Accoya sash windows and doors are long lasting, hard-wearing and can bring beauty to a home. There are a number of different types of timber available in the manufacturing of sash windows and French and bi-folding doors, but there are a number benefits to using Accoya Timber, which is created through a process of acetylating the wood:
Stability: Sudden or seasonal temperature and weather changes can change the structure of windows and doors, causing them to shrink or warp. The process of creating Accoya Timber provides it with properties that mean it withstands these seasonal weather changes and the potential adverse effects associated with them. This makes Accoya sash windows and doors stable in very hot, cold, wet or dry conditions, thus preventing the swelling, shrinking or warping that can cause doors and windows to jam, not align properly or be draughty and less secure.
Durability: Accoya Timber offers very high durability. Therefore, Accoya windows and doors will last for many years without decaying or being susceptible to rotting. Apart from being long lasting, Accoya wood is also resistant to insect attacks, thus increasing the life of your windows and doors.
Sustainability: Since Accoya is durable, recyclable and environmentally friendly, it is highly sustainable. The wood itself comes from sustainable sources such as certified pine wood. The manufacturing of the material is non-toxic and only the natural components of the wood are used in its production. What’s more, it has a Guarantee of 50 years above ground, and 25 years if in contact with moisture below ground.
Quality: Accoya is a very high quality softwood and it can be easily moulded and shaped to suit a variety of needs and styles. There is no need to apply preservatives when the wood is cut or planed, and if you do coat the wood it should last 3-4 times longer due to the high stability of the Accoya. Its high strength to weight ration means that Accoya is suitable for the most challenging of uses.
Cost: As you might expect, Accoya wood does have a slightly higher cost than other common timbers in their natural state. This is due to the additional processes involved in creating it. However, it offers exceptional value as the additional cost can be easily outweighed by the likely extra lifespan that your windows and doors will have. Especially if you are planning to stay in your property for a number of years or if you are replacing doors or windows in a public building, Accoya wood is a worthwhile investment.
The high durability, sustainability and quality of Accoya wood make it the ideal choice for the windows and doors in your home. For more information on Accoya, visit https://www.sashwindowspecialist.co.uk/accoya/.
If you’re looking for Accoya windows in London, Surrey or the surrounding counties, give the team at The Specialist in Traditional Sash Windows a call on 0800 389 7384, or visit www.sashwindowspecialist.co.uk.