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Vinyl vs. Wood Windows - What's Right for My Albany Home?

Vinyl vs. Wood Windows - What's Right for My Albany Home?

Vinyl and wood windows are among the most well-liked window materials today. Besides analyzing the pros and cons, how do you know which window material is ideal for your home?

Choosing frame materials can depend on your needs, like adhering to a precise budget or adding an attractive look to your home.

Pella® replacement windows can fulfill both needs. And we’ll work together to find the right option for your home and wallet during your free, in-home consultation.

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Find out more about the pluses of our wood and vinyl windows and how we can design them for your areas. We offer the most wanted styles of windows and patio doors, including double-hung windows.

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Our sensibly priced vinyl replacement windows have detailed craftsmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you satisfaction for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows don’t need much upkeep, other than cleaning with soap and water. You won’t have to paint or stain your windows every few years. In fact, you’ll never need to stain them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a great insulator and stops heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you want, you can personalize energy efficiency with:

  • Glass options, such as dual- or triple-pane glass with Low-E and argon
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options that can help you save on energy bills
  • Vinyl frame foam insulation

Affordable

Vinyl is generally the most economical alternative when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than only white.

Make your own appearance with Pella’s dual-color frames. Use a contrasting color, like black or gray, to complement your home’s architecture. Our DuraColor™ exterior finishes exceed industry standards for fade resistance1 to help ensure long-lasting richness.

Ask your Pella professional how you can further personalize your windows with:

  • Grilles
  • Hardware
  • Between-the-glass shades and blinds

Durable

We create and test our vinyl windows to resist exposure to sunlight, humidity and temperatures.

Benefits of Wood Windows

Our premium, high-performing styles give your residence a warm feeling that only genuine wood can provide.

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows need exterior painting and sealing every few years. Bypass those chores with our exclusive EnduraClad® finishes, which feature interior wood window frames. These aluminum-clad exteriors counter fading and look good for years.

Highly Customizable

From material to grille patterns to color, wood windows are extremely customizable. You can pick from contemporary and traditional styles.

With Pella, you can choose from woods like pine, Douglas fir and mahogany. As well as a wide collection of stains, paints and hardware to accentuate your home.

Depending on the product line, you can also add:

  • Insynctive® technology
  • Integrated blinds and shades

Historical Accuracy

If you have a historic home, wood windows can match timeless style while adding contemporary energy efficiency.

Long Lasting

Wood is a long-lasting material for windows. At Pella, we support our wood windows with one of the best limited lifetime warranties in the industry.2

Energy Efficient

Wood is an excellent insulator and halts heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you want, you can customize energy efficiency with:

  • Glass options, such as dual- or triple-pane glass with Low-E and argon
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated styles that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of Albany

Whichever material you pick, you can rest easy knowing your Pella windows will be part of your home for years. We've been innovating, engineering and building the long-lasting, quality products you deserve since 1925.

Our experts at Pella of Albany can help you select and design the right window for your home. We’ll help you every step of the way, from free, in-home consultation to the day your new windows are installed. Visit our showroom or call us at 518-414-5302.

 

1Exceeds AAMA 613 test requirements.
2Based on comparing written limited warranties of leading national wood window and wood patio door brands. See Pella written Limited Warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, at pella.com/warranty or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

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