Why choose wood windows?

Why choose wood windows?

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A decision that many of us face when looking to renovate our homes.

Wood windows have been used in the British houses since the 1500's, however, just like the glass used with them, wood windows have truly come a long way. In the past years, there have been many updates and developments in terms of design and production methods, and whether you prefer a more traditional or modern look, anything is possible!

Based on a recent study, we've put together a few reasons as to why choosing wood windows for your home is the best decision.

Environmentally friendly

Windows and window frames are the most environmentally friendly option and they come with a negative “global warming potential” which means that they can minimise the CO2 amount from the atmosphere. Therefore, using wood from sustainable and trustworthy sources is definitely the best option for the environment.

Great, aesthetic quality

Wooden framed windows are very appealing and look wonderful on any property. Furthermore, you have the possibility to choose from a wide range of woods, like maple, oak or mahogany, and even design your own windows. Wood windows can be painted and carved in accordance with your preferences and to suit the overall look of your home.

Energy efficient

Timber is a great natural insulator and can maintain a comfortable, constant temperature in your home. It retains the heat inside, lowers the emissions of carbon and at the same time reduces your electricity bill whilst keeping your home comfortable and warm.


Timber window frames can last for many years if they are maintained properly. They can efficiently resist wear and tear and even last a lifetime.

Affordable and reasonable priced

Good quality timber is not necessarily pricier than any other type of window frames and since you have plenty of options to choose from, you will definitely get the best type in terms of affordability and quality. Whilst maple is the cheapest type, mahogany is the costliest, however, when you choose a wood window for your home you can be confident to make a great investment when it comes to durability and performance.

In conclusion

Sourced from managed forests and processed efficiently, timber is environmentally friendly, thermally efficient, low maintenance and at the same time very aesthetic. When it comes to windows, “nothing looks and feels as good as wood”.

Want to know more? S Simpson Joinery will be happy to help!

We design, manufacture and supply a wide range of wooden windows and window frames! Get in touch with us today on 01787 224 535, 07880 861 902 or send us your queries over at info@ssimpsonjoinery.co.uk and we'll be pleased to help you choose the best wood windows for your home!