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

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

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

Selecting frame materials can be determined by your needs, like sticking to a precise budget or adding beauty to your residence.

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

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Our practically priced vinyl replacement windows feature detailed workmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you comfort for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows don’t need much upkeep, other than cleaning with soap and water. You won’t need 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 blocks 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 options that can help you save on energy bills
  • Vinyl frame foam insulation

Affordable

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

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than just white.

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

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

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

Durable

We engineer and test our vinyl windows to withstand exposure to sunlight, humidity and temperatures.

Benefits of Wood Windows

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

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows require exterior painting and sealing every few years. Avoid those tasks with our exclusive EnduraClad® finishes, which include 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 very customizable. You can pick from contemporary and traditional options.

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 complement 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 back our wood windows with one of the best limited lifetime warranties in the industry.2

Energy Efficient

Wood is a great 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 options that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of Wilmington

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

Our professionals at Pella of Wilmington can help you choose and make 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 910-218-9596.

 

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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