As designers, manufacturers and installers of casement windows in Sussex, we at Wood and Wisdom are big fans of oak windows. There’s some hesitation when it comes to purchasing oak windows (which seems very strange to us) and people don’t really know a lot about them besides their disadvantages. There’s actually a lot more to oak windows than people think, so we thought we’d help out by showing you just why they’re the best choice.
Now, obviously, oak windows have a huge aesthetic appeal. They look great in traditional and modern houses, adding that cosy touch that we all crave in a home, and can also be stained or painted to suit you and your surroundings. In terms of appearance, it doesn’t get better much than an oak window.
Something that’s less thought about but is becoming more and more of an issue is the sustainability and environmental impact of the materials we use. Oak is a renewable source unlike its man-made alternatives, making it instantly more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Compared to plastics, oak windows are the saviours of the environment. Being eco-friendly is something we should all consciously be thinking about in our day-to-day lives, and that doesn’t stop at windows!
The fact that oak is a natural insulator surely makes it perfect for windows! Having oak windows will help to keep your home nice and toasty, whilst reducing both your carbon emissions and your heating bills. This is definitely something to consider if the slightly higher price of oak is putting you off. It’s an investment and every time you pay less on heating, the price of those windows goes down.
Oak windows can last for an incredibly long time (a lifetime!) as long as they’re looked after properly. Again, this reduces the cost in the long run as you’re not going to have to replace them in ten or twenty years’ time. Everyone knows how annoying it is to install new windows so if you can avoid it, do so!
Contrary to what a lot of people think, maintenance of oak windows isn’t actually hard. As long as you weatherproof them and keep them in good condition, you’re not going to have much work on your hands at all! Besides, that tiny bit of maintenance is worth all those benefits, isn’t it?
Wood and Wisdom provide a range of products, including oak casement windows and sash windows Sussex. For tips and advice on timber windows, doors and orangeries or bespoke kitchens or conservatories, please call us on 01444 819 127.