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    Default Wooden window frames

    I'm planning to change the windows of my house. Currently we have on the first floor black metal sliding windows (induca style) and on the second floor a combination of sliding windows and 'percianas' (also the ugly black / dark brown induca metal frames.

    If possible (and not outrageously expensive) I would like to change them with wooden frames, sliding or swing. Does anyone has experience with this, where to get them or to have made by whom and does it last without having to paint every 6 months?

    Gr. Mauricio

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    More than a year later....still considering changing the windows for wooden window frames.....does anyone know if these are offered in DR?

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    I think anything would be better than wood as it rots and need to be treated because of termites.

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    how about take the aluminum frame and make a nice window there. find a glass guy and some creative things to use.

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    We have wooden outer windows which came with the house when we bought it. This has to be the dumbest idiotic thing our previous owner could do. We live on the Beach, so not only does it rot but it also moves quite a bit as the bolts to close it are not in line and i have to move them from time to time
    We are this week changing all off our outer windows to NON WOOD windows, I would NEVER suggest wood windows here. I am by no means an expert on this subject but in the last year they have gotten way worse.
    I will say it again I HATE our previous owner who insisted on everything wood. Termites are just the beginning of the problems which we also just dealt with!

    Windows and floors when they are not wood i will be in total heaven!!

    Yes i realize this is my own stupid fault for buying this house but my wife WANTED it and what she wants she gets!!!

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    Around 5 or 6 years ago we changed the windows almost everywhere in our house. We bought pvc (or plastic) frames with double thermo glass European stile . The windows close hermetic and no water, no bugs and nothing comes through.
    It is the best thing I have ever bought for the house.
    The frames are white and very easy to clean - and they stay nice. No maintenance needed.
    I remember, that the price was only a little higher than the price for the normal sliding alu windows . I can really recommend that kind of windows.
    We bought the windows in Santiago - a place called “Elements” (no idea if the place still exists - somewhere in Tamboril). It was a German guy and the windows were imported from Europe. The guy was weird, but the windows are fantastic.

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    It is no problem having windows made of wood - you just need to use hard wood or treated wood . Normal pine wood is cheaper, but you get the termites very quickly…
    Part of our roof is made of treated pinewood , covered with tiles and it is at least 10 or 12 years old and never a problem with bugs.

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    Induca has modern tilt and turn european style windows that can be completed with double glass, they are much better than the sliding ones and they make the house completely silent, no noise from the street at all. Also no water leaks, no wind noise, nothing. They have those frames from different manufacturers, the cheaper ones come from Latin America, the same dark brown color, they have another model (twice more expensive) from France in white color, ask them if other colors are available. That type of windows is the best for DR conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hernandez View Post
    Induca has modern tilt and turn european style windows that can be completed with double glass, they are much better than the sliding ones and they make the house completely silent, no noise from the street at all. Also no water leaks, no wind noise, nothing. They have those frames from different manufacturers, the cheaper ones come from Latin America, the same dark brown color, they have another model (twice more expensive) from France in white color, ask them if other colors are available. That type of windows is the best for DR conditions.
    I have changed in the past year 5 windows from the ugly brown to the white frame, I took the more expensive version from Induca, so I guess these are the French ones. They don't look that bad, but i do like wood better, but obviously don't want the problems with rotten windows or termites.

    One big mistake I made was letting me be convinced by the Induca sales lady to take the laminated windows to keep noise out instead of the normal double glass. The laminated version has to pieces of glass pressed together with a laminate between them. I have had the normal double glass windows before from Induca and I feel they kept out the noise better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21yearsinDR View Post
    Around 5 or 6 years ago we changed the windows almost everywhere in our house. We bought pvc (or plastic) frames with double thermo glass European stile . The windows close hermetic and no water, no bugs and nothing comes through.
    It is the best thing I have ever bought for the house.
    The frames are white and very easy to clean - and they stay nice. No maintenance needed.
    I remember, that the price was only a little higher than the price for the normal sliding alu windows . I can really recommend that kind of windows.
    We bought the windows in Santiago - a place called “Elements” (no idea if the place still exists - somewhere in Tamboril). It was a German guy and the windows were imported from Europe. The guy was weird, but the windows are fantastic.
    Going to look for that! What makes the Alu windows look cheap is the shine they have, I suppose these PVC ones come matte as well.

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