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Clad windows are blessed with an exterior coat of armor. This is a viable option for homeowners who love the look of wood windows, but hate the maintenance and cost of replacing warped or splintered wood. Wood windows are clad, meaning covered, with metal (usually aluminum), vinyl, or fiberglass on the exterior frames. Homeowners can have the wood frame exposed inside to enjoy the beauty of wood windows. If you need help deciding if clad windows are right for you, refer to the highlighted articles below.

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Many homeowners have discovered the beauty and benefits of clad windows. This unique type of window allows you to have the type of window you want inside your home, while the window has a different type of exterior. For example, many clad windows have wood for the interior, with vinyl or aluminum on the outside. These two materials require much less maintenance than wood, making this a very popular choice for homes and businesses alike.

As you can see from the image, clad windows do not require any sacrifices aesthetically. You can stain or paint the wood on the inside to match the rest of the room, and you can make the exterior match practically any color scheme. Choosing this type of window will provide you with wood's excellent insulation elements, while the exterior can be more weather-resistant and lower maintenance. The outer material will protect the wood frame. This is particularly true with aluminum clad windows.

  • September 22, 2011

    For the easy maintenance of vinyl replacement windows outside and the finishing options of wood inside, vinyl clad wood could be the solution. Check out expert, Tom Shafer's, comparison of Ply Gem and Peachtree vinyl clad windows.... More >>

  • October 11, 2010

    Heating and cooling can mean expensive monthly bills, and windows can account for 25 percent of that cost. Your options for energy efficient windows include clad windows. Clad windows energy efficiency can be increased by a number of factors. How Energy Effici... More >>

  • October 11, 2010

    There's nothing nice about old windows that leak air causing your heating bill to rise. It's time to enhance the comfort and quality of your home with double pane windows. But where do you start? First, ask friends and family for referrals. Word of mouth is on... More >>

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