Like many older homes, our little 1920s cottage suffered an unfortunate “remuddle” in the mid-1900s. We have spent many years restoring its original charm. But, by some miracle, most of the original wood-clad windows are still intact – and the ones that were removed were replaced with newer wood-clad windows.
I’ve always loved wood-clad windows for their timeless appeal, but they have a few other virtues that I hadn’t thought of. In this post, brought to me by a guest writer, we learn about the advantages of wood-clad windows.
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Creating a Vintage Look with Wooden Windows
The design of your property’s windows is important. This is because they have the capacity to dictate the overall style of your home. After all, they are a dominant feature when it comes to both the interior and the exterior of a building. When determining what option to go for, there are many things to consider. Do you go for something contemporary or conventional? Which material should you use? Should you bring color into the equation? This post reveals more about the option of a stunning vintage wooden window design.
Vintage styles are undoubtedly on trend at the moment so, if you want something that is going to wow, this is certainly the option to go for. Nevertheless, by opting for a traditional design you are also going to reap the rewards of timeless beauty.
You don’t have to worry about the window style ever being viewed as unfashionable or outdated. You have selected a design that transcends the barriers of time. Whether it is 2019 or 2030, your windows are going to look just as beautiful.
Wood is such a versatile material to use and it is probably the only option you can go for if you are trying to create a vintage look at your home. Other materials used today, such as PVC, have a contemporary feel. Wood, on the other hand, has been used in homes for years.
In fact, if you look at old heritage buildings you will see that the windows have been made from wood.
Yes, it may have been a different type of wood than used today, and construction methods may have improved, but it is still the same material – wood. If you are trying to emulate a traditional feel in your home, nobody can deny that wood boasts a rustic and authentic feel.
Nonetheless, despite the evident benefit of achieving the perfect vintage style with wooden windows, there are other benefits associated with selecting wood as your material of choice. Wooden windows from the likes of Reece Builders tend to represent good value for money. Nowadays you can generally have them installed at a more reasonable cost than you were able to before. Moreover, value is also achieved via the fact that wooden windows tend to last a lot longer when compared with other options and therefore you need not worry about replacements.
In addition to this, wood is efficient. It has a very low level of thermal conductivity and acts as an effective insulator. Wood windows also have the lowest environmental impact of any material used for window construction.
To summarize, there are clearly many benefits associated with using wood as your material of choice for window design. Nonetheless, the true benefit lies within the fact that you will be able to generate that fantastic vintage feel; beautiful and traditional windows which will stand the test of time.
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