Are you frustrated with your home’s aging, inefficient wood windows? When they are installed correctly, wood windows offer spectacular curb appeal and excellent energy efficiency. However, they only last for 10 to 20 years with regular upkeep before requiring replacement to continue working at their optimal capacity.
If you’re looking for energy-efficient windows, wood is the ideal frame material to choose for your replacement with JD Hostetter. Not only are wood windows excellent insulators, but they provide classic beauty and warmth that other window materials can’t offer.
Learn what makes wood windows energy-efficient—and why a replacement with Pella Windows® offers unmatched elegance and design flexibility for your Indianapolis home.
What Makes Wood Windows Energy-Efficient?
Wood windows are one of the most energy-efficient options you can choose for your Indianapolis home. But why?
Wood is a natural insulator, which means the material contains lots of space. It preserves heat and warmth and prevents energy from transferring to another object.
Since wood insulates against weather and prevents air leaks, your wood frames will keep your home refreshingly cool in the summer and toasty warm in the winter. Plus, the consistent interior temperature in your home will result in significant energy savings.
Over the years, wood windows offer homeowners excellent cost savings and energy efficiency. However, they will eventually require replacement to continue providing first-rate performance.
5 Signs You Should Replace Your Wood Windows
Windows typically have a lifespan of 20 years. If your windows are reaching that age or you notice one of the following signs, it’s probably time for a replacement.
When wood windows are exposed to moisture, they’ll begin to rot. When this happens, you’ll notice visible window decay and even mold and mildew growth.
Unfortunately, there’s no quick fix for internal wood rot. Window replacement will completely fix the problem by removing the damaged wood and replacing it with a new, energy-efficient frame.
High Utility Bills
Wood windows are supposed to lower your energy bills—not cause them to skyrocket. If you’ve noticed high energy costs in the summer or winter, it’s likely because your air conditioner or furnace is working overtime to compensate for your drafty windows.
If it’s extremely difficult to open or close your wood windows, your frames might have experienced water damage that’s caused them to swell shut. Not only is this a frustrating problem, but a safety concern—your windows should slide open and lock with ease.
Suppose you notice excessive condensation on the exterior of your windows and moisture between your window panes. In that case, it’s likely because your window seals have failed—a sure sign you need window replacement.
Can you hear when your neighbors get home from work, the dog barking next door, and kids playing in your cul-de-sac? If so, your wood windows aren’t doing their job at absorbing external sounds, which means it’s time to replace them.
Benefits of Wood Window Replacement with Pella Windows
Looking for windows that provide curb appeal, warmth, energy efficiency, and versatile design options? Pella Windows offers all that and more with their selection of gorgeous, lasting wood windows.
Exterior Aluminum Cladding
Cladding protects your windows from severe weather conditions and prevents the wood stain on your frames from fading. Pella outfits their wood windows with EnduraClad®, a durable, low-maintenance finish that keeps your windows looking beautiful for years to come. You’ll be able to select from up to 27 colors to choose the best look to match your home.
EnduraGuard® Wood Protection
Don’t let moisture, mold, mildew, and pests get the best of your wood windows. EnduraGuard® wood protection guards the exterior surface of your window frames against damage and decay.
With so many types, colors, styles, and product lines to choose from, you can choose the perfect wood windows to fit your budget, personal taste, and desired aesthetic.
Beautiful, Durable Wood Windows
Pella Windows offers three gorgeous, versatile wood window product lines so that you can create the perfect look for your home—the Pella Reserve® Series, Pella Architect® Series, and Pella Lifestyle® Series.
Pella Reserve Series
As Pella’s most esteemed window series, Pella Reserve offers elegant, sophisticated flair when extraordinary attention to detail meets unmatched durability.
Choose from traditional styles with historic detailing and authentic hardware or a contemporary style with an industry-defining, modern look.
Traditional windows are offered in awning, casement, double-hung, single-hung, picture, corner unit, curve top, monumental hung, and custom designs. Contemporary windows are offered in awning, casement, picture, corner unit, angle-top, and push-out casement designs.
Pella Architect Series
Pella Architect Windows offer durability, energy efficiency, and versatility for your Indianapolis home. Choose from Pine, Mahogany, or Douglas Fir for your beautiful wood frame—each can be painted or stained to match the look of your home.
You can choose from a traditional style with detailed craftsmanship or a contemporary style for a sleek, minimalistic profile. Traditional windows are offered in awning, casement, double-hung, and single-hung window styles. Contemporary windows are offered in casement and awning styles.
Pella Lifestyle Series
Pella Lifestyle Windows provide the perfect combination of sound performance, energy efficiency, and value for Indianapolis homeowners. With 12 exterior colors, these practical windows are intentionally designed with the flexibility to fit into any home.
Choose from awning, casement, and double-hung window designs to provide the best look for your home. This series also offers excellent security features and integrated technology, like motorized built-in blinds.
Why Choose JD Hostetter for Your Wood Window Replacement
If you’re looking for someone who can help you choose the perfect window style to accommodate your budget and needs, we can help.
Our knowledgeable, reliable team is trained to install quality windows and happily answer all your questions throughout the installation process. We’ll help you choose the best wood windows for your home so you can enjoy the energy savings and beauty of your Pella Windows for years!
Get started on your wood window replacement today with a free estimate.