Wood has been a staple construction product throughout the world for thousands of years, and remains so today. This includes wood windows, which are a popular and efficient way to insulate your home, keep cold air out in the winter, and warm air out in the summer. Additionally, wood windows are very aesthetically pleasing and can give your home a classic, rustic look. They can also be stained or painted to match the rest of your home’s colors.
As far as insulation goes, wood windows are very effective. They are as good as, if not better, than aluminum or vinyl. They will regulate the temperature within your home and help you cut down on your heating and cooling expenses, which can really add up if your home isn’t properly insulated from the elements.
Wood windows have a fairly long life expectancy, as long as they are properly maintained. They need to be repainted and resealed often to prevent cracks from forming or spreading. If wood windows are not properly maintained, they will not be efficient insulators and your gas and electric bills will start to increase again. Fortunately, it is usually not necessary to replace wood windows if you take good care of them. Repairing them using sealant or another sealing solution should generally do the trick. If you live in a place with a large amount of precipitation, you should be careful to keep your windows in good shape, as wood windows are susceptible to water damage and staining. In Houston, many homeowners actually prefer our Aluminum Clad Wood Windows. Ask our Expert about the details.