Advantages of Wooden Window Frames
⦁ Wooden window frames can suit majority of properties, especially traditional looking properties.
⦁ Timber window frames can be stained or painted any colour.
⦁ One of the handy benefits of wood window frames is that they can be re-painted.
⦁ You can choose from a variety of woods when getting wooden window frames, such as hardwood windows and timber window frames.
⦁ They are environment friendly unlike PVC-u.
⦁ So long as they are maintained properly, they can last for many years, unlike the less than 30 year expectancy of PVC-u.
⦁ Wood is a natural insulator, which means your bills will be reduced.
⦁ Window repair is much easier with wooden window frames, as you can repair a section of the frame without having to replace the whole frame – this is harder with PVC-u or aluminium frame windows.
⦁ These wooden frames are made from recyclable and reusable materials.
⦁ They are more energy-efficient than aluminium.
Disadvantages of Wooden Window Frames
⦁ Wood windows require maintenance.
⦁ If they are not properly installed, problems such as rattling windows and drafts can occur.
⦁ If your window frame is poorly finished and is not maintained, the wood can get damaged from the weather.
⦁ Wooden window frames are more expensive than most window frame options.
Advantages of Aluminium Window Frames
⦁ Aluminium windows help to increase security.
⦁ This option is cheaper than wood and is also cheaper to install.
⦁ Aluminium frame windows are also light and strong.
⦁ They can be made to fit any window shape.
⦁ One of the handy benefits of aluminium window frames, is that they are low maintenance.
⦁ This is a simple modern frame which suits many buildings.
⦁ They can increase the price of a home.
⦁ Another one of the aluminium window frames benefits is that this type of frame is 100% recyclable and is environmentally friendly.
⦁ Aluminium slimline windows have much slimmer frames compared to other window frames.
⦁ At Grovewood of Essex, we have designed our slimline aluminium windows so that the frames replicate those from the Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and the Edwardian era along with replicating the more modern and art deco slimline aluminium frame designs.
Disadvantages of Aluminium Window Frames
⦁ They do not hold heat well.
⦁ Aluminium can rust over time due to condensation and morning dew.
⦁ For a good quality, thermally insulated aluminium frame, the price will not be far off the price of wooden window frames.
Choosing Between Wood & Aluminium Window Frames
Ultimately, the decision is up to you and it is dependant on what style you feel will suit your home the most and what benefits you are looking to get out of installing either aluminium window frames or timber window frames.