Benefits of installing wooden frame windows in urban homes


For many years, wooden frame windows have been used in rural homes to provide added protection against strong winds, rain, and hailstones. Many urban homes are yet to jump on the bandwagon of wooden windows. These unique window frames are not just useful for aesthetic appeal; they are also highly durable options and can be fitted on many different types of premises.

While urban homeowners may rush towards selecting plastic (PVC) or even all-glass frames for their windows, this piece will explain why wooden frames have stood the test of time and are still a top choice for your modern home.

Better insulation

As homeowners try to cut down on energy consumption, windows often play a big role in how well the home is insulated. Poorly insulated windows leak air and cause HVAC systems to work harder than they need to, thus driving up utility bills.

Wooden frame windows are among the best insulated windows out there. Did you know that wood is 1800 times better at insulating than aluminium? This means that you can enjoy better indoor air quality and reduced utility bills.

Increase aesthetic appeal

A big reason why wooden frame windows have stood the test of time is because of their authentic look on the home. Wood provides a warm and elegant touch to the home, from both inside and outside. And with the multiple frame designs that are in the market, you will easily match your wooden frames with elements of your home décor.

In addition, wood can be painted in many different colours to provide added texture and ambience to the home.

Wooden frames are durable

The durability of wooden framed windows is difficult to compete with. When properly maintained, they can last for many years. Wood is also not prone to rust, corrosion, and other environmental factors. Therefore, if you live in a humid urban area, you don't have to worry about constant wear and tear.


Wooden frames are more affordable than most people think. In fact, they cost less than other materials such as PVC or aluminium. Maple wooden frames are among the most affordable, but homeowners also have the choice of selecting higher grades such as mahogany for added functionality and durability. During the production process, timber frames use less energy to manufacture (because they are naturally occurring) than plastic frames such as PVC. Urban homeowners who are conscious about the environment will appreciate these energy savings.

Don't expand easily

Wooden frames are the least likely to expand and contract significantly when the weather changes. This means that the window frame will remain in place without becoming dislodged or cracking due to changes in size.

Urban homeowners, similar to their rural counterparts, can enjoy the numerous benefits of reliable and effective wooden framed windows.


22 March 2018

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