Wood windows are becoming status symbols in our local north Texas market. The warmth and beauty of a stained wood interior is craved and highly sought after in the high end luxury market.
Of the four classes of windows made a wood window is the only type where the parts are not a manufactured result. Obviously, wood is a naturally growing material. Inherently wood has a capability to succumb to decay, mold, rot and insect infestation. But if proper steps are taken these issues can be mitigated or totally prevented
Primed Wood Windows— A factory primer coat or field applied coat precedes painting. It is necessary to paint the exposed exterior surfaces within the manufacturer’s recommended time. And of course subsequent repainting is required.
A Raw wood window— can accept a wood stain and sealer. But like the Primed it will require periodic upkeep.
Clad Wood— here the windows exposed exterior parts are clad or sheathed over with a hard surface material shielding it from the naturally induced problems mentioned above. Clad material options span from aluminum, to fiberglass or vinyl. Each option is available in a multitude of colors.
Due to the higher cost of wood over vinyl and fiberglass, Wood is becoming a status symbol in our local north Texas market. The warmth and beauty of a stained wood interior is craved and highly sought after in the high end luxury market.
Until recently, wood was the standard by which all windows were measured in terms of energy efficiency. But with recent advances in frame technology in both vinyl and fiberglass—the differences have been narrowed so that they are nearly equivalent to one another.