A Dallas window company explains all the details about window frames for the home. In many ways, the frame material is the most pivotal element in selecting the right window for your home.
What color should the inside be? What color should the outside be? Are you committed to that color, or would you like the flexibility to paint a different color in the future? Are you concerned about efficiency? Appearance? A balance of both? All of these questions point back to frame material more than anything else.
WindowCraft offers high-quality products constructed from a broad array of materials that allow homeowners to achieve the desired curb appeal.
Wood and Aluminum-Clad wood windows and doors are a very popular choice because of their versatility. Wood windows can be built to suit projects ranging from historic renovations and traditional architecture to commercial buildings, contemporary design, and anything in between.
Wood windows can be painted or stained on the interior and exterior. They can also be painted a completely different color in the future with proper wood painting practices. Interior colors are completely up to you and range from bright/off white (traditional) to matte black (simulating the look of a metal/steel window). Many different wood species available as well for stained installations or a desired wood grain.
Wood windows will require maintenance and re-painting to maintain appearance and integrity of the wood against rot and insects. WindowCraft offers Loewen VERO & Sierra Pacific all wood products with a 20 year warranty against rot and insects.
The ongoing costs associated with maintenance of wood windows has led the market to agree that aluminum-clad wood windows are worth the added cost on the front-end vs. long-term wood window maintenance or worst case, early window replacement. An aluminum-clad wood window is a wood window with an extruded or roll-formed aluminum skin applied to the wood exterior (extruded aluminum being far superior). Warranties on the aluminum finish range from 1 year to 30 years.
There are many aluminum-clad exterior color options, and most manufacturers will provide custom colors with an upcharge. It is not recommended to paint the exterior aluminum in the field (beyond touch-ups), so consumers of aluminum-clad windows are typically confident that they will be happy with the exterior color selected for years to come. The wood interior of aluminum-clad windows can be painted or stained any color.