What's the difference between a wood window and an aluminum clad window?

What's the difference between a wood window and an aluminum clad window?

Actually, both are wood windows…with wood inside and wood outside. The difference is that on an aluminum clad window, the outside wood is clad—or fully encased—in heavy duty, maintenance-free aluminum. Hurd cladding is available in unlimited colors to match your exterior paint scheme.

Some people prefer all-wood windows and patio doors because they’re architect-inspired and more historically accurate. They can be constructed—inside and out—of custom wood species. Exteriors can be primed or natural so then can be painted or stained to precisely match your exterior décor.

A note on wood protection.

Once, wood windows were subject to rot, mildew and insect problems. Not anymore. The wood in Hurd windows & patio doors is protected to the very core by CoreGuard™. It’s the best wood treatment in the window industry, and only Hurd has it. 

CoreGuard actually penetrates through the entire cross section of wood. As a result, our wood windows are nearly as rot-proof as vinyl, shrug off insects like aluminum, and are warmer than both of them. 

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