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Everything You Need To Know About Wooden Windows

Everything You Need To Know About Wooden Windows

23 May 2023
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Everything You Need To Know About Wooden Windows

Wooden windows were once the most popular style of windows in many UK households. Since then, window technology has developed. In recent years, most windows are made from UPVC or aluminium. In saying that, wooden windows are still a very popular option in many households today for many reasons. 

As a window supplier and installer, we believe wooden windows are truly underestimated. In this FAQ article, we have gathered a few common questions about wooden windows to give you everything you need to know about timber windows from Salop Glass & Glazing. Let the questioning commence!

1) Do Wooden Windows Require High Maintenance?

There is a common misconception that wooden windows are high maintenance. However, they can be low maintenance, if they’re maintained and looked after properly. To ensure longevity, wooden windows should be checked and re-painted or re-stained every 6 months to once a year. The beauty of wooden windows is that they offer homeowners more flexibility in terms of being able to change the colour of their window frames if they decide to re-paint their exterior walls in the future.

2) How Long Do Wooden Windows Last?

With the right care and maintenance, wooden windows can be expected to last around 60 years or even longer. The length of time depends on a number of factors including the type of wood and the amount of sunlight exposure to name a few. Some window frame paints and stains help strengthen the wood as well as protect it from UV rays.

3) Are Wooden Windows Sustainable?

Crafted from certified sourced materials, our triple-glazed AURA timber windows are designed by Rationel with sustainability and high performance in mind. Available in 52mm triple-glazing or 32mm double-glazing, AURA windows can achieve U-values (measurement of heat loss) as low as 0.79, reducing both your CO2 emissions and heating costs.

4) Are Wooden Windows Weather Resistant?

You may be surprised to learn that our Rationel wooden windows are both weather-resistant and water-tight – making them the perfect window frames for the British weather! Able to tolerate extreme wind speeds of 60mph (similar to strong breezes) and 600 litres of rainwater without leakage or damage. These highly tested wooden windows are built to last a lifetime and combat any storm!

5) How Secure Are Wooden Windows?

Our Rationel timber windows are also manufactured with high security in mind. Each model is tested according to UK and European safety standards. Crafted with a laminated pane, fitted with security sealant and fastened with countersunk screws into the sturdy part of the window frame. The hinges are strengthened with extra-strong security angles, which prevents the sash from being pulled out of the frame.

Quality Wooden Windows At Salop Glass & Glazing

We hope this article has given you everything you need to know about wooden windows and answered any questions you may have along the way. At Salop Glass & Glazing, we have been supplying and installing windows, doors, conservatories and replacement glass & glazing for over 60 years to our customers across Telford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire and surrounding areas. 

Are you looking for quality Rationel timber windows to install into your home? You can make an enquiry online or call us at 01743 469332 for a quotation. Otherwise, if you have another question that is not answered above, please feel free to contact us.