New Custom Home: New or Wood? How long does paint last on wood?
I am having such a difficult time deciding on wood or wood-clad windows. We are most likely considering the Marvin product line either way. I am getting such conflicting answers on how long the paint will last on the wood windows. The window rep tells me every 2-3 years the wood windows will need to be painted. Is this correct?? Yet the builder says it is much longer.
We fear that we will be married to a color with the metal clad forever. Yet, we are not the type to want to paint every 2-3 years.
We are building a Spanish style home in Fort Worth, Texas. We are considering a sage green color for the windows with a yellowish-cream color of stucco (along with a tile roof). The main drawback for us with the wood-clad is being stuck with the sage green color forever, and what if it goes out of style in 10-15 years.
Any experience with wood windows in a similiar climate would help us. Our neighborhood does offer some shade. Our house will face north, and the sides of the house will not receive tons of direct sunlight.