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.
RETAIN PERIOD CHARM
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.
EMBRACE GREEN CREDENTIALS
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 you home, improving your energy efficiency and cutting household fuel bills.
LOOK FORWARD TO LONGEVITY
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 to pay for an entire window when you need to carry out a repair. As well as softwoods and hardwoods, Ventrolla use a special engineered wood called Accoya to make component parts in their windows. Incredibly stable, rot (and warp) resistant, it allows your new windows to retain the character of wood while offering exceptional durability.
ENJOY TIMBER’S VERSATILITY
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 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, your can make an enquiry online today or call 0800 0277 454 – we look forward to hearing from you.