Wood

Natural wood replacement windows are very popular and are incredibly beautiful. So should your replacement windows be natural wood? It is a personal question that requires some thought. I will break down for you the pro’s and con’s of wood windows.

Wood has natural thermal properties and is a terrific insulator for your house. This means that heat is not escaping from your home in the winter, and nice cool air is not escaping in the summer. Energy bills are always on the rise and a well insulated window can dramatically lower your costs. Natural Wood Windows

Large selection of designs and colors – A negative for vinyl windows is you can’t paint them and you have to choose from pre-determined colors. This is not the case for wood windows. The color you decided is limited only by your imagination. Any color palette can be mixed up at your local hardware store. If you want hot pink, and neon green windows, you can have hot pink, and neon green wood windows!

Wood is a natural product, so it is prone to shrink and swell just like wood in the forest. It is important to properly maintain and care for your wood windows. If not cared for wood frames can warp, stick in place or crack.

Maintenance – A negative of wood windows is any paint you put on the frame will eventually wear and peel off. Repainting windows can be expensive or very tedious if you decide to paint them yourself. With high quality paint and proper technique the original coat of paint that is put on will last for many years.

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