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Homeowners all around the Minneapolis metro are finding out that it’s possible to have beautiful wood windows without all the drawbacks of real wood exteriors when they choose wood windows with maintenance-free cladding. It’s the best way to get gorgeous beauty inside your home while avoiding all the upkeep and maintenance expense that all-wood windows require.
Wood windows just don’t go well in a typical Minneapolis climate.That’s one reason why the builders and owners of those magnificent older homes you see scattered around the Twin Cities in areas like Summit Avenue in St. Paul and Lowry Hill in Minneapolis put storm windows on their homes each fall. Of course, those storm windows acted as additional insulation to keep out cold winds but they also protected them from winter’s precipitation.
But modern window technology has created a window that preserves the beauty of real wood window frames by combining wood with an exterior coating like vinyl, aluminum or fiberglass to protect the outside of those frames.
The wood clad window first appeared on the residential replacement window scene in the early 1970s. This time period was one filled with a lot of innovations in home windows. Vinyl windows were becoming popular about this time, considered a substantial improvement in the aluminum window frames, introduced in the 1930s. And while we don’t recommend aluminum window frames for our area, extruded aluminum makes a terrific exterior protective cladding for wood window frames. Wood clad windows may cost more than comparable all-wood ones, there are a number of benefits that make the additional expense more than worth it.
To find out more about what wood clad windows can do for your home, contact us today. We’d be happy to make an appointment for you to review our various replacement window manufacturers and options to create the perfect window solution for your home.
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