While there are other newer styles of windows homeowners have to choose from, wood windows (standard or custom made) are still a popular choice for those looking for a more traditional exterior appearance to their home.
Wood windows usually come unfinished, so they can be painted or stained to fit the homeowner’s needs. However, you also have the option of ordering wood windows already primed and ready to be painted, or simply pre-painted.
Wood windows have terrific insulating properties and are relatively resistant to the effects of temperature. That said, they are also very susceptible to moisture. And since wood is a natural product, that means homeowners need to keep their wood replacement windows sealed by painting or staining them on a regular basis. So, the trade-off for that traditional beauty is ongoing maintenance.
Wood windows are available in the same types as vinyl windows.
Prices vary, depending on the brand and quality. Additional options such as high-performance glass, decorative inserts, or exotic woods also increase the final price. But if those relatively minor drawbacks are not enough to make you shy away from wood windows, and you are willing to put in the occasional work to keep them looking great, wood windows are a thing of beauty!
To learn more about your wood window replacement options, call Lee’s Glass today at (850) 432-0865 to go over the options that work best for you.