Seattle Clad-Wood Windows

Are you looking to replace your old wooden windows with a more durable, weather-resistant, and energy-efficient replacement material? If so, you’ll love our clad-wood vinyl window selection. Now, you can enjoy the beauty of a natural wood finish while reaping all the performance benefits of vinyl materials.

At Lake Washington Windows and Doors, we install the highest quality clad-wood windows from the industry’s leading window manufacturers throughout the Greater Seattle area.

Clad-Wood Windows Defined

Clad-wood windows are made of wood and include exterior cladding to cover and protect the frame. The term cladding itself means layering material repeatedly to create an external protective barrier. Cladding is then attached to the exterior of a wooden window frame to shield the wood from outside elements while maintaining a beautiful interior wood finish.

Top Clad-Wood Window Benefits

  • Enjoy the best of both worlds with vinyl performance and a beautiful interior wood finish.
  • Independently tested and ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • Dozens of stained and painted options to match your home design.
  • Proven durability, condensation resistance, and humidity protection.
  • Clad-Wood windows require little to no maintenance.
  • Clad-Wood also increases the structural stability of your home.

The Finest Clad-Wood Manufacturer Chosen For You

Let us use our experience and industry knowledge to your benefit. With over 30 years in the window industry, time has allowed us to determine the clad-wood manufacturers who deliver the best blend of quality, price, and VALUE for you. Our chosen manufacturer partners create value in four essential areas: consistency of quality and service over the years, level of warranty support to you, industry longevity, and product innovation. Our valued manufacturer partner for clad-wood windows is: 

Anderson E-Series clad-wood windows are a luxurious and timeless option for Seattle homeowners looking to add character and warmth to their home. These windows are made with high-quality wood with various customizable options, including multiple wood species and finishes. Where Andersen leads the industry is the variety of ways their wood is protected. Each wood product is clad to resist the elements and provide a low-maintenance exterior that never needs painting. The E-Series Windows are energy-efficient, sturdy, and durable, making them a reliable choice for homeowners looking to add a classic and high-end touch to their home.

Features and Benefits:

  • An extensive array of design finishes and color options.

  • Traditional hardware colors and designs for that old-world charm.

  • Factory-finished and customizable options are available upon request.

  • Energy Star certified and independently tested to meet strict efficiency standards.

  • Insulated framing provides vastly superior performance than standard wood replacement windows.

Andersen E-Series Wood-Clad Windows

Window Styles Available Hardware Features Wood Species Paint Options Grid Options Glass Options Blinds & Shades Screen Options
Awning Windows
Bay/Bow Windows
Casement Windows
French Casement Windows
Double-Hung Windows
Horizontal Sliding Windows
Picture Windows
Specialty Windows
Hardware Features
Operator Handle & Cover
Sash Lock
Sash Lift
Lock
Slim Line Sash Pull

Hardware Finishes
Antique Brass
Black
Bright Chrome
Bronze
Gold
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Pewter
Polished Brass
Satin Chrome
White

Interior Wood Species
Pine
Maple
Verticle Grain Doug. Fir
Oak
Mahogany
Alder
Mixed Grain Doug. Fir
Hickory
Cherry
White Oak
Walnut

Factory-Finished Interiors
Clear Coat
Wheat
Autumn Oak
Golden Hickory
Honey
Cinnamon
Mocha
Russet
Espresso

Exterior Paint Options
50+ Color Options

Interior Painted Pine
White
Birch Bark
Primed (for paint)
Canvas
Sandtone
Terratone
Forest Green
Dark Bronze
Dove Gray
Prairie Grass
Red Rock
Cocoa Bean
Black
Anodized Silver

Fully Divided Light
Chamfer – Ovolo (Colonial)
Contemporary

Simulated Divided Light
Chamfer – Ovolo (Colonial)
Contemporary

Removable Interior Wood Grille
Chamfer – Ovolo (Colonial)
Contemporary

Finelight Grilles-Between-The Glass
Contoured

Low-E4
SmartSun
Sun
Heat Lock Coating
PassiveSun
Triple-Pane
Clear Dual-Pane

Glass Spacers
Black
White
Stainless Steel

Blinds-Between-The-Glass
Almond
Tan
White

System 3 Blinds
Almond
Tan
White

System 3 Shades
Almond
Pearl
Vanilla
Winter White

System 3 Control Knobs
Bronze
White
Black
Gold

Truscene Insect Screen
Wood Veneer Insect Screen
Retractable Insect Screen

Comparing Clad-Wood to Vinyl and Fiberglass Windows

Compared with other window materials, clad-wood vinyl windows are a unique option. They offer significantly higher performance levels than traditional wood windows while maintaining that beautiful wood finish. 

While vinyl is a popular and affordable choice, the material doesn’t always match the aesthetics of a traditional home design. Our clad-wood windows solve this problem for homeowners who want to upgrade their traditional home windows. The same logic applies when comparing these windows to our fiberglass selection. 

Our clad-wood windows offer the traditional homeowner a durable and energy-efficient material choice that will resist rot, mold, and decay and stand the test of time without fading or losing their attractive appearance.

Care and Maintenance of Clad-Wood Windows

Taking proper care of your clad-wood replacement windows will help ensure their longevity and efficiency. The following simple maintenance steps will help keep your clad-wood replacement windows in top condition and looking good year after year

  • Clean wood trim and windows regularly with a soft cloth and mild detergent

  • Clean stained trim with a wood cleaner specific to the type of wood used

  • Apply a coat of sealant every few years to help prevent fading or discoloration

  • Check the locks, latches, and hinges for proper operation and lubricate with a light oil

  • Check caulking and weather stripping for cracks or tears

  • Inspect windows for signs of wear, cracks, or damage

Andersen E-Series Milgard Tuscany Series Milgard Trinsic Series Milgard Ultra Series
Frame Material Aluminum Clad Wood Vinyl Vinyl Fiberglass
Strength Excellent Excellent Very Good Excellent
Durability Very Good Very Good Very Good Excellent
Large Size & Custom Designs Excellent Very Good Good Excellent
Energy Efficiency Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

 

% Glass to Frame

Very Good Very Good Excellent

 

Excellent

Curb Appeal Very Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
Exterior Colors 50 7 7 6
Warranty Very Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
Price $$$$ $$$ $$ $$$$

Top-Rated Window Replacement Services

At Lake Washington Windows and Doors, we offer the highest quality windows and unparalleled customer service. With each installation, our exclusive Leak Armor Installation provides superior protection around your window openings. When you choose us for your window installation project, you can be sure that you’re getting the best.

Financing Options with Convenient 10 Minute Approvals   

In addition to special offers and promotions, ask  our sales representative about our quick, digital financing application process.   From low-interest traditional loans to no down-no payment-no interest deferred financing plans,  we can help you fund your replacement window project so you can mobilize your cash for other investments.  We are a proud partner of Enerbank Finance, the largest lender for the home improvement industry.   See how much you can be pre-approved for.  

Every Window Includes a Limited Lifetime Warranty

The beauty of working with the top window manufacturers in the industry is the support you can expect before, during, and after installation. Both Milgard and Andersen offer limited lifetime warranties. However, the likelihood that you’ll need to take advantage of these warranties is low.

Milgard Lifetime Warranty Guarantee

Milgard’s award-winning windows and doors are built to last. However, if you ever encounter an unexpected problem, you can rest assured that their lifetime warranties cover your purchase.

Andersen Limited Lifetime Warranty Guarantee

Andersen prides itself on crafting durable, long-lasting products. That resilience allows them to offer some of the best warranties in the industry. They're even transferable should you sell your home. With Andersen’s exclusive Owner-to-Owner® limited warranties, you get peace of mind plus real added value.

Receive Our Patented Leak Armor Protection with Every Installation

We include our patented Leak Armor protection with every window we install. Developed through thousands of customer installations and years of experience, we utilize layers of flashing, pans, and sealants in a specific manner to provide commercial-grade sealing to residential homes.

Clad-Wood Window FAQs

What does clad wood mean?

Cladding is a protective exterior that guards your wood windows against water damage, rot, and mold. Inside your home, you’ll see visible, exposed wood. However, outside, your windows will be covered with cladding that safeguards them from the elements. Ultimately, Clad-Wood windows offer timeless beauty, better insulation, and longevity without the risk of moisture damage from the elements. It is truly the best of both worlds!

How long do wood-clad windows last?

Clad-Wood windows are highly durable and resistant to harsh weather and decay over time, lasting anywhere between 20-40 years.

Are vinyl or aluminum-clad-wood windows better?

Vinyl-clad-wood windows provide higher levels of performance and more durability throughout their lifetime compared to aluminum-clad-wood windows. While vinyl does expand more than aluminum, this is offset by the reduced heat transference, which ultimately leads to higher energy efficiency in vinyl-clad-wood windows. 

When are Clad-Wood windows the best option for me?

Clad-wood windows are for you if you desire all the benefits of vinyl windows and love the look of a natural interior wood finish without needing to deal with the added exterior maintenance of regular wood windows. 

What are the main benefits of Clad-Wood windows?

Wood is a non-conductive material that helps keep the cold and heat out to help you maintain a consistent temperature within your home. Clad-Wood windows offer excellent thermal efficiency and interior aesthetic comfort. With Clad-Wood windows, you can reap these benefits without the copious maintenance that standard wood windows require to resist rot, mold, and harsh weather conditions.