Wooden windows may sound like a relic of the past, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Just because wooden windows are timeless doesn’t mean they’re stuck in time. Today’s wooden windows can have a modern look, a classic look, and anything in between.
If you’re considering new windows for your home, there are a variety of styles to choose from made from materials like vinyl and wood. There are pros and cons to each type of window, but today we’re going to talk about why wood windows are always a great choice no matter the style you’re looking for.
Wooden Windows are Versatile
Wooden windows aren’t just for a home where you want a classic look. When most people think of wooden frames, they picture a wartime home with sticky frames, thin glass, and peeling paint. Today’s wooden frames feature the latest energy efficient technology and are built better than a simple wooden window sliding in a wooden frame. In fact, wooden windows offer better insulation than their vinyl counterparts.
Wooden windows can also be built to fit most home styles; from modern and elegant to classic and simplistic, wooden windows really can do it all!
The best way to think about wooden windows is to look at it like the versatility in wooden flooring. Hardwood floors used to be the standard in the early 1900’s, as that’s all that really existed at the time. The same was true for windows.
With the industrial revolution all kinds of new products went to market – from vinyl flooring to laminate. However, today you’ll find hardwood floors and engineered hardwood as the gold standard of flooring, and they can fit modern homes, rustic homes, and everything in between.
Windows are no exception. Just like hardwood today, if you want the best built windows of the highest look and quality to fit any style, you’ll want a wooden frame.
Long Lasting Frames
Not only do wooden frames look better than vinyl, they also last a heck of a lot longer. Vinyl is a synthetic product and will break down over time after being exposed to the elements. Of course, a quality vinyl window will last a long time, but wood will always last longer if properly taken care of.
Wood windows do require more maintenance than other types of windows, but that maintenance is part of what allows them to last so long. If you’re taking proper care of your wooden windows, you can expect them to last as long as the glass within the frame itself.
The Real Cost
Vinyl windows are cheaper up-front cost than wooden windows, and don’t really require any maintenance. However, wooden windows last significantly longer which means they won’t need to be replaced as frequently, which should be factored into the overall cost in the life of your home.
The only way to know for sure is to speak with a Euroclad window expert, and we’ll be able to show you the main pros and cons of each product, and help you determine which one will best fit your needs. Stop by our showroom today, and we’ll help you discover windows that will work for you!