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

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

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

Picking frame materials can be based on your needs, like adhering to a precise budget or adding an attractive look to your residence.

Pella® replacement windows can take care of both needs. And we’ll partner with you to find the ideal option for your home and wallet during your free, in-home consultation.

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

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Our reasonably priced vinyl replacement windows include detailed technique and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you satisfaction for years.

Low Maintenance

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

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a good insulator and limits heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you select, you can personalize 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
  • Vinyl frame foam insulation

Affordable

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

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than just white.

Create your own look with Pella’s dual-color frames. Choose a different color, like black or gray, to highlight your home’s architecture. Our DuraColor™ exterior finishes exceed industry standards for fade resistance1 to help provide long-lasting richness.

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

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

Durable

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

Benefits of Wood Windows

Our premium, high-performing styles give your home a welcoming feeling that only natural wood can provide.

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows need exterior painting and sealing every few years. Skip those tasks with our exclusive EnduraClad® finishes, which have interior wood window frames. These aluminum-clad exteriors resist fading and look great for years.

Highly Customizable

From material to grille patterns to color, wood windows are highly customizable. You can choose from contemporary and traditional models.

With Pella, you can pick from woods like pine, Douglas fir and mahogany. As well as a wide variety 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 up-to-date energy efficiency.

Long Lasting

Wood is a sturdy 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 need, you can customize energy efficiency with:

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

Find the Right Window with Pella of Vancouver

Whichever material you choose, you can be at peace 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 Vancouver can help you choose 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 250-475-1277.

 

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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