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Every day without taking too much notice, we all stare out of the window. Windows offer us the chance to escape for those split seconds – however, many homeowners are quickly brought back to reality as they notice the chipped paintwork or damaged frames surrounding their view. In these situations, to bring your property back to its former glory its often required to replace your current windows for brand new sash windows, available from your local window specialists.

For homeowners who are looking to repair, replace or renovate their current windows, deciding on the best material for their new windows can produce a headache – depending on where you look, you’ll find arguments for wooden frames and in other places arguments for PVCu frames. Below is a brief guide outlining some of the benefits you can expect from both, helping you to make an informed decision when replacing your current windows.

Wooden:

Wooden windows, whether made from a hardwood or timber are guaranteed to provide your property with a natural beauty, which is difficult to replicate via other materials. The beauty comes from the natural grain of the wood, which can be enhanced through the application of a varnish or wood stain. For those who live in a period property, wooden frames can help retain the building's original features, whilst still offering unbeatable strength.

Many window specialists will be able to manufacture wooden windows which are designed and crafted to your exact requirements, ensuring you get the ultimate windows for your premises. Along with producing wooden frames to suit your needs, as wood sashes become more popular, window firms are ensuring they use only the finest timber materials available which are guaranteed to last for years.

PVCu:

PVCu windows are becoming increasingly popular throughout many towns and cities within the UK, due to the array of benefits that they offer a property – one of the main benefits which is often a deciding factor is the limited maintenance they require once installed. Along with requiring little maintenance, PVCu windows are also known to reduce the condensation built up around the window, due to the way they’ve been manufactured and also the materials used.

Unfortunately some homeowners are still a bit sceptical when it comes to the beauty of PCVu windows. However, through the advances within the window industry, it’s now possible to purchase PCVu frames which will retain the finer attention to detail which can be found within traditional wooden sashes, ensuring the property remains aesthetically pleasing.

Ultimately, when it comes to making a decision between wood and PVCu sash windows the final decision will come down to personal preferences. However, through your local window specialists you’ll be able to see firsthand a range of wooden and PVCu sash windows, allowing you to make an informed decision, ensuring your property looks stunning for years to come.

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