In the hostile environments of oceanfront, mountain and desert locations, wood is without rivals in its durability and resistance to the elements. The thermal expansion of wood is among the lowest of all materials used in window production and manufacture. Windows as part of design, remain firm and stable when other materials fail and shift.
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Since wood windows are free from corrosion or rust and incredibly resistant to hostile weather conditions, they are easy to maintain by simply washing, or when needed, easily refurbished to their original beauty. Once the wood has been treated properly, the authentic look of the windows will last for decades.
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Wood offers excellent insulation (400 times higher value than steel) and is very condensation-resistant. Because of its "breathing" nature it helps to control humidity indoors. Wood is a sound-absorbing substance and barrier as well, giving your home or building a feeling of quiet and intimacy. Today's modern wood windows, with Low-E glazing, warm-edge technology and inert gas between the panes, offer home owners superior energy efficiency.
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The initial installation of wood windows can be somewhat more expensive than other windows like aluminum, steel or fiberglass. But the initial investment is more than justified in the durability of wood, which can last twice as long or more. Non-wood windows will likely have to be replaced at least once and probably twice before the wood windows even start to show signs of wear. Once a full lifecycle accounting is made, wood always wins.
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Wood windows and doors can look both traditional and modern, but they always convey a dramatic feeling of unmistakable quality. Wood can be painted in an infinite variety of colors and finishes to get exactly what is desired. Arches, sweeping curves, circular openings, and complete customization are standard features of wood windows. The size of wood windows is restricted only by the limitation on the size of the glass.
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Sustainability Commitment Video
Our commitment to sustainability in all phases of our production, and throughout our business operations, has given us a competitive advantage with our clients. More and more architects and builders, as well as owners, are coming to understand and appreciate that working with partners who embrace modern building values greatly enhances the end product. This video is about that commitment.
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