Any woodwork around the house is a definite eye catcher and will increase the aesthetic appeal many times. While it can cost you a little more than regular aluminum windows, both in terms of material and maintenance cost, they can be a good investment.
So, are they really a thing of the past? Let’s find out:
It’s a common knowledge that wood is not long lasting due to its susceptibility to various temperatures. Wood will wither and bulge if it is exposed to water, hence when it rains wooden windows may not really be able to take it.
On the other hand, aluminum windows can take any temperature change. It does not get rusted, hence is a great option during the rainy season. Also, these are stronger and more long lasting when compared to the wooden windows.
Wooden windows definitely add appeal to your home. It can make a simple house look many times more valuable because wood has that effect on your eyes. They can be carved to various shapes and forms, offering flexibility in designing and a chance to stand out from factory made regular windows.
Aluminum, though a malleable metal, cannot be carved or shaped like wooden windows. If the right quality and design are not chosen, it can even make a luxurious house look cheap and tacky. However, aluminum windows come in various colors. You can pick and choose the color to suit your needs. I got double glazed windows in my favourite colour and it has made a sea of difference to my house.
Wood is definitely more expensive than aluminum. It costs you more to procure wood, make them into windows and maintain them. They need to be polished from time to time to ensure they retain their beauty.
Aluminum, on the other hand, is very easy to procure well within a budget. They are easy to maintain and cost almost nothing to maintain. They require being dusted and cleaned from time to time. Since they are water resistant, they can be washed down too.