Many people love the aesthetics and eco-friendly nature of timber windows. However, some don’t choose them because they think they are less efficient. While this can be true for single glazed ones, you can opt for double glazing and get similar performance to uPVC. In fact, wood is better at holding heat so they may be even better.
When most people think about double glazing they naturally consider uPVC. Some have trouble thinking that a timber window can have anything more than a single pane of glass. This is because traditionally this was how they were made. However, there have been big improvements in design and manufacturing. As a result, modern wooden windows can have extra glazing.
It is relatively easy to design a timber window frame so it can accommodate a double glazed unit. In fact, it may be even better because it is naturally easier to adapt wood. Skilful joiners can do this and still ensure the frame is stylish and great to look at.
Some home owners can have trouble replacing their windows. This is especially true if the openings are not standard. Wooden frames are a great alternative to uPVC here. If you need bespoke windows anyway, why not opt for strong, beautiful, eco-friendly timber? The joiners can create products to suit the exact measurements so there is no issue adapting them afterwards. This results in quicker fitting.
But will they last as long?
Many people choose uPVC double glazing because it can last for many years. However, the windows will wear with time. The plastic can discolour and warp. The latter can even compromise the seals around the glazing, resulting in issues like misting.
Good timbers have the potential to last for a very long time. In fact, there are buildings around the world with original wooden windows that are hundreds of years old. The key to the longevity is starting off with quality hardwood. Then, it is a case of maintaining the windows effectively. As an added benefit, timbers can look even better as they age and gain a patina.
Do you want to design your own timber windows?
At Wood & Wisdom we have a real passion for joinery. We are a little different to most providers though. This is because we work to combine traditional skills with modern innovations. The goal is to ensure we can provide the very best products.
So, if you want beautiful timber windows, rely on us. We can design them in various styles and have experience with different kinds of wood. In addition, we can offer double glazing to suit most styles of window.