For years, wood has been a readily available window substrate, and the most common choice for homes. It could be painted a solid color or stained and sealed to show off the wood grain. Wood is also strong and easy to work with, is a natural insulator and complements many forms of architecture. Compared to vinyl and fiberglass, wood frames require more maintenance. Regular sealing, staining or painting is needed to prolong the beauty and performance of the window or door. Frequent touchups and the occasional refurbishing, sanding and applying new coats is almost always required.
Advantages of Wood Frames:
- Warmth of solid wood grains
- Excellent insulating properties
Interiors are available in clear vertical grain fir, natural pine or primed pine. Seal or stain the natural pine or fir to complement the wood finishes in your home. Or go with primed wood and paint the color of your choice. Because Essence Series has an innovative mulling system, there’s virtually no limit to window combinations. Picture windows are available in casement/awning and double hung/glider frames that create a clean, consistent look when used with the matching operating style. The design of each of these combinations will create even sight lines throughout your home.
Essence Series windows offer seemingly endless design possibilities. The fiberglass exterior comes in 16 designer colors that fit any style or trend. Protection Essence Series exceed industry residential standards for air and water filtration and forced entry, protecting your home against the elements and helping keep your family safe.