People love the look of natural wood throughout the home. From kitchen cabinets to hardwood flooring to wood siding, wood appeals to almost every homeowner. What doesn’t appeal to people are the inherent problems of having real wood products, such as rotting and decaying of wood, insect infestations, warping and high maintenance needs.
To combat the challenges of real wood, many manufacturers have introduced faux wood products that mimic the look of wood but offer less hassles and more benefits.
“There are authentic-looking alternative wood products in the marketplace that you’d swear are real wood, but they’re not --- they actually have features that beat many wood products,” says Mark Clement, co-host of MyFixitUpLife national home improvement radio show.
For the inside of the home, Clement suggests looking at laminate woodgrain options on window frames by SImonton Windows. Homeowners can select these to match interior woodgrain furnishings to unite the entire home décor.
“The window product in the marketplace that impresses me the most is the Decorum by Simonton series of energy efficient vinyl windows,” says Clement. “You can really personalize these vinyl replacement windows for your own home because you can select an exterior window frame color, like Pine, Chocolate or Bronze, and then choose a unique woodgrain interior on the frames to complement your interior decor.
“They’ve got Antique Cherry, Contemporary Oak and Maple woodgrains to choose from plus upgraded hardware options in brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass, dark bronze and antique brass. That’s a terrific way to get an upgraded look while treating yourself to the benefits of vinyl home windows.”