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Why You Should Chose To No To Vinyl Windows And Rebuild Your Original Historic Wooden Windows

Why You Should Chose To No To Vinyl Windows And Rebuild Your Original Historic Wooden Windows


    

Why You Should Chose To No To Vinyl Windows And Rebuild Your Original Historic Wooden Windows

by Martin Churchill Spencer

You will often be advised to replace the wooden windows in your home with aluminum or plastic windows. Before you make the decision to replace older wooden windows, consider the following reasons to say no to plastic windows and restore your original historic wooden windows.

Wooden windows are designed for a long life. Many historic wooden windows will last for two hundred years as long as they are painted on a regular basis. In addition, wood windows are made to be repaired and restored easily. A good cabinet shop can make any part to restore your wooden windows to like new condition, even if your windows are having problems with rot.

In contrast, plastic windows only have a lifespan of twenty years before then need to be replaced. The chemicals that are in the plastic that keep it from getting brittle will evaporate from the material over time and parts of the window will begin to break.

The double glazed vinyl window is often held out as a cure to winter weather for your home. Good quality wood windows that have storm windows placed over them actually make a better insulator than the best of the vinyl double glazed windows. There is more air trapped between the glass with the storm window.

Storm windows never get permanently fogged like double glazed windows will. You will not have to worry about leaking gaskets that render these windows unsightly and ineffective at insulating the home.

Wood windows offer superior looks to plastic windows. Plastic bars over glass cannot give the authentic look of wood windows. In addition, these windows will eventually bring the value of your home down.

Restoring the historic wooden windows can improve the looks of your home but will also keep its value high for many years. Windows that have been restored properly can easily last for another hundred years.

About the Author:
Cleaning your windows in London can be a pain for people to do themselves, why not get a company to do window cleaning. Sash window repairs London can help. They also provide services for Sash Window Draught Proofing.


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