Windows

PROS AND CONS OF WOOD WINDOWS

Wooden windows have been around for a long time and they’re also still the gold standard when it comes to windows. They’re energy efficient, require little maintenance, eco-friendly and the most customizable material available. They are the ideal window in the eyes of many, but are they the right fit for you? To help you decide we’ve compiled a pros and cons list.

Pros

Customization

Wood windows can be manufactured to fit in any space. They can also be painted, stained and, if need be, repainted, which is a cost-effective way to change the look of your home. Vinyl and fiberglass have some options as far as customization, but they are nowhere near the customization levels of wood windows.

Insulation

Wood does contract and expand more than vinyl, due to weather, but this is a much smaller issue than it used to be. Well-made, modern wood windows are a great way to save money on insulation. The insulation properties of wood are significantly better than those of vinyl windows and will keep extreme cold, or extreme hot air outside where it belongs, which will lower your energy bill.

Eco-Friendly

If you are an environmentally conscious person, wood windows will appeal to you. Wood windows are both natural and eco-friendly. Not only will you be saving energy due to the insulation, but you will also be using natural materials.

Cons

Moisture

Modern wood windows are excellent insulators, but they sometimes struggle with moisture. Wood windows deal well with changes in temperature but, they are susceptible to excessive amounts of moisture. Somewhat regularly painting or staining wood windows is important to keep them from eventually rotting.

Maintenance

Wood, much like any living organism, decomposes over time. To keep this from happening, wood windows require more maintenance than others. Regularly painting and staining will prolong their life, but if you neglect this, they will not last as long as advertised.

Proper window installation is very important, which is why when you’re ready to replace your old or damaged windows, you should call Little Buckaroo Construction. Little Buckaroo Construction is an experienced window installation contractor in Idaho that will let you know when your windows are ready to be replaced. We will also advise you on what type of window, coatings, glazes, etc. are right for your home.

Call Little Buckaroo Construction today and have our team inspect the windows that you’re concerned about. Our caring, friendly professionals will provide you with a free estimate.

Call us at 1 (208) 869-3926 or email us at info@littlebuckarooconstruction.com. We are waiting to help you!

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