Vinyl Windows vs Wood Windows

The two most popular types of replacement windows are wood windows and vinyl windows.

Getting old windows replaced has many benefits. However, it is critically important that you examine the options and decide what type of window best fits your needs.

Replacement windows are beneficial because they:

  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Enhance the décor
  • Add value to your home

Vinyl Windows

Vinyl Windows are made from a plastic called PVC, which is a durable synthetic resin. Vinyl windows have only been around for about 50 years and they now account for about the same share of the market as wood windows. The popularity of vinyl windows remains; largely due to the fact that they cost less than their wooden counterparts.

Vinyl windows aren’t as strong as wood windows, but they can last two decades or more. A good vinyl window also saves on energy bills because the insulation in the frame of the window itself is energy efficient.

Additionally, vinyl windows require no maintenance because they never need painting or scraping. Yet, regardless of all these benefits, wood windows remain the most sought after in the replacement window industry.

Wood Windows

Wood windows are beautiful, strong, and energy efficient. Wood windows usually come with a warranty of up to 40 years and it can be transferred from one owner to another.

The wood interior immensely improves the looks of your home, and this can be a main selling point if you decide to put your home on the market.

Wood windows are even more energy efficient than vinyl, and now with the Fabre exteriors that some manufactures use, they are just as maintenance free as vinyl.

The strength of the wood prevents weather damage, seals in the heat/cold due to hot and cold temperatures.

Remember, the two most popular types of replacement windows are wood windows and vinyl windows. Vinyl Windows are made from a plastic called PVC, which is a durable synthetic resin. Vinyl windows require no maintenance. Yet, regardless of all these benefits, wood windows remain the most sought after in the replacement window industry.

You want your windows to last for many years, so it’s often a daunting task to decide between wood and vinyl. Both are tough and dependable, so it’s really a matter of choice. If your budget is restricted, vinyl windows may be the best for you. On the other hand, if your main priority is aesthetics and durability, wood may be the right choice.

Advanced Window Products is a green company. It is Utah’s #1 Window Company. Our products are configured to be energy efficient.

Advanced Windows offers excellent products at a competitive price and top-notch customer service. Every product is made of the highest grade of materials. All installers are lead-safe certified, AAMA, NFRC, and Energy Star Certified.

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