Most homeowners shudder when they realise how expensive wood frames can be for the home, especially if you’re upgrading from other materials. However, timber windows in Melbourne are worth the extra cost and not just because they look timeless and classic. While vinyl is a common material, it doesn’t necessarily make it better. Wood can be just as high-quality or more so, but you must work with a reputable craftsperson to ensure that the wood is of the highest quality possible.
Timber windows in Melbourne do have a variety of advantages with the first being aesthetics. Of course, wood is warm and inviting and looks elegant with any décor. However, wood can also be more insulating than other materials. Quality wooden frames are one of the best insulators possible and can provide up to 400 times more insulation than aluminium and steel frames. That transfers to more energy efficiency, which means you save money on your energy bill each month because the house stays warmer in the cold months and cooler in the summer. Your HVAC system doesn’t have to kick into overdrive or work incessantly to heat/cool your home, which means you stay comfortable without paying extra for it.
Skilled + Reliable offers a variety of timber windows in Melbourne. You can choose from many styles, such as sash, awning, bi-fold, sliding, and louvre options. You can also choose timber casement options and can get double-glazing for the window panes. That way, you can have two panes of glass that ‘seal’ out the outside air to keep your home more comfortable regardless of the weather. It can also act as a deterrent to thieves because two panes have to be broken and the gas build-up between the frames can cause a slight explosion, which prevents would-be thieves from trying to break inside your home.