If you’re looking to replace timber windows, which have gone past the point of restoration, you may be asking yourself whether you should opt for timber or uPVC. While on paper uPVC windows may be cheaper, this is very much a short term benefit. Let’s take a look at the reasons why timber ticks all your boxes.
It’s likely that the windows you are replacing will be timber if you live in a period property. So the beauty of choosing wood for your new windows is that you can replicate the material as well as detail of the original design, sympathetically. Being true to the architectural character of your home is also the best way to maintain its value, financially and aesthetically. Investing in new timber windows, with innovative draught proofing built in, can even add value by boosting energy efficiency and reducing noise from outside. And wood never goes out of fashion either, so the timeless quality of timber windows is there for generations to enjoy.
Using wood from a sustainable source means that timber windows are environmentally friendly – unlike most other materials used to make windows, such as plastic, steel and aluminium. And if uPVC ends up in landfill, it can take decades to decompose. Timber is also a natural insulator, and coupled with high-performance single or double glazing, your windows will help prevent heat loss from your home, improving your energy efficiency and cutting household fuel bills.
Properly maintained timber windows will always outlast their uPVC counterparts, which can discolour and become brittle after as few as 20 years. So, any initial cost savings are lost when your windows need replacing again. Maintained, treated and cared for in the correct way, timber windows can be enjoyed for as long as 100 years – and as the component parts can be repaired or replaced, you don’t have to pay for an entire window when you need to carry out a repair. As well as softwoods and hardwoods, Ventrolla use a specially engineered wood called Accoya to make component parts in their windows. Incredibly stable, and rot (and warp) resistant, it allows your new windows to retain the character of the wood while offering exceptional durability.
Wooden windows can be made to the exact thickness, with slimmer frames and a choice of single, double or secondary glazing. Craftsmen, like those at Ventrolla, can carve architectural details in your replacement windows, too. So, whatever the demands of your property, you can be sure that wooden windows will fit in, seamlessly. Of course, where they really come into their own is with your choice of finish. Unlike uPVC window frames, wood can be stained, varnished or painted in a myriad of colours to complement the style of your home’s exterior and interior. So you can pick a period colour and then change your look to something more on‐trend – the choice really is yours
If you’d like more information on our range of timber windows and doors or sash window repairs, get in touch with experts, like Ventrolla.
If you need timber windows and doors for your home renovation project, and you have a question you’d like to ask our team, you can make an enquiry online today – we look forward to hearing from you.
There are several reasons to invest in timber windows, including their natural beauty, durability, energy efficiency, and sustainability. They can also add value to your property and offer better insulation and noise reduction than other materials.
The cost of timber windows can vary depending on the type of wood used, the size and style of the window, and the level of customisation. While they may be more expensive than some other materials, they can offer long-term savings through their energy efficiency and durability.
Like all windows, timber windows require regular maintenance to ensure they remain in good condition. This includes cleaning, painting or staining, and sealing to protect against moisture damage.
Yes, timber windows can be customized to suit your property’s style and requirements. They come in a range of sizes, shapes, and finishes, and can be designed to match the architectural features of your home.
Timber windows are a sustainable choice as wood is a renewable resource. Additionally, they have a low carbon footprint as they require less energy to produce than other materials, such as uPVC or aluminium.
With proper maintenance, timber windows can last for several decades, making them a durable and long-lasting choice for your property.
If you’re planning a home renovation project and require timber windows and doors, you can reach out to our team with any queries you may have by submitting an online enquiry today. We eagerly anticipate hearing from you.