windows can be painted or stained, and are strong and easy
to work with. Ease-of-use makes for easier custom windows,
which is why highly detailed window frame designs are typically
made from wood. With regard to energy efficiency, few sash
and frame materials are better insulators than wood.
feel free to contact us for advice
Pane Wooden Windows:
your house to the outside and giving maximum ventilation,
the Full Pane Wooden Window allows for breathability and versatility
across a variety of design applications. It's side-hung design
helps to create a sense of space and is the perfect complement
to open plan living.
Pane Wooden Windows:
Small Pane Wooden Window, also known as the Cottage Pane Window,
has the versatility to work well across quite a number of
design applications. Even so, it is often seen featured in
many warm. cosy holiday cottages dotted all along the South
Hung Wooden Windows:
open by a stay, this range of wooden windows can fit in with
almost any contemporary abode. Key to its appeal is simplicity
in form and flexibility in usage. In combination with either
standard or sliding doors, the Top Hung windows not only add
a sense of space on an aesthetic level, but also improves
ventiliation on a practical one.
Sash Wooden Windows:
the unmistakeable touch of the Cape Dutch style, the Mock
Sash Wooden Window range is a classical addition that fits
with any contemporary application or architectural design.
Affordable and easy to install, this range of window comes
in a large variety of either small or full pane configurations.
the aesthetically perfect Round Top Wooden Window to all standard
window shapes. Adding that little bit of extra appeal and
shape to the hard corners of square and rectangular window
designs, they let in significantly more light. Available in
both small and full pane designs, the Round Top Windows are
quality crafted from only the very best hardwoods.
only downside to using wooden windows is that they require
regular maintenance. Peeling paint is more than an eyesore,
it's a sign that wood is being exposed to weather, which will
ultimately cause it to rot. A small number of high-end producers
use rot-resistant species like mahogany, but most domestically
manufactured windows are made from less-resistant wood species
such as pine. That said, a properly maintained wooden window
could last hundreds of years.
of wooden windows:
Wooden Windows are designed and engineered to meet the requirements
of modern living and construction. Any high-performance, engineered
product - whether it is a boiler,
washing machine, car or window (of any material) – will
need some form of maintenance in order to ensure
its long life. Failure to keep to a planned maintenance schedule
may at best ruin the wooden window’s appearance and,
at worst, could lead to the early deterioration of the components.
The natural beauty of wood as a material for windows means
that, if maintenance is carried out regularly,
it will retain its visual appeal for a lifetime.
What you need to maintain on a wooden window:
Unless correctly maintained, there is a reasonable chance
that anything in a product that can go wrong will
go wrong. It is therefore necessary to check all aspects of
a wooden window. The most important elements to
maintain are the coating system and the hardware. However,
it is advisable to check the whole window
(interior and exterior) for any signs of deterioration. If
there are any causes for concern, follow these guidelines.
If the problem persists, contact the window manufacturer.
The type and level of maintenance required will depend on
the wooden window’s location and exposure to the
few guidelines for maintenance of wooden windows:
and algae - All wooden windows can suffer from mould
and algae caused by airborne spores, which settle on the surface.
To remove mould and algae, wash with a solution of one part
bleach to two parts water, and leave for 20 minutes to work.
Then rinse. If the blemish is stubborn, scrub with a stiff
nylon bristle (not metallic) brush.
Cleaning and washing - Wash with hot water
and liquid detergent every 6 months. Rinse with clean
water. During this process it is advisable to inspect all
components of the window for defects and take action
Damage - If any part of the window’s
coating system is damaged to the point of showing bare wood,
contact the manufacturer to find out which is the appropriate
coating material to use and their practical instructions on
how to maintain it.
products deteriorate over time and this is particularly true
of those that are exposed to the elements.
Wind, rain and sunlight – not to mention wind-borne
spores and insects – all contribute to the breakdown
and deterioration of all materials’ appearance. It is
therefore important to protect your wooden windows by putting
a barrier between them and the elements.
beauty of re-coating wooden windows is that when they are
done, they look brand
new again. Alternative materials can go permanently yellow
or grey, or become pitted and brittle.
the surfaces of your wooden windows become damaged or exposed
to the elements, contact the manufacturer to find out what
the best procedure is to prepare the wood for re-decorating,
and which sealants are best to use.
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