Why choose timber windows?
Replacing your windows is an important investment. You’re considering the benefits of timber windows and the pros and cons of wooden frames versus uPVC because you want to make sure you’re getting the best product for your home.
Before reading our reasons why to choose timber windows, remember that Andrew Jaynes is a local company that specialises in wooden doors and windows. You can get in touch for expert, impartial advice about the best options for your timber windows upgrade.
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What are the benefits of timber windows?
There’s no denying that when it comes to wooden frames versus uPVC, the latter are often cheaper in terms of the initial outlay. But this alone should not be the only factor when considering upgrading your windows. For one thing, timber windows are by far a superior product for many reasons. These are…
1. Sheer good looks
Nothing beats the effect newly installed Andrew Jaynes windows have on a property. Timber windows have a classic authenticity that uPVC can’t compete with.
2. Whole life costs
uPVC windows have a life expectancy of about 15 – 25 years, after which they are unrepairable and end up in the landfill. Our Accoya windows have a life expectancy of 50 – 70+ years and can be repaired and repainted, looking good for longer.
3. Adds value to your home
The benefit of installing high-performance timber windows like ours is the recognisable added value and desirability of your home. Your house could see an increased price after investing in new windows since potential buyers will look at ageing or unsightly windows as future cost.
4. Energy efficiency
Timber windows from Andrew Jaynes can be single, double or triple glazed – Combined with the naturally insulating properties of timber to give thermal performance at industry leading levels. All of which can help to insulate your home, preventing heat-loss and saving you money.
Why not ask us about our heat-reflecting glazing?
5. Low maintenance
Reliable and stable timber sources, coupled with high-precision computer-controlled manufacturing has seen a revival in wooden windows. Andrew Jaynes timber framed windows for example, offer the best performance in the long term with durability, stability and minimal maintenance once installed. Meaning that traditional upkeep, rotting, warping and draughts are a thing of the past.
6. Environmentally sound
In a world where we’re increasingly concerned about the welfare of our planet, choosing a reliable and sustainable product like wood is a responsible decision. Not only is timber a renewable resource, but a single tree will absorb upto one tonne of carbon dioxide in its life and generate enough oxygen to support two people.
Andrew Jaynes only uses the best quality, responsibly sourced wood to make its windows and doors, and Accoya is our recommended timber. It’s fast-grown wood that undergoes an environmentally friendly treatment process that makes it virtually rot-proof and dimensionally stable. Managed plantations take 27 years to reach a harvestable age, and the timber itself lasts over 70 years in service after treatment. Accoya has a far greater environmental advantage than other hardwood timbers who typically harvest old growth at 60 – 100 years
7. No need to paint
Andrew Jaynes factory-finish the windows, meaning that everything arrives on site fully painted and protected. We use a Sikkens product, which is spray applied before the windows are glazed so that all hard to reach surfaces get fully covered. The result is a great-looking finish that – thanks to its flexibility and microporous breathability – is guaranteed up to 10 years.
We can paint them any colour you want, even colour-matching to your favourite paint range. Two colour finishes? Stain finish? We can do them all. Just get in touch to find out more.
8. Ideal for period properties
Replacing windows in a period property or listed building with plastic windows not only betrays the character of your historic home, but it’s also likely to be in violation of your planning permission. Andrew Jaynes is qualified to assess and guide you in making the right choice for your home.
Timber windows summary
Why choose timber windows? They’re flexible, classic and kinder to the environment. While they can cost more than uPVC at the outset, with a 50 year guarantee, and considering both whole life costs and increased home value they’ll pay for themselves in the long run.