Problems With Wood Windows
Where do I start, if your window is made of wood, there's
a good chance that you're going to need to paint it or stain it. This
will usually require removing the old paint or stain, through tedious
hours of sanding and paint stripping.
If you don't consider this a problem, do you consider the amount of work that it would take, to repaint these windows and maintain them on a regular basis. I would imagine that a wood window, would need to be painted at a minimum, of the least once every 10 years.
If you don't consider this a problem, what happens when one of these windows break and need to be replaced. Some of the newer windows are extremely difficult to repair, especially the dual glazed windows with grids.
If that doesn't seem to be a problem, and you really enjoy the look of wood windows, I have to agree with you. I myself, prefer wood windows, to any other window made today.
The only problem is, I'm not interested in anything above the last paragraph that I wrote. I'm not interested in the tedious maintenance involved in taking care of these beautiful windows.
Let me give you an idea, about how long it took me, to paint a wood window, that was 4 foot wide and 3 foot tall with decorative wood grids. How does 12 hours sound? That was just painting the wood window, it didn't involve any preparation by removing the old paint or doing any sanding.
Like I said before, I love the look of wood windows, but am not interested in the maintenance. Something to think about, before you purchase a home with wood windows or think about replacing your old windows, with new wood windows.