Wood-aluminum windows: what prices do you pay?

Wood-aluminum windows are the perfect compromise between comfortable wooden windows and sturdy aluminum windows. Where they are priced compared to other types of windows, and what is crucial in wood-aluminum windows price, read here.

Priced in midfield

Wooden windows are about 10% more expensive than plastic windows. Aluminum windows are almost twice as expensive as comparable plastic windows. Wood-aluminum windows are priced approximately in the middle between wooden windows and aluminum windows.

Price criteria

glazing

The most important criterion for the window price is always the type and quality of the glazing. The higher the quality and the lower the U value, the more expensive the glazing.

Prices can range between around 15 and over 75 EUR per m² glass surface. Special lenses with special features are sometimes even more expensive. This can be, for example, a particularly high burglary protection class or a particularly low U value.

frame

For frames, it depends mainly on the type of wood used and the quality of the wood, where the window moves at a price. Heartwood is much more expensive than sapwood. Woods such as oak or chestnut sometimes cost a lot of relatively inexpensive spruce or pine wood.

Then there is the price for the aluminum cladding on the outside to provide better weather resistance and a longer life of the window.

Cost use Bill

Wood-aluminum windows are - with comparable quality - usually 10 - 20% more expensive than wooden windows without aluminum cladding. However, the additional cost also pays off financially due to the significantly reduced maintenance effort and the reduced weathering.

The natural inside gives you a high level of living comfort with real wood, on the outside is a stable, easy-care and durable window. The painting of the windows (and thus the costs incurred) are eliminated, so part of the additional price is already relativized by the elimination of the care costs.

lifespan

The extended durability is difficult to quantify. In individual cases this also depends essentially on the type of wood used and the pretreatment of the wood. A real financial benefit through a longer life does not arise.

Price comparisons are useful

If you know your requirements well, price comparison can be quite rewarding. There are considerable price differences between manufacturers. In price comparisons, however, you should always pay close attention to what wood quality was used for the wooden window.

Compare wood quality

A good indication of the quality of the wood is also the density of the wood, which is usually indicated. In terms of price, you can basically only compare woods of the same or similar density. In addition, only certain densities are really suitable for high-quality windows.

In addition, you can also see from the bulk density, which part of the trunk was used for the window. This is important because not every part of the log has exactly the same characteristics. In particularly expensive woods such as oak, robinia or chestnut you should definitely compare exactly.

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