Why Choose Wood Windows?
Wood windows have been a popular choice for hundreds of years, and for good reason. Not only do high-quality wood windows have a rich, elegant look that improves the value of property, they are excellent insulators, so they’re one of the few types of windows that can compete with vinyl when it comes to energy efficiency and insulation qualities.
Here are just a few reasons that homeowners choose wood for their replacement windows:
- There are many different types of wood windows available, including pine, cherry, mahogany, oak, walnut, and more.
- The investment made to have wood windows installed is often returned in higher resale and home values.
- Wood has a distinctive look and feel that many homeowners simply love. Nothing imparts the look and feel of success like real wood.
There are, however, distinct disadvantages to having wood replacement windows installed in your home. For instance, while wood windows are strong insulators and can help reduce utility costs when they’re new, they age, and require much more ongoing maintenance than vinyl windows. Not only do wood window frames need to be sanded, repainted and repaired as they age, the sash (the framework that holds the panes of window in the frame) do too. And all wood windows are susceptible to rot and decay.
Another disadvantage of choosing wood windows is they are the most expensive type of window you can have installed. True, this investment is nearly always returned to homeowners in the form of increased property values and classic good looks, but for some homeowners, that initial investment can be burdensome.
Types of Wood Windows
If you’re considering having replacement or new wood windows installed in your home, you will have plenty of options to choose from. Wooden windows come in a wide selection of magnificent choices, including pine, oak, cherry, mahogany, cedar, walnut, and more. Whether you want your home steeped in deep, rich cherry wood or light, cheery oak, there’s a wooden window that’s right for your home’s aesthetic.
And, if your home already features natural wood or if you have wooden built-in furniture, choosing matching wood windows can be a beautiful addition that will inevitably increase the look and value of your home.
Our Wood Window Installation Services
If you need replacement or new wood windows for your home, we can help. We have nearly 30 years of experience installing vinyl, fiberglass and wood windows in Milwaukee and throughout the area.
Call us today at (414) 840-5211 for a free estimate.