Updating the windows and doors of your home can have numerous benefits, from improving insulation and lowering your energy bills to increasing the value of your property. But making the wrong choices can lead to the opposite effect.
Using bespoke timber joinery to update your windows and doors is a brilliant option, with a host of advantages for your home. Let’s take a closer look at what timber windows and doors could offer you:
1. Reduced energy bills
Timber is an excellent natural insulator. This means that opting for timber joinery for your windows and doors can help keep heat inside, increasing the energy efficiency of your home and even leading to lower energy bills. And you can forget about old-fashioned wooden sash windows rattling in the window – modern, expertly crafted timber window frames are created with special strips to eliminate draughts.
2. Increased property value
Kerb appeal is crucial when it comes to property value, and by choosing bespoke timber doors and windows, you can create a timeless, elegant home that will always stand out on the street. High-quality, top-performing windows and doors can significantly boost the value of your home, as well as reassure potential buyers that the property has been well looked after.
This is especially the case for listed homes or period properties, where unsympathetic updates can detract from their historic character, and therefore negatively impact their value. On the other hand, high-quality, modern updates to a period property, such as installing bespoke timber windows or doors, could send its value soaring.
3. Long-term investment
Top-quality timber joinery is incredibly durable and long-lasting. Bespoke timber windows and doors are a very solid investment for your home – because you’ll probably never need to replace them. With adequate maintenance they could last up to 60 years.
Frames or doors made from uPVC plastic, on the other hand, have less than half the lifespan of timber. They are also much more difficult to repair and maintain, meaning they need to be replaced more often.
4. An eco-friendly option
Compared to materials such as plastic, wood is a much more sustainable choice, and can lower the carbon footprint of your home. At Tucker Joinery, windows and doors are made from hardwoods including oak, sapele, tulipwood and Accoya – a sustainable wood that can be particularly low maintenance.
Its longevity also boosts timber’s sustainability credentials, because it needs replacing much less frequently. And unlike uPVC, timber is naturally biodegradable so when it does eventually reach the end of its lifespan, it won’t wind up in landfill.
5. Suited to any size and style of home
Bespoke windows and doors can be made to fit any space, and to suit any type of home. You won’t have to worry about off-the-shelf products not being quite right or compromising on colour. With bespoke timber joinery, you can customise your windows and doors to be exactly as you’d like them.
And if you have awkwardly shaped windows, or varying sizes, that’s no problem either. By going bespoke, your windows and doors don’t have to fit the mould, but can truly bring out your home’s character and natural personality.
Find out more about our expert timber joinery and how it can give you the home of your dreams.