At one time wooden windows were the norm, but with the development of many other types of windows in recent years, wooden windows have become somewhat rare. Still, for certain homeowners wooden windows are the perfect option, because they're eco-friendly, long-lasting and aesthetically flexible. The more you know about wooden windows, the easier it will be to decide whether or not wooden windows are the right choice for your upcoming window installation.

 Painted or Stained

Wood is beautiful stained or painted, and wooden windows can be sealed either way. Windows that have been stained to look like natural wood have a warm, rustic quality that matches well with a variety of architectural styles. If you get tired of having stained window frames, wooden windows can be painted to match any interior or exterior decor.

Preserve Historical Accuracy in Older Homes

Because of their previous popularity in older homes, wooden windows are an excellent way to preserve the historical appearance of older properties. If your home is several decades old and you're hoping to capture the look of an older residence with your replacement windows, wooden windows will definitely achieve your goals.

In fact, as you order your replacement windows, it's a good idea to get a consultation with an expert who can talk to you about window options that will match well with the architecture of your home.


Wooden windows last a long time because they can be restored with a new coat of paint or stain when they start to show signs of wear. Not only that, but these repairs can be done by DIYers, and don't need to be done by window repair professionals. This means that the average homeowner can easily make their windows last for many decades as long as they maintain the frames.

Environmentally Friendly

Wooden windows are made from natural materials that are biodegradable. While they last a very long time, those that do go bad can be removed and will not take up room in landfills for an extraordinary amount of time. This makes them an eco-friendly option, perfect for homeowners who want to decrease their carbon footprint and make their homes as green as possible.

For more information about how you can benefit from a wooden window installation in your home, contact a reputable window supply company, such as Mitchell Window & Door, in your area. Your sales representative can tell you more about how your home will benefit from wooden windows and can give you a price quote at the same time.