All Wood vs. Clad Windows
We're remodeling a 1920s CA Spanish Revival house. Our architect, GC, and all the windows sales people strongly recommend going with an aluminum clad for maintenence and performance. I can't help but feel that this is the same as recommending vinyl siding for the same reasons. I told my husband that I bet we would look back on this and remember that time when "everybody" was getting a clad window.
We're considering NOT taking their advice and going ahead with a wood window that will need some maintenence every couple years. We have very mild CA weather.
Have any of you gone through this? It seems like nobody is buying a wood window anymore, but I have a hard time believing that. Advice? Warnings? Regrets?