Every type of window offers pros and cons, depending on the materials used in its frame, and wood windows are no different. They are easy to paint or stain, making it simple to ensure they complement the interior of your home, and can be milled into an unlimited variety of shapes and sizes. Plus, it’s very attractive.
On the flip side, they are more expensive than other types of windows, and require consistent maintenance to last indefinitely. Without regular care—especially in a dry climate like Phoenix—they will not last. Therefore, we don’t recommend wood windows for most homes in Arizona.
If it’s simply a homeowner that prefers the look of wood, we often recommend an aluminum-clad product that features wood on the interior, and aluminum on the exterior. It is much easier to maintain, and lasts longer. There are also high-end fiberglass and vinyl windows available that require little-to-no maintenance, are energy-efficient, and strong enough to withstand two or three decades of Arizona weather.
If we come out to your home to provide an estimate, we’re happy to discuss your options, the pros and cons of each, and which styles might best complement your home and budget.
“Sal was very responsive and interested in filling our needs and not just selling us a product. Great follow up throughout and everything was performed on schedule. The installation crew did a great job and everything looks great.
DunRite replaced fourteen windows.”
Here’s What Our Customers Say…
The installers were efficient and cleaned everything up nicely. Our salesman, Sal, was awesome. He was very accommodating. He answered some questions for me about other windows and doors in my house. He offered my advice on some screen installation. He actually recommended a different type of company to complete the work I wanted done. (just like the movie Miracle on 34th Street). We were not happy with one of the choices we made with the door installation. We thought we would like our choice of framework but did not like the selection once it was up. Even though it was DunRite’s fault, they exchanged the section we were not happy with and did not charge us extra money for their time or the new materials.
I would highly recommend the company.
Are you considering wood windows? Know this first.
Often the most expensive material choice in replacement windows for a home, there’s no denying that wood windows are gorgeous.
But before you buy, it’s important to realize they can be high maintenance, requiring a diligent eye to ensure moisture doesn’t enter the wood. Sanding them down, repainting or restaining, and watching for potential repair can be required annually to keep them weatherproof.
To get a similar look, DunRite often recommends one of our higher end aluminum-clad window products. From the inside of the home, it matches the appearance of an all-wood window, but the exterior is wrapped in aluminum to protect it from the elements and reduce maintenance.
If you’re interested in a high-end window like this, be sure to ask us about them!
Do you have wood windows in your home?
If you already have wood windows in your home that show signs of extensive damage or rot, are difficult to open or close, or have fogged glass, then it could be time to replace them.
We offer wood windows from Andersen and Pella, both with exterior cladding to reduce maintenance, and a variety of styles and colors. Even different types of wood are available, ranging from Pine to Mahogany or Douglas Fir wood. We’d be happy to discuss which might fit your individual budget and home design.
We can also replace old wood windows with modern fiberglass, vinyl or composite options, too, if you’d like something with less maintenance, a thinner profile, or a more cost-effective approach. Because we sell and install multiple brands, we can easily discuss the pros and cons of each, and the wide variety of choices available.
Each brand we sell is carefully screened for quality, warranty and customer service, so you can have the best possible experience.
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