Clad windows share some similarities with all-wood windows, although they’re much easier to maintain.
When you look at different styles and types of windows available, one term that might come up regularly in your search is “clad.” Clad windows share some similarities with all-wood windows, although they’re much easier to maintain. This window style features a wooden frame with cladding that protects the material from the exterior elements. The cladding is attached to the frame on the outside, preventing the wood from sustaining damage due to prolonged exposure to moisture, UV rays, and other harsh climate conditions.
The three main types of clad windows are fiberglass, aluminum, and vinyl. The window type you choose will feature cladding made from the aforementioned material, which creates an exterior barrier. Fiberglass is one of the more durable options, as it’s made from fibers that are melted together to form a resin.
The resin strengthens the wood frame, but requires little to no maintenance. You also don’t have to worry about expansion or contraction with fiberglass, as temperature fluctuations don’t cause these changes. Vinyl clad windows are durable and resistant to the wear caused by weather and temperature changes. They’re also more affordable that other options.
Our team at Crown Builders can install clad windows in your Charlotte, North Carolina home. We can also talk to you about the pros and cons of this type of window to help you make a more informed decision. If you have any questions or would like to request a cost estimate, contact us today. We’ll be happy to take care of your needs and give you the windows you’ve always wanted.