Popularity of PVC windows and doors has increased in the past years. They have a good cost-benefit ratio, have easy maintenance, do not rot like wood and do not require painting. These are great benefits, but Timber Sash windows have been used for windows and doors for centuries, so there must be good reasons behind this.
First, Timber Sash windows are made of a more environmentally friendly material than PVC. Wood is plentiful, durable, and attractive with its own unique pattern for every Timber Sash window. Fully treated Timber Sash windows can provide guarantees for up to 35 years, 10 years longer than PVC windows.
Unlike PVC windows, timber sash windows can be easily repaired and maintained. If made by the newest technologies, like double or triple glazing, timber sash windows will stand up greatly against the elements.
Overall, if you calculate all the benefits of timber sash windows like the lifespan, durability, maintenance, energy efficiency and all the other additional options that timber sash windows provides, you will come to the conclusion that the costs of PVC and timber sash windows are almost the same.
Timber sash windows and doors are the best long term investment.