The truth about modern timber windows

Last Updated: 28 September 2023

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They may have come under assault over the last few years by the rise of uPVC windows, but modern timber windows still remain a truly fantastic feature to add beauty, energy efficiency and value to any property. Attractive, incredibly durable and very long lasting, modern timber windows can provide all the benefits of uPVC windows, at a much high quality and aesthetic.

One of the main things that needlessly puts people off of investing in modern timber windows is the fact that they require some periodic maintenance in order to be kept working at their optimum quality, but this shouldn’t be the case. These types of window will need a small amount of repainting in their first year in order to ensure that they remain weatherproof, but after that timber windows only need repainting every 8-9 years.

Windows that really will last a lifetime

That small amount of maintenance however can result in a window that really does last a lifetime. A well-made, modern timber window system, factory-finished and treated against rot, can have been a guaranteed lifetime of around 50 years: far outlasting the lifetime of uPVC equivalents. According to the Green Builders Digest, ‘Well designed and well-maintained timber windows can and do last the lifetime of the building in which they are installed’, which makes it a perfect investment, not only to increase the attractiveness of your house and your energy efficiency, but also to increase the value of your property.

Reddish Joinery are specialists in the manufacture and installation of bespoke modern timber window systems. With over 30 years’ experience and expertise, as well as a dedicated team of highly skilled installers, we are committed to delivering a truly exceptional service for our customers. Have a browse of our selection of modern timber windows and get in touch!

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