I will be ordering my window package for my new house shortly. The sales
guy has quoted on PVC triple pane with a wood jamb.
My question - should we go with the wood jambs or PVC jambs? Wood seems
like it means painting every few years, worrying about water condensation on
the wood etc.
What would you guys recommend?
Well I have always had problems with old wood windows. Painted shut, wood
swells during high humidity times and they do not work properly, etc.
Never had any problems with old metal windows opening and closing properly.
Don't have any experience with *old* PVC windows (like 40 years old) as
these are all fairly new, but I would suspect they would fall into the
metal window category (still operate OK after many years)???
"gary" wrote in message
You did not mention where you live.
My 10 year old house came with double pane low E Argon gas filled
aluminum clad windows. Two sprang a leak out of ~30 windows during the
period which were replaced on warranty. No painting, nothing as far
as maintenance goes.
Life is too short to have to deal with wood windows. Especially with
the shitty assed fast-grow crap pine wood you find these days.
Believe, me I'm shopping for homes built in the late 80's and the
whole neighborhood is rife with crappy crappy wood windows that are in
need of replacement now, just 20 years later.
Vinyl is the way to go. If you like a wood look, you can good "Oak
finish" vinyl windows that look great, and you don't have to screw
with them ever again.
I'd go PVC for all the same reasons listed. I know I don't want the
crappy rapid growth woods of today exposed to weather relying on my
busy self to be painting and babying them regularly to hold up.
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