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The benefits of Choosing Timber Framed Windows over UPVC

When putting windows into a new or already existing house, every homeowner is confronted with the issue of whether to choose timber framed windows or those made with artificially made materials like the plastic UPVC or metal. There is a compelling case for choosing timber framed windows whenever possible:

Appearance

Wooden window frames go well with virtually any architectural style. They are especially well suited for older homes, where plastic or metal might clash with the rest of the decor. In fact, some properties are listed as requiring all replacement windows to be timber framed in order to preserve the building’s historical integrity. UPVC windows often alter a house’s appearance in a sometimes dramatic and unwanted way, while timber framed windows always fit in.

Timber Framed Windows over UPVC

Environmental Advantages

Since wood is a completely natural material, it is no surprise that from an ecological perspective timber framed windows are considered the more environmentally friendly form of frame. Metal and UPVC are man-made substances that can not be sustainably manufactured. Trees are a renewable resource, especially if bought from a source that plants replacement timber. Some timber framed windows are themselves made of completely recycled wood.

Insulation

Wood has naturally insulating properties that will help to keep heat from leaking out of your house. As a result, there will be lower levels of carbon emissions from your house and less need to run your heater to replace lost heat. That translates into better health and lower heating bills. Timber framed windows are known for their resistance to wear and have great longevity with proper maintenance. That means as long as they are kept painted or stained, they should last for many years.

Style

Because there are so many varieties of wood, ranging from inexpensive styles like mahogany to higher priced wood like Maple, there is a type of timber framed window that will match any taste or budget. Which style is the right one depends on a number of factors relating to the age and architecture of the house and to the personal tastes of the homeowner. If you are willing to take the time to shop around, even top brands can be had at affordable prices.

Timber framed windows can match all the best features of UPVC or metal windows, while still blending in harmony with any house’s age and decor. Always consider the timber framed option whenever you buy windows.

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