Wood windows bring richness and warmth to a room. They always add elegance and a touch of class to the décor in a home. This type of window has been around for a very long time around the world, and is not likely to go out of style any time soon.
Unlike vinyl, fiberglass, or aluminum windows, wood framed windows can be painted in any color you want to go with the décor, style, and theme of your home. In fact, all of the windows could be different colors, as they are painted individually. Many people enjoy the look and feel of wood windows and would like to choose them for their home, if they can be made energy efficient. Double pane glass helps, as does weather proofing, but wooden windows have their own inherent insulation as well.
Wood windows not only look good but also offer excellent insulating properties, with minimal condensation. Most of our wood windows are available with complete weather stripping that helps considerably, as a barrier against the elements. There is much less condensation with wood than aluminum, showing that they tend to be more energy efficient.
Wood windows can also act as a sound barrier for anyone living in a noisy area or on a highly trafficked road. They are better insulating than metal windows but not as effective as vinyl. This can be a relief once you see how much the noise in your home is cut down from a simple window replacement.
Wood is also very environmentally friendly, as it is a renewable resource. If you are environmentally conscious, make sure that the wood you choose for your replacement windows is sustainably harvested. You may not need to replace your windows very often, as they are easily refinished if it is necessary. They can be repainted or refinished if necessary, and easily cleaned. Wood will not rust, corrode, or pit. Installation of wooden windows is fairly easy, and they can actually add value to your home.
If you have any termite problems in your home, you will want to avoid wooden windows. They have a few other disadvantages, so you’ll need to make sure that these windows are right for you. They do require more maintenance than vinyl windows, but this is acceptable to people who love the timeless look. In addition, they have to be painted, but this could be an advantage for people who like to experiment with color or choose a color that unifies their whole house.
If you decide you want the beauty, warmth, and style of wood windows, with the energy efficiency of double pane glass, contact us. Our professionals can help you decide what style and shape of windows are best for your home.