Timber Sash Windows

Which is Better? Timber Effect uPVC Sash Windows vs Wooden Sash Windows

There’s been much debate about the pros and cons of uPVC and wooden sash windows. When you’re replacing windows on a period property, there are lots of things to consider. The deciding factor, however, will usually be personal preference. At Rose Collection, we’re passionate about our timber effect uPVC sash windows and truly believe that with our uPVC sash windows, you can have the best of both worlds. Including Ultimate Rose, Heritage Rose & Charisma Rose, the attractive aesthetic of timber sash windows is perfectly replicated, and the modern performance of uPVC is high.

Here’s a comparison of timber effect uPVC sash windows vs wooden sash windows. Read to learn more.

Replacement Timber Sash Windows (before & after)

Have Timber Sash Windows Had Their Day?

The most favourable element of timber sash windows is their appearance. For this reason, timber sash windows have not had their day. They are a well loved sash window style that many heritage property owners seek for their homes because they uphold the classic style of the past.

However, while timber sash windows can look aesthetically pleasing, they fall short in terms of performance. Their stunning appearance can often be short lived as the natural material begins to decay over time. The question is then whether the traditional appearance of timber can be maintained while eliminating some of those performance downfalls.

In most cases, homeowners struggle to maintain wooden sash windows. It takes a lot of time, effort, and money to regularly sand down and repaint timber or completely replace it. Even when they are replaced, the natural cycle of wood is not as long as that of uPVC, which is why, as Rose Collection, we recommend uPVC over wooden sash windows to maintain modern performance and a timber effect appearance for decades to come. 

Why Choose uPVC Sash Windows Over Timber Sash Windows?

When you choose uPVC sash windows for your period property window replacement, you get a wealth of benefits compared to timber sash windows. They include:

  • Low Maintenance – Gone are the days of the sanding down and re-painting involved with real wood. With only the occasional wipe down, uPVC sash windows will stay looking like new for years to come.
  • Durability – Modern uPVC sash windows are extremely durable. Whereas wooden sash windows can be compromised by rot and insect infestation, uPVC provides a durable and weather-resistant finish to protect your home.
  • Cost Effectiveness – Traditional timber sash windows are expensive. When it comes to budgeting, uPVC wood effect sash windows are always the most cost effective option.
  • Authentic Aesthetic – Though wooden sash windows have a unique aesthetic that is hard to achieve, at Rose Collection, our uPVC sash windows achieve the impossible. With woodgrain foils, our uPVC sash windows are so realistic that they are almost indistinguishable from their traditional timber counterparts.
Replacement Timber Sash Windows

uPVC Wood Effect uPVC Sash Windows Finishing Touches

What sets the Rose Collection apart from other uPVC sash windows is our attention to detail. We’ve spent decades developing our products to ensure the best in authenticity.

Several features of traditional timber sash windows were designed with unique features that most of the modern day sash windows lack. Removing certain features allows for cheaper and quicker manufacturing, which is why some window installers and manufacturers prefer modern methods and sash windows without their unique features. 

Here at The Rose Collection, we believe that those unique details in timber sash windows are something many heritage property owners value. That is why we have ensured that traditional detailing and exquisite craftsmanship are a key feature of our sash window designs.

authentic wooden sash window features

Some of the key authentic features you’ll find in our collection are:

  • Run through sash horns
  • Traditional hardware
  • Deep bottom rail
  • Mechanical butt joints
  • Astragal bars
  • Realistic wood effect finishes

As Rose Collection, our take on the debate between timber effect uPVC sash windows vs wooden sash windows is – of course – uPVC sash windows. 

Although we agree that wooden sash windows have a unique charm that is hard to achieve, at Rose Collection, it is not impossible. So why choose poor performance when you can get the modern performance of uPVC sash windows combined with wood effect aesthetics and traditional sash window features

For more information on the Rose Collection, call 01934 712 657 or send us a message online using our handy contact form. Alternatively, for our uPVC sash windows cost, start designing your windows. 

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