Last updated on Jan 21st, 2021 at 08:26 am
Why timber windows are looking good
“Beautifully crafted wooden windows can make a space look brighter and bigger than it is in reality, connecting the inside of a home to the exterior spaces, whilst adding design detail unique to your space,” explains Cobus Lourens from Swartland Wooden Windows and Doors.
Wooden windows come in a variety of designs to suit a number of different architectural styles, enabling homeowners to choose windows that complement the overall design of their home.
Swartland has kept up with the times by designing and manufacturing quality windows that maximise natural light into the home, while keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter.
“Dark pokey homes are a thing of the past. People want spaces that are bright and inviting, and Swartland’s range of windows are designed to do just that,” says Cobus. He points out the various types of windows – from ones that can be stacked alongside or above one another, to windows that can be included in angled recesses, or even custom-built to fit a particular space.
Beauty aside, wooden windows boast excellent insulation qualities. Swartland’s range of wooden windows are now also available with double-glazing, which is proven to reduce heat loss, lessen air leakage, and minimise the amount of energy used on regulating the temperature in your home by as much as 50%.
All Swartland’s Ready-2-Fit windows come pre-glazed with standard 4mm glass or 6,38mm safety glass and come pre-fitted with double-glazing and Low-E glass should you request it. “By purchasing well-insulated windows, such as Swartland’s revolutionary Ready-2-Fit windows, you can go a long way to reducing the energy usage in your home and improve your overall comfort,” points out Cobus.
Another benefit of wooden windows is that, if properly taken care of, they are exceptionally durable and long lasting.
“When sealed with the correct products, timber windows need minimal maintenance and potentially have a significantly longer lifespan when compared to other materials,” notes Cobus. Swartland’s new Ready-2-Fit range of wooden windows for example, has the added benefit of coming pre-sealed, saving you time and money, and ensuring that they are adequately protected against any exposure to the elements. In addition, water-based sealants such as Swartland’s Maxicare make maintenance quick and easy.
Compared to alternative building materials, the environmental benefits of wood are substantial. For a start, wood is a renewable resource that has a smaller carbon footprint compared to other materials used to construct windows.
“Wooden windows are a more environmentally-friendly choice because the manufacturing process produces less air and water pollution, requires less energy across their lifecycle, and generates fewer CO2 emissions,” explains Cobus. In addition, Swartland ensure that its wood is sourced in a sustainable and responsible manner.
For more information, visit www.swartland.co.za