Wood Windows are Boise’s Best Wrap

Something about the glow of wood around panes of glass brings its own warmth to a snowy day. Wood is the oldest building material in the world, and is still considered by many to be the most versatile choice for home and office. Some things to consider when shopping for wood windows in Boise are as follows:

  • Cost – A pine framed, double-hung window with insulated glass can cost about $250 – 300. The same window can go up in price by adding such things as high-performance glaze or mahogany, which can go clear up to over $2,000. Make sure you calculate all the costs before deciding on any specific wood. Staying within the budget is important to your ability to enjoy your new wood windows for years to come.
  • Longevity – With proper maintenance and protection from the weather, wood will last indefinitely. In fact, one of the most popular trends in décor is old wood window frames with patches of old paint still clinging to its edges.
  • Installation – If your window replacement is going into a clean opening and you are just replacing the sash, you should have no problem doing it yourself. However, if the opening is rough and you need a full-frame window, leave the mess and headaches to a professional. You will be glad you did!
  • Efficiency – Some windows are Energy Star-rated, and can reduce heating and cooling costs by 7 to 24 percent, depending on the type of window and the area of the country.

Another important aspect of having and maintaining wood windows in Boise is to recognize when they need to be replaced. Here are some tips to tell you when to start shopping:

  • Fogged glass – If there is fog between the panes of the windows, there is a leak in the moisture barrier. This can lead to rotting and mold if not restored or replaced.
  • Extensive rot – Some windows have been neglected so long there is no way to reverse the rotting of the wood. If you cannot remove and restore them, replace them with windows as close to the originals as possible. Unless, of course, you clearly do not like them, this could be a great time to update or go for a whole new look.
  • Poor function – No one wants to fight with poorly operating windows. If old windows in your home will not slide easily, and adequately keep out the weather, have the professionals at Right Now Windows take a look at them. They can tell you if there is hope of repair, or if they need replacing altogether.
  • Wrong style – In some cases, the windows in a newly-purchased home may not reflect the style of the period in which the house was built. Replacing windows can be a way of restoring great appeal to an otherwise odd-dated home.

Whatever your reason for replacing or restoring the windows in your Boise home, let the warmth of wood frame the view. For help finding those wood windows, Boise’s Right Now Windows is waiting for your call.