5 Differences Vinyl & Wood Windows

5 Differences between Vinyl & Wood Windows

When deciding on replacement windows for your home, there are many different factors homeowners need to consider when figuring out which window will be the best for their home. Today, we are going to be discussing the differences between vinyl and wood windows and what homeowners should look for if they are deciding between these two options.

  • Cost
  • Vinyl windows are generally less expensive than wood windows. This is because vinyl is a synthetic material and is easier to manufacture than wood. If you're looking to save money on your home remodeling project, vinyl windows may be the way to go.

  • Maintenance
  • Vinyl windows require very little maintenance. They don't need to be painted or stained. These windows are also resistant to rot, mold, and termites, unlike wooden windows. Wood windows, on the other hand, require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best.

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Both vinyl and wood windows can be energy efficient, but vinyl is generally more efficient. Vinyl windows have a lower U-factor than wood windows, which means they are better at insulating your home and keeping the heat in during the winter and the cool air in during the summer.

  • Durability
  • Vinyl windows are very durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. They are also resistant to fading, chipping and cracking. Wood windows, while beautiful and traditional, can be damaged by moisture, pests and sunlight.

  • Appearance
  • Wood windows have a classic, timeless look that many homeowners love. They can be painted or stained to match the style of your home. Vinyl windows, while not as traditional, come in a variety of colors and styles that can complement any home. So, it really depends on your personal style and preferences.

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Overall, both vinyl and wood windows have their positives and negatives when it comes to home remodeling. It's important to consider your budget, maintenance needs, energy efficiency, durability and appearance when making your decision. Contact us online or call us today at 724-200-8494 to get your replacement window estimate started today!

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