Do I Need to Maintain My New Wood Windows?
New wood windows will probably require some maintenance over their lifetime. For the least maintenance, select windows with aluminum or vinyl cladding on the exterior. Since aluminum cladding is painted, a large array of standard and customized colors are available. However, you need to be sure that the integrity of the cladding is maintained over time. If the seal breaks down, water can get trapped behind the cladding and cause the wood to deteriorate.
Most wood replacement windows use frames made of western pine. This wood has excellent performance properties for windows and is reasonably priced. However, you need to be sure that they say properly sealed. If they are not properly sealed, wood is a porous material that will absorb moisture causing it to swell and rot.
To see some of the work we have already completed, Click on the following link: Energy Swing Gallery