Guide for Customizing Wood Windows

How To Customize Wood Windows

Windows are essential to every home, giving it a unique character and letting light in and beautiful views. That is why finding the right windows for your home is so important. It is also why it can be beneficial to find windows that you get to customize to your home and preferences. 

This is where wood windows have come back into the limelight. Wood windows are a tried and true trusted option that offers the most customization opportunities. Their technology has also been advanced to no longer break down as quickly and still shows that unique characterization that only custom wood windows can.

Why choose wood windows?

The most significant factor that leads buyers to wood windows is their customization. Wood is the most flexible option if you are looking for a solution that gives you full autonomy over the design, shape, and size.

Other reasons to choose wood windows include their superior capacity to deal with hot and cold temperatures. With proper installment, they will not warp or crack as long as they are properly sealed. Wood windows also expand and contract less than metal windows during temperature changes. 

Wood windows are also a much more cost-effective choice than metal or vinyl and as long as you maintain them properly, they remain durable for many years to come.

Custom wood window shapes

Custom wood windows can come in just about any shape you could want. You can also work with wood window manufacturers to get the exact shapes and sizes for your home. It’s best to go in knowing the shape you want and what features are the most important to you, so you can narrow down your brands and options to make the process easier for you.

Where can I get wood windows?

You can buy wood windows from any number of manufacturers and producers. However, be sure to do your research on their quality, construction, and warranty as not all wood window manufacturers are created equal. If you are looking for “standard sizes”, you might even be able to find them in your local hardware shops and manufacturers.

If you live in North Texas, we offer premium wood windows at Brennan and install them in your home. Buying your windows directly from window installers like Brennan Corp means that you get installation guidance, and a wide range of unique choices when buying wood windows.

Where can I get custom wood windows?

You can find custom wood windows from many of the same places to those selling “standard sizes”. Choosing to go with a company that is a specialty producer of custom wooden windows will give you a better chance of purchasing quality. Often, they will also have teams that will handle the installation process and ensure your windows are installed properly for optimal performance. Your windows will also last longer with a professional installation.

However, it is important to note that custom wood windows often sell at a considerably higher price point. Choosing windows that are part of a pre-established series can help you save money on custom wood windows.

Customizing current wood windows

If you want to customize wood windows, you don't have to opt for new purchases to give your home the unique characterization that custom windows can bring. Instead, you can customize the current wood windows you have. The two most convenient and affordable options include painting and staining the windows.

How to paint wood windows

  1. Cover the floor beneath the window and use masking tape to cover the edges around the window.
  2. Clean the wood window and sand it if necessary to get a smooth finish.
  3. Prime the trim of the window if the color change is significant.
  4. Apply as many coats of paint to cover the window thoroughly.
  5. Remove the masking or painter's tape.

How to stain wood windows

Staining windows uses a similar procedure except instead of using paint and brushes, you should use rubbing clothes and wood stain of your choice. Continue to rub the stain onto the wood in smooth, even strokes to gain the desired depth of color.

For our full guide to staining windows, you can take a look at it here.

Customizing wood window FAQs


How can I make my wooden windows last longer?

You can start by cleaning them thoroughly, resealing the edges for increased energy efficiency, and repairing any cracks in the paneling. If you want to make them look newer, paint or stain them to suit.

Can you paint over hardwood windows?

Yes, you can paint wood windows. However, when painting wood windows, it’s paramount that you apply primer before you start painting. It is also important to find a primer and paint suitable for wood and exterior use.

What is the best paint to use on wooden windows?

Choose paint that is suitable to use on wooden windows. If you are painting the exterior of the window, the paint needs to be durable and rated for exterior usage.

Is it better to stain or paint windows?

Both are suitable in different situations. For example, stain works well on high-quality, newer wood while paint can cover and fill certain minor aesthetic issues.

If you live in North Texas, Brennan Enterprises offers a selection of wood windows to choose from and additional options that allow you to further customize your choices if your needs aren't met in their running series.

February 28, 2023


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