Windowbox Materials
Lynn Karlin

Buying Boxes

Window boxes are available in a variety of materials. Redwood and cedar boxes weather to a beautiful patina but must be replaced every few years. Plastic boxes don't rot and are inexpensive, but they look less refined. Copper, fiberglass, and zinc are durable but expensive. Remember to attach boxes to your home with corrosion-free screws like galvanized or stainless steel decking screws.

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