Timber windows really look stylish and attractive. But, many argue that they don’t last for a long time. Well, the answer to this question is neither a straight no or a straight yes. A lot depends on the type of timber used, the coating, design, installation techniques and so on. Today, we are going to discuss all these aspects to find out the actual answer, especially when you have OKC luxury home plans in mind.
Types of timber:
Laminated variety, free of imperfections and knots, high on stability with low knot bleeding. Hence, it is a good choice.
Comes in a combination of three ply that are laminated for extra stability. It is extremely durable and long lasting and is apt for stain coatings.
This is of the highest durability and is recommended for coastal regions
Laminated European Oak
Be cautious when you use it. Too much stretching can affect the coating used.
How the coating is applied
A lot depends on the type of coating and how the coating is applied. Keep in mind that the coating is used to enhance the longevity of the timber while ensuring that it retains its natural glow and can breathe easily.
What type of coating to be used – paint or satin?
Factory finished timbers have a paint finish. The micro porous coating allows the timber to breathe which prevents cracking of the timber in addition to the flaking issues. Moreover paints last longer than satins. Make sure that that the manufacturer offers instructions on recoating and preventive steps.
The Window Design
Finally a lot depends on the design. If it has rough edges, it will be more prone to developing cracks whereas round ended timber designs last long.
Now that you know what are the things to consider, go ahead and make your OKC luxury home plans.