When shopping for new windows, many homeowners completely forget to take the window frame into account. And believe it or not, the window frame is actually very important, especially in terms of aesthetics and energy efficiency. But which style of window frame is best?
Wood Window Frames: Window frames were traditionally made of wood because it was available and it was easy to work with. Today, many window frames are still made of wood because it is an aesthetically appealing material that is also incredibly durable. Wood is also an excellent insulator of both heat and sound.
Clad Window Frames: Wood window frames, while durable, can deteriorate over time from exposure to inclement weather. Because of this, it is recommended to use a clad window frame, which will be more durable than wood over the long term. Clad window frames include:
- Aluminum and Vinyl Cladding for Window Frames: Aluminum and vinyl stand up better to inclement weather than wood window frames, while also providing an attractive frame.
- UPVC Cladding for Window Frames: UPVC is an inexpensive plastic product that provides an ideal barrier against rain water and snow, protecting the wood inside. Plus, UPVC will not fade, rot, or crack!
So which is best? Well, that depends on your unique situation. Luckily, the window and door experts at Architectural Window Supply are here to help!
Our experienced staff will review your plans and discuss what you want to achieve, before they show you the many options available from our numerous suppliers.
Architectural Window Supply knows that windows and doors say a great deal about the people living behind them. That’s why, for the past 20 years, Architectural Window Supply has been the go-to choice for homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service.
If you have any further questions about Window Frames, any of Architectural Window Supply’s other vendors, or if you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website!
Since 1995, Architectural Window Supply, Inc. has been the premier supplier of custom wood windows and doors in the Baltimore/Washington area. We offer a vast array of custom window and door options that give a stylish, sophisticated look to any residential home or commercial building.
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