Are Wooden Windows Worth The Investment?

| 31 OCT 2016

Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) has become the go-to material for most modern windows and doorframes. This is especially obvious in new buildings and subdivisions where the most cost-effective and homogeneous-looking materials are used to create a standardized look and feel while also maintaining style and modernity. However, many homeowners are choosing to install wooden windows without first doing their research on the pros and cons. Although there are some benefits to wooden windows, they typically come with a higher price tag and have some drawbacks compared to synthetics. Keep the below information in mind before installing wooden windows in your home: High cost: Wooden window frames cost much more than synthetic frames. In order to have a quality wooden window, you would need to invest in the highest quality wood, making your budget much higher – often two to three times as much. Synthetic materials are both cost-effective and long-lasting. Vulnerable to insects and mold: Wooden windows are attractive to insects like termites, beetles and carpenter ants, all of which can cause extensive damage to your home. As well, your windows can become victim to mold or fungi as a result of moisture buildup. To prevent bug infestation or mold,…

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