Replacement windows can be one of the largest home improvements any home owner will ever do. Ask anyone who has recently replaced their inefficient or rotting windows - the process can be very confusing. If you are shopping for your new, more energy-efficient windows, educating yourself or finding a contractor willing to honestly compare features and benefits of the different brands can go a long way in ensuring your satisfaction.
Here a just a few points to consider about wood windows during the process of selecting which type will be best for you.
Most wood windows carry warranties of varying lengths for different parts of the window. The glass usually has a warranty for glass and other components. For example many brands have a 20-year warranty on glass and a 10-yr warranty of non-glass components.
Wood replacement windows offer a huge variety of options that allow home owners to customize their project. One benefit of wood over vinyl is the ability to finish the wood to match existing trim. Actually a lot of manufacturers are offering prefinished options that can lower the overall cost and length of project since there will not be a need to finish products.