Wood vs vinyl windows
Whether your goal is to improve design, energy efficiency or add additional value to your home, it is improtant that you identify different window types that are available for you. There are two leading types of replacement windows - wood windows and vinyl windows. In this article we will discuss each materials pros and cons.
Vinyl windows - made from a plastic material, energy efficient and low maintenance. These windows work best in a stable climate without extreme weather conditions. Vinyl windows last about 15–20 years due to the durable and sturdy material from which they're made.
Wood windows - typically used to preserve the existing look of a home. More costly than other types of windows they require some maintenance and upkeep. These windows are beautiful hand-crafted pieces of furniture adding to the overall aesthetic nature of your home. Wood windows are a unique and elegant addition to your home that no other window can match. With proper maintenance wood windows last 30+ years.
Wood vs Vinyl
|Maintenance||No maintenance||Lot of maintenance and preservation|
|Energy Efficiency||Energy Efficient||Highly energy efficient|
|Price||Affordable||More expensive than Vinyl|
|Design Options||Limited||Highly customizable|
|Durability||15–20 years||30+ years|
It all comes down to priorities. If you are on a very tight budget - vinyl windows is your best option. If your concern is longevity, beauty or resal value of your home then wood windows are the right choice.
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