In recent years, you might have noticed that vinyl has become increasingly popular for contractors and new homeowners alike. Vinyl is an effective material for window frames and patio doors because of its tolerance to extreme weather and ease of maintenance. For some, however, vinyl doesn’t offer the same visual appeals as wood or aluminum fixtures. At Harvey Building Products, we have great wood windows that fit well in any modern home. Here is what we offer with all of our wood windows.
1. A Custom Fit
Like our other models, including our high-efficiency vinyl windows, our wood windows come in all shapes and sizes. This means you can get the perfect window for any space in your home. We offer wood windows in a variety of styles including double hung, awning, casement, bay and bow, and specialty shapes. One of our newest offerings, the Majesty gliding wood window, is also available in a wide range of sizes. It provides the beauty of wood with the resilience and longevity of aluminum, and with its gliding mechanism, it is perfect for locations in your home that may not accommodate casement or awning windows.
Not only do these custom fits make our wood windows extra unique, but they also give you the opportunity to experiment with designs you may have otherwise thought impossible.
Some homeowners choose not to replace old windows because they have yet to find the exact fit and style they are looking for. We are quite flexible with materials and styling, so we’re sure you’ll find what you need to make your home comfortable and beautiful.
2. Elegant Hardware
Hardware is a major element of window fixtures. You want to be able to choose an operating system that is comfortable to use and that ties in well with the rest of the window frame. Our hardware pairs perfectly with wood windows, and you can choose from a variety of different latch types and operating systems.
3. ENERGY STAR Glazing
We offer all of our windows with ENERGY STAR glazing for optimal thermal performance. Wood windows come with anything our vinyl windows would come with, so you aren’t sacrificing a quality window for beautiful design.
Glazing is important because it gives your window another layer of defense against harsh weather. Households concerned about insulation benefit greatly from ENERGY STAR glazing. The result of this high-quality feature is lower bills and more comfortable temperatures. You’ll really notice a difference.
4. Aluminum Clad Exterior
Another reason why homeowners tend to stay away from wood windows is because they don’t want the wood finish on the outside face of the window. This allows homeowners the beauty of real wood inside their homes without the hassle and maintenance of exterior-facing wood.
Although wood windows give a warm tone to the interior of the home, aluminum cladding is often preferred for the exterior. Not only does aluminum cladding improve curb appeal, but it also makes windows stronger and more weather resistant. This cladding is available in five stunning colors, which include dark bronze, forest green, white, almond, and black.
Unlike other suppliers’ windows, all of our windows are made to fit rather than through mass production. We don’t charge additional fees or extend our timelines in order to fulfill custom orders.
5. Full Weather Stripping
For all of our doors and windows, we provide deep wool pile weather stripping around the openings. Weather strips are pads that fill the gap between doors and windows and their respective frames. For windows, a weather strip will sit at the edge that the window shuts against. You’ll be sure that your windows are keeping the cold air out in the winter and the warm air out in the winter. Weather stripping also acts as an effective barrier against moisture.
Homeowners are often afraid of choosing wood windows because they are convinced that wood means more maintenance and shorter life span. With Harvey Building Products, all of our materials are built to last. Wood windows in particular are just as easy to clean and repair as vinyl and aluminum.
What you really get with wood windows is a classic finish and natural warm tones that match the color of the inside of your home.
If you’re interested in including wood windows in your next home renovation or window replacement, give us a call or contact us online, and we’ll set you up with something we’re sure you’ll love!