In common opinion, wood is often considered a difficult material to maintain and subject to the effects of time. In reality, wooden windows can last a long time and even better than other materials, with just a few precautions. Moreover, if they are damaged, they can often be recovered.
Wood has always had its charm and is one of the principal materials inside every home, from the most classic to the most modern. Over time, however, it has gained a reputation for being "difficult to maintain," especially compared to other modern materials such as aluminum or PVC. But is it really so? How much maintenance does a wooden window require?
If made with quality materials, a wooden window has a very long durability: a small treatment is enough to keep it in perfect condition. A toner is enough to maintain its splendor.
The essential factor is that it involves qualitymaterials and craftsmanship. Without this prerequisite, a product that can withstand the test of time will not be achieved. Otherwise, only an annual treatment with a toner is generally required, which can be easily done by anyone without the need to disassemble parts or anything else. In most cases, this is sufficient to keep the window in perfect condition.
The maintenance of a wooden window is therefore anything but complex: a simple coat of toning and most of the work is done. However, it can naturally happen that, for example in the case of strong exposure to atmospheric events or in any case due to the passing of the years, the window loses its splendor or even gets ruined in some parts. In this case, how do you restore a wooden window?
If damaged by impacts or weather conditions, wooden windows can be restored with specific treatments or replacing damaged parts.
This is one of the major differences compared to windows made of other materials, especially PVC: wooden windows can, in most cases, be effectively restored, while others, once damaged, need to be replaced. Thanks to specific treatments or, if necessary, the replacement of damaged parts, windows can be restored to a new condition without replacement.
When we talk about windows, we refer to products that are meant to last—if well-made, with quality processes and products—for several decades. There are even historical buildings where properly restored fixtures are still in place and are indeed part of the charm of the environment. Perhaps this is the perspective we should adopt when choosing windows: that of time.
If the aesthetic result is evident to everyone, technically, as we have seen, they do not require special maintenance activities and can even be recovered to their original splendor, which is not possible with other fixtures.