Wooden Windows are the oldest type of windows in mankind. It can be argued that wood was the material used to make the first window. Of course, the wooden windows that we have in today’s market are different from the ones we have today. Wooden Windows are a viable option for folks that prefer using natural materials over man-made materials. Wooden windows can also be style specially to reflect to meet the stylistic standards set by the homeowner. There is a wide variety of wood types to choose from. Maple, Oak, Mahogany are some of the options that are available and they each come with a different look. While wooden windows may not be energy efficient, they are still the best window option for people that care about the environment and want to do something about it. Are you looking to get a wooden window installed? Give us a call today at Fargo Window Company. You will be glad that you did.
What is the Lifespan of a Wooden Window?
The answer to this question depends on a variety of things. At the top of the list are environmental factors and maintenance culture of the property owner. Generally, wood is a very durable material for window construction. In fact, some of the archeological works we see in museums today have some wooden structural elements in them. And these were made centuries ago! If we would put a number on it, wooden windows should last for about 80 – 100 years.
How is the Maintenance Of Wooden Windows Done?
Very much unlike most other materials for wooden windows, the maintenance and even repair of wooden windows is very possible. Skilled Carpenters can repair a damaged or decayed window using traditional methods. Rotten areas can easily be cut away and replaced by new ones. To prevent this from ever even having to happen, regular wood treatment, painting and sealing can prevent your wooden windows from getting totally ruined.
Are Wooden Windows Burglar Resistant?
Burglar resistance is one of the major advantages of installing a wooden window in your house. The reason is because it would take burglars a lot of time to cut through strong wooden windows. Burglars do not have that kind of time or patience. Manufacturers have developed complicated mechanisms to make breaking into a house with a non-wooden window a lot harder than before. However, wooden windows are more secure in the natural sense of things.
What is the BEST Wood Type to Use for Windows?
There are several thousand types of wood. The number should be placed at about 20,000. They differ in texture, color, hardness and ability bear load. Other differences include shrinkage coefficients, ease of drying, among others. When choosing a wood type for our client’s windows, we put their tastes into consideration. However, in our professional opinion, the best type of wood for windows are Scotch pine, Meranti and Oak.