Before there was vinyl or aluminum, window manufacturers made their windows out of wood. And they were great: you could paint or stain them any color you wanted, they did a good job of keeping out the elements, and they were easily repaired. And, truth be told, nothing surpasses the beauty and timelessness of a classic wood window. But, Mother Nature is not kind to wood.
So, window manufacturers got clever and introduced the “wood-clad” window. By covering the outside of the window frame and sashes with a material like aluminum or vinyl, homeowners could enjoy the beauty of a traditional wood window on the inside while still having a “low-maintenance” window on the outside.
Some of the biggest window manufacturers in the country – Marvin, Andersen, and Pella to name a few – all make a wood-clad window. Wood is timeless, it is very energy efficient, and it is strong, making wood-clad windows a natural choice if you want to keep the old-world charm of wood in your home. And wood windows are very versatile.
With a wood interior, you can paint or stain them to match your current home’s decor or, better still, each room can have a different color window. And if you get bored of the color in a few years, just get out the paint and start again.
At 12 Penny Exteriors, your local Window Depot, we have extensive experience with wood-clad windows and would be happy to see if these would be right for you.
(Call us today and schedule an appointment with one of our 12 Penny product specialists to learn more.)
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