Wooden windows offer a unique charm to homes that is just not quite the same feel as other more modern options in windows. However, since we live in the Northeast and see lots of rain, wood windows aren’t necessarily a practical option. Luckily you are not alone in your desire to have those beautiful, charming windows! We now offer wood clad windows at Puget Sound Window & Door. So what are wood clad windows, and how are they different from wooden windows?
Wood Clad Windows are More Durable than Wooden Windows
While wooden windows are beautiful to look at, the heavy rain we experience here in Washington can really take its toll after a while. Ensuring your investment will last for years to come is very important in the design and purchasing process. Wooden windows are wooden all over. Since wood is very porous, it can absorb water and warp easily.
Wood clad windows solve this problem by being wooden only on the inside of the home. The exterior portion of the window will be made of a different material like vinyl or aluminum. This allows the interior of your home to have all the charm and richness a wooden window has to offer while still being as durable as other types of windows on the exterior.
Wood Clad Windows are more Energy Efficient
Since the wood is porous, and a wooden window is exposed to the elements, your home will have more temperature fluctuations. Purchasing a wood clad window prevents this from happening as much with the exterior being protected by a more weather-resistant material. Windows are such large surfaces for heat or cold to enter our homes. We want to be sure the ones we purchase will help to keep our heat inside when it is very cold and rainy out. Having an extra layer over the wood will certainly help with this. This could save you quite a bit of money over the years!
Wood Clad Windows Allow for more Design Flexibility
Designing your home will be simpler with wood clad windows. Having the rich wood interior will go with many designs you choose for your home. At the same time, it will allow you to be cohesive with the outside of your home as well. Adding aluminum or vinyl to the exterior can make your home feel more modern or ensure you have plenty of color options to choose from when the time comes. Our experts are happy to show you all of the options available in-store and ensure you get the best fit for your home and needs.
If you are looking for new windows for your home, Puget Sound Window & Door has exactly what you need. We offer vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, and wood clad window options. Come by to see samples of what each type could look and feel like in your space. Our experts will help you make decisions and keep you informed of what will best meet your needs.