How realistic are timber effect windows?

Double glazed upvc window in timber effect style with oak finish

Timber effect windows are a popular choice for homeowners who want to recreate the appearance of natural wood. They are made using a durable wood grain effect foil finish which can be specified in a selection of colours to represent different wood types or a painted look. Often chosen by homeowners living in traditional period properties or rurally located homes, they are also becoming increasingly popular for installations in more modern properties.

Do timber effect windows really look like wood?

If you live in a property with old timber windows, you may not be entirely happy with their performance. Perhaps they’ve become draughty or suffer from interior condensation, particularly in the morning. Or maybe you’re tired of the continual maintenance required to keep them in good condition. If you’re thinking about replacing your old timber windows with uPVC timber effect alternatives but you’re unsure whether their appearance is realistic enough, there’s really no need to worry.

Thanks to modern advancements in technology, timber effect uPVC windows like those we install at Techniglaze, are almost impossible to differentiate from the real thing. To the casual observer, they look exactly like real wood and even to a glazing expert, it would require a close inspection to tell the difference.

Benefits of uPVC timber effect over real wood

White flush sash timber effect window

If you’re still unsure whether timber effect windows are the best option for your home improvement plans, here are some ways which they benefit the homeowner above their real wood counterpart.