All Wood Windows (no clad)
I just posted on The Old House forum, but figured I might be better advised by posting here.
We're replacing all of the windows on our 90 year old house. We live in a very temperate climate. Our GC is advising aluminum clad for maintenence, but I really think I'd like to go with an all wood window and do the necessary upkeep. I like the look better, and I feel like aluminum clad windows on an old house is like aluminum siding.
I keep hearing the warnings of "oh the maintenence" if I ever mention all-wood windows, but I don't really take it to heart. People have had wood windows forever!
So, do I dismiss the sales people and my GC and go with a wood window, or are they really right? Is maintenence an absolute nightmare? Should I just get the clad?