Comparing Vinyl and Wooden Windows

Sep 4, 2017

When it comes to purchasing new windows for your San Diego home, the material you choose may be one of the most important decisions you make. A windows material can dictate its energy efficient capabilities, style, and even durability. If you’re like many homeowners, you may find yourself torn between two of the most popular materials on the market. Vinyl and wood windows each come with extensive lists of benefits, which can make it difficult to decide which one is the right choice for your home. To simplify the process, we have created a short guided comparing these two popular window choices.

Wood Windows: Wood windows have long been the classic and elegant window choice for a home. Homeowners love their natural look and feel, and the warmth it brings to their home. Wood windows come in a wide variety of species and styles and easily blend in with an existing interior and exterior design. In addition to this, wood windows are remarkably easy to customize by simply painting or staining them.
Vinyl Windows: When vinyl windows were first introduced to the market, it was rare to find them in a color other than white. Since then, the material has risen in popularity and manufacturers have responded by offering a greater variety of style and colors. Vinyl windows are not as easy to customize, but many manufacturers are willing to accept custom orders.

Energy Efficiency
Wood Windows: Wood windows have strong energy efficient capabilities when they are first installed, unfortunately time and elements often take their toll on the window frames. Wood windows have a tendency to hold onto excess moisture, which in turn leads to frame warping and draft formation. In order to keep wood windows strong insulating capabilities, homeowners will have to have the windows regularly repaired.
Vinyl Windows: Vinyl windows have earned quite the reputation for their strong energy efficient capabilities. Not only are the windows weather resistant, but they also come with an expanding material and double or triple-pane glass.

Upkeep and Maintenance
Wood Windows: While homeowners may love the look and feel of wood windows, not many of them enjoy the maintenance the windows require. Wood window must be peeled, sanded, painted and stained annually in order to maintain their elegant look.

Vinyl Windows: When it comes to low maintenance windows, vinyl windows San Diego, CA are in a league of their own. Homeowners that choose this popular material will only need to occasionally wash their windows with simple soap and water to keep them looking good!

At the end of the day, the best window material is the one that adequately fulfills your homes specific needs. We suggest sitting down and discussing important factors like how much time and money you’re willing to invest in your windows before shopping for the perfect material. If you would like the assistance of one of our window experts just give us a call at 619-258-0515 or visit our showroom floor located at 11632 Riverside Dr Lakeside, CA 92040.

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