When you’re planning a window replacement project, you have a few options when it comes to materials for your new windows, and one of these materials that you can choose is wood. While wood windows often have a bad reputation for their disadvantages, but it might surprise you to learn that they also has their own set of advantages, such as:
Ease of Maintenance
Oftentimes, wood windows are often looked down upon for not being as maintenance free like vinyl, metal or fiberglass. While this notion has a grain of truth to it, high-quality wood windows that are properly sealed are actually fairly easy to maintain, requiring only to be cleaned twice a year with some soap and a small cloth.
Wood windows are said to be more costly to install compared to vinyl or fiberglass windows. Again, while there’s a bit of truth to this, the price is merely a one time investment. In fact, in the long run, having wood windows in your home is actually more cost effective as they can be incredibly durable and energy-efficient, allowing you to save a significant amount by avoiding repairs and lowering your energy bills.
As stated before, wood windows can be extremely energy-efficient. This is because energy-efficient, double-paned glass wood windows are said to be 400 times better at insulating compared to steel windows and 1,800 times better compared to vinyl, allowing you to save a significant amount on your heating and cooling bills.
Believe it or not, wood windows can be incredibly durable as well, especially if they’re properly sealed. According to experts, so long as they’re properly sealed, they won’t warp and crack like vinyl windows. Apart from that, they’re said to expand and contract less during temperature fluctuations as well.
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