How Long Should Timber Windows Last?


It is a common misconception that timber (or wooden) windows are more susceptible to the effects of the weather, and will therefore rot far quicker than uPVC. This is indeed a myth. Modern uPVC windows have an average lifespan of around 35 years. Whereas modern timber windows now have a life expectancy of around 60 years, and dependant on the wood used and the upkeep of maintenance, they can last much longer than this.

uPVC windows are also as much open to the elements as timber frames, however, there is very little that can be done to ensure that they continue to look as new as possible. Whereas by treating your timber frames regularly, they will continue to look newer and will be less likely to show age-related marks.

Another common myth is that timber windows are significantly more expensive than uPVC. Whilst this can be true a fair amount of the time, if it is taken into consideration, the expected lifespan would mean that, in the long run, they work out more cost-effective.

Are Timber Windows Right For Me?

While we can’t make the decision for you, we can help you to make the right choice for your home. Timber windows can suit all types of home, from country cottages – keeping their country feel, to modern homes to give them a more classic look. They can also be treated in a number of colours to suit the look you are aiming for, for your home. Head over to our dedication timber windows page for more information, or timber doors to find out more.

Timber Windows from Salop Glass

Here at Salop Glass, we aim to find the right products for our customers the first time, every time. Our expert team is on hand to answer any questions you may have both before and after. If you are thinking about timber windows but are open to alternatives, take a look at our uPVC windows or composite windows for some more information. Alternatively, give us a call today and we will be happy to assist you.