Do Timber Windows Add Value To a Property?

Adding value to your home, as well as efficiency? It shouldn’t even be a question! Here’s why timber windows are great for adding value to your property.

A property is likely to be the most significant investment you’ll make in your life, and for a lot of people, you want to be able to add value to it, whether it’s for yourself or someone else. There are lots of ways that you can increase the value of your property. It might be a new kitchen or bathroom or maybe an extension, but have you ever considered the value that timber windows can bring?

The most popular question we get asked is, ‘Do timber windows add value to a property?’ and we’re here to answer that question in more detail.

Improved Curb Appeal

Timber windows are known for their classic and elegant look, which can enhance the curb appeal of your property. This can be especially beneficial if you are planning to sell your home or you’re looking to make an investment in your current property. Replacing modern plastic or aluminium windows with traditional timber windows within period buildings especially helps to recapture the original character of the building that is more inkeeping with the local vernacular.

Increased Energy Efficiency

Timber windows are naturally insulating, which can help to reduce your energy bills. This is because timber helps to keep the heat in during the winter and the cool air in during the summer. Additionally, double-glazed windows can add up to an extra 10% of value to your property. At Dale Joinery, we only use double-glazed windows to add to the efficiency of our windows.

Reduced Noise Pollution

Timber windows are also good at blocking out noise pollution, which can make your home more peaceful and comfortable. As opposite to other hollow substrates like aluminium and plastic, timber is the superior choice as it’s a better insulator of sound. Although UPVC and aluminium glazed units perform well with acoustic glass, the frames have no acoustic rating and don’t perform as well as timber.

Increased Durability

Timber windows are extremely durable and can last for many years, even in harsh weather conditions. This means that you will not have to replace them as often as other types of windows, such as uPVC. PVC has an average lifespan of only 16 years, as opposed to timber, which offers warranties for twice as long.

In terms of durability, the fibre construction of timber is ideal for homes, especially for window fittings, as it provides density, which offers strength and ultimate durability in your windows.


Timber is a sustainable material as long as it is sourced from responsibly managed forests. This means that choosing timber windows is a good way to reduce your environmental impact. Unlike popular alternatives like uPVC, timber is a sustainable choice when forested in a maintainable manner and following the correct protocol.

Low Maintenance

Timber windows are relatively low-maintenance. Our expert team at Dale Joinery recommend cleaning your windows at least two times a year. It’s important to clean the frames, cills and lubricate the mechanism for ongoing unrivalled performance.

Learn more about the maintenance of timber windows here.

Improved Security

Timber windows from Dale Joinery are fitted with high-security features, such as multi-point locking systems. This can make your home more secure and, therefore, more valuable.

In addition to the general benefits listed above, timber windows can also add value to your property in specific ways, such as enhancing the character of period properties. This can be a major selling point for potential buyers.

Alex Harvey, from Henry Adams estate agency, said:

Buyers of period homes want wooden window frames. Don’t put plastic in, or they’ll start discounting the price. We’ve sold an Edwardian terrace cottage for £40,000 more than predicted two years ago. All the owners did was replace single-glazed windows with timber framed double-glazed windows, costing £18,000.


How much value do new timber windows add to your property?

The exact amount of value that new timber windows will add to your property will vary depending on several factors, such as the type and style of windows you choose, the quality of the installation, and the overall condition of your home. However, you can expect to recoup a nice portion of your investment when you sell your home. In general, adding timber windows to your property could increase the value of your home by 10%.

If you are considering replacing your windows, it is important to choose a reputable company that specialises in timber windows, such as Dale Joinery. At Dale Joinery, we have an extensive range of classic and contemporary-style windows and doors, so your vision will always become a reality. 

We carefully source all parts of our frames and only use the best materials to guarantee product security, quality and longevity, as well as helping to add value to your home. If you’re interested in our timber windows, please do get in touch or view our brochure online for further information.