A team from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has found that wooden windows can keep rooms warmer in the winter season. The team has reached an analysis that a transparent wooden window can one day replace traditionally windows. A process of seeing through transparent wooden window can turn into holding heat-retaining power and that could help in to regulate the temperature of the building.
For the initial trial, the team from the institute created a transparent wood window by removing complex organic polymers to allow light to come through. Later, the team had soaked de-lignified birch wood in polyethylene glycol. It is a polymer that is found in theatre smoke machines and toothpaste. When this material is fixed in the wooden window, it makes it harder for heat to cross. That means a wooden window can work as an insulator against the cold outside and can keep the summer heat out of the room. Visit www.fenestrum.lt for good ideas on wooden window structures.
Polyethylene glycol remains solid at room temperature but melts at 30 degrees celsius. It is enough to let it remain into the wooden window. Aluminum windows are not considered as good insulators as natural wood, and wooden windows are four times better than Aluminum end double glazing. The wooden window can also withstand a heavy load and it is biodegradable and that makes them easier to dispose off concrete or glass. The material also contains white haze similar to glass and it can be overcome by playing with chemistry or using high-quality wood.