., the weight variation from counter weights to window sash weight can be a half pound. For window sash weighing over 12 lbs., the variation should be a pound difference. That means a 15 lb. upper window sash should be hung with two 8 lb.

**Do all sash windows have weights?**

Modern sash windows have their working mechanisms hidden in a frame like the traditional sash windows. However, some modern systems use a loaded spring mechanism instead of a weight and cord system. These new sash windows also favour a torsion balance over a counterbalance.

## What are window weights called?

Window Sash Weights

Sash weights create the proper counterbalance for each window sash, allowing for smooth operating double-hung windows. Made of iron, weights can be installed alone or stacked, and are ideal for vintage window restoration or new period style home construction.

**What is the weight of window?**

So for example, a piece of single glazed glass which is 6mm thick and has a height of 1.2m and width of 1.8m will have a glass weight of 32.4kg (1.2 x 1.8 x 6 x 2.5 = 32.4kg).

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**What is a lead sash bar and what are its sizes?**

Home / Products / Lead Sash Bar & Lead Sash Weights. Traditionally used in counterbalanced sash windows, Lead Sash Bars & Lead Sash Weights are manufactured by Heaps, Arnold & Heaps in a variety of sizes and weights. These include, square lead bar, round lead bar or rectangular lead bar sections, either solid or with 12mm diameter central hole.

## What are lead sash weights used for?

Our lead sash weights are used to counter-balance sash windows; fitting 95% of all sash windows that are fitted within the UK. Lead sash weights can be used when the sash weight box size is limited, as they can be cut to length. Mighton developed the format that lead weights are manufactured to today.

**Why choose Redd reddiseals for square section sash lead weights?**

Reddiseals vast stock-holding of square section sash lead weights guarantees competitive pricing and reliable delivery all year round. To view our lead material safety data sheet, please click here.

### What sizes do lead weights come in?

Mighton developed the format that lead weights are manufactured to today. Namely,in 600mm lengths and six section sizes. Available from stock, ready for sale and next day delivery direct to your home or workshop!