Oak wood is strong, hard and provides high resistance to fungal and insect attack. It has a density of 0.75 grams per cubic centimeters—being one of the densest naturally occurring substances.
Red oak is a straight, tightly grained wood with a coarse texture and visible lines over its surface. Red oak wood is strong, stiff and hard, moderately stable and naturally resistant to decay.
White oak is wear-resistant, strong, heavy and hard. It is moderately stable, durable and steam-bends well. The texture of white oak wood is coarse to medium coarse with a light brown heartwood and white sapwood. White oak works with machines satisfactorily but is difficult to work with hand tools. It has a smoother texture than red oak and its pores do not require additional filling.
Schötten Fenster’s custom windows are hand crafted and individually built to the architect and homeowners requests, and with annual cleaning and plishing, our custom windows will be beautiful for the lifetime of the home. The materials used to manufacture our custom windows, along with the installation products, ensure that Schötten Fenster custom windows are more energy efficient than standard windows.
The wood stain we use on our windows is able to shrink or expand with the wood depending on the season of the year. It is an environmentally friendly product because it is water based which means fewer chemicals used in the installation of our custom windows.
Since Schötten Fenster is a custom window company, we are able too accomodate designs for larger glass sizes and able to offer a warranty for our work. Unlike regular glass our laminated glass offers the homeowner better security because it is shatterproof.
Our windows use hardware that is mulit-point meaning it latches in more than one point on the window frame. Having the hardware latch more than at the handle means the window is less likely to warp over time. For all our custom windows we offer the client the option to order custom hardware. The homeowner will have the ability to pick the style and finish to fully customize their new windows.