When it comes to replacing your windows there are several choices before you; what style do you want? What material do you want to use? How many layers of glazing should there be? These are all things you should consider when you are making your decision. And when it comes to choosing the right window material there is no denying that uPVC is decidedly more affordable. But there are times where cheaper is not always better, especially when it comes to choosing your window frames. At times investing a little more at the beginning can make all the difference in the long term.
Here at Premier Windows, we specialise in replacement windows of all different styles and materials, including the incredible timber windows that we offer. We’ve been working in the industry for many years and we have come to understand that all of our windows have their own advantages and disadvantages, and timber is one of the best materials available. To help you make your decision, we have compiled a list of some of the leading benefits of timber windows.
Style isn’t everything but there’s no denying that there’s something lovely about having a home that looks exactly the way you want to and nothing beats the classic authenticity of timber windows. They just look amazing. Even though uPVC has evolved a lot in the last few decades, offering you an unexpected range of styles and colour, timber is still the best looking material. This is especially an important thing to consider when you live in a listed or period property. Timber windows just fit the aesthetic, in fact, they fit almost every aesthetic and uPVC just cannot compete.
Has as a Longer Life Expectancy
This one often surprises customers, who assume that because timber is a natural material, it will degrade faster than a form of plastic. But this is far from the case. uPVC Windows only have a life expectancy of about 25 years whereas timber windows can be expected to live more than 70 years when properly looked after. They are also much easier to repair as you can sand down, repair and repaint timber, well UPVC just ends up in the landfill. This means that timber is not only better for your pockets in the long run, but they are all so much better for the planet.
Adds Value to your Property
We never want our properties to go into depreciation and one of the ways that we can make sure the value of our home is always increasing is by choosing great products. This includes timber windows, which offer you both the high performance that you’re looking for alongside the stunning aesthetic that your potential buyers are looking for. Of course, the value of your house will always increase when you are investing in things like Windows, but timber just adds that little something extra that many potential buyers are looking for.
Act as a Great Insulator
One of the key reasons why you might want to install new windows is the fact that they keep your home warm. Over time, the seals in a window will start to degrade, particularly in UPVC windows. Once those seals have degraded, your windows stop being a force of insulation in your home. Unless you want to start spending even more on your energy bills, we would suggest replacing them at this point and what better material to replace them with than timber? Our replacement timber windows are high quality and energy-efficient, keeping your home warm all year round.
If you would like to find out a bit more about timber windows and the benefits they bring, then feel free to have a conversation with our team today by calling 020 8683 4446.