Do you have older wood windows? Are you wondering if it is time to replace them? Are you wondering if you should replace them with new windows made out of wood? The good news is that Progressive Insulation & Windows can help. We are ready to find the best way forward for you – whether that’s wood windows or something else. Call us now at (800) 500-6200 or check our window buyers guide to find out more.
Signs It is Time to Replace Wood Windows
If you have old wood windows and are not sure if it is time to replace them, take a close look at them. Are there gaps large enough to let in drafts or, worse, insects? Do your windows allow a lot of sound to come in? Have you noticed that the window frame is rotting? Are your window sashes stuck? Are the windows broken? If you answered yes to any of these then it is time to replace your wood windows. Now the question remains: Should you replace them with new wood windows or windows of another material.
The Disadvantages of Wood Windows
First, let us discuss what we do not recommend about wood windows. They can be very difficult to maintain. They require painting on a regular basis, which is not the case with any other modern type of window. Painting them does take time and money, but note that it also means they can last longer than other options like vinyl windows.
The biggest disadvantage of wood windows for most homeowners is the fact that they are more expensive than other options, especially vinyl windows. Keep in mind that you do get more for your money, such as longer-lasting windows (if you do the maintenance correctly) and optimal performance when it’s hot and humid.
The Advantages of Wood Windows
If you have a historic home, wood windows may be the only option to properly maintain the value and character of your home. You may find that replacing these original windows with vinyl options that do not fit in with the style can reduce the curb appeal – and even the value – of your home.
Wood windows generally improve the value of a home, which means that they provide a good return on investment. Finally, they are an eco-friendly choice. If choosing sustainable upgrades is important to you, then wood windows are likely the right choice.
Call Us Today for a Personalized Suggestion
If you are not sure what the right options are for you, we welcome you to contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 to learn more. We are happy to discuss your current windows and your wants and needs for new windows. We can go over the many options so you know what to do. Call or visit us now.