Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wood vs. clad….what to use for your architectural windows

Are you in the decision process of  choosing all wood or clad on your project?  Wood and clad products have their own qualities that make each of them unique and when the final decision is made…..you just need to weigh the options and choose what best fits your likes, needs and budget.  Check out the list below that highlights the attributes of each.

WOOD mahogany
  • Unlimited shapes and designs
  • Multiple product options
  • Ability to match architectural/historical details
  • Less expensive (in most cases, depending on wood/window type)
  • True divided lites or simulated divided lites
  • Common mullions

ALUMINUM CLAD 1016174928_355theridge_0049
  • Minimal exterior maintenance
  • Limited shapes
  • Greater choice of interior wood species and finish options
  • Profiles can be made to match
  • Clad can be color matched or annodized
  • Painted aluminum allows for field touch up
  • Simulated divided lites with narrow muntin bars
  • Great for oversized window walls, modern contemporary designs
  • Narrow profiles offer large glass openings and common mullions
  • Premium high end with higher price point than all wood
BRONZE CLAD389 Ridge Road 032
  • Minimal exterior maintenance
  • Limited shapes
  • Highly durable weather resistant exterior
  • Custom patina bronze offers an "Old World" look or modern
  • Great for oversized window walls, modern contemporary designs 
  • Narrow profiles offer large glass openings and common mullions
  • Exclusive high end product

Grabill offers full service design, engineering and technical support. Please call or E-mail us direct if you need more information on our products or have questions. 
810-798-2817 info@grabillwindow.com

For more information on Grabill custom window and door products, please visit our website.

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