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Old 07-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Type of wood for exterior window frame


I am replacing a cottage window. The window itself has a vinyl frame, nailer etc., but I have to make it fit. The old wood will be removed and I will cut new wood for the frame. Where I am, spruce is the most popular, but is it a good choice for extreior wood frames and sills?
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pvc/fiber cement and Miratec have mostly replaced wood for exterior trim

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Posting a picture would sure help.
And he's right unless your into wood rot, painting and priming, a man made product is the way to go.
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Thanks. But the owner doesn't want to spend any extra and is planning to sell. The other windows are wood frame and painted. I agree ... if it were mine ... I'd go hi-tech but this isn't the case.
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then use v.g. western red cedar, thats better than spruce
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