Wood windows are the most traditional style of window and are found in most traditional style homes. Wood windows are great insulation, more so than steel or aluminum windows. Wood windows can last a very long time if cared for correctly. They are a great investment in your home but they require a lot of work so they are hard to care for with the homeowner’s busy schedules. Wood windows are the most Eco-friendly, for wood is a renewable resource.
Aluminum windows have many benefits, mentioning a few would be the carbon footprint, strength, price and durability. Aluminum windows generally save more energy every year than it took to produce them. Aluminum windows are recommended for hot climates based on the amount of energy savings. Homeowner’s heating and cooling costs reduce greatly based on the type of windows they have and aluminum windows do a great job. Aluminum windows are very durable, they won’t warp or sag in extreme temperatures giving homeowners the satisfaction for years to come. For the durability and the savings, aluminum windows won’t cost an arm and a leg. Generally, they are priced in the spectrum with other style window frames so you are able to find them at a reasonable price. Aluminum windows have one of the highest recycling rates of all windows.
Wood siding is a beautiful addition to any home, but it is very high maintenance. Some types of wood are much better than others when it comes to picking a wood siding. Cedar wood and redwood are generally the best for siding for it has natural elements that help it from rotting or decaying prematurely. Cedar wood siding is much more common for the type of wood is easier to find. Cedar siding is loved because of its beautiful colors and grains. It is durable and cedar is able to resist cupping and swelling in the siding. Redwood siding resists shrinking and warping which is a positive thing in climates that has moisture and rain. Wood siding can last a lifetime if they are cared for properly. They average around 75 years with the proper care.