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

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

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

Selecting frame materials can be based on your needs, like following a specific budget or adding charm to your home.

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

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Learn 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 meticulous workmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you peace of mind for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows don’t need a lot of maintenance, 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 seal them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a great insulator and limits heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you choose, you can tailor 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
  • Vinyl frame foam insulation

Affordable

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

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than only white.

Create your own style with Pella’s dual-color frames. Select a distinct color, like black or gray, to enhance your home’s outside. 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 create and test our vinyl windows to endure exposure to sunlight, humidity and temperatures.

Benefits of Wood Windows

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

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows need 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 resist fading and look attractive for years.

Highly Customizable

From material to grille patterns to color, wood windows are extremely 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 selection 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 stand behind our wood windows with one of the best limited lifetime warranties in the industry.2

Energy Efficient

Wood is an excellent insulator and stops 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 options that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of Davenport

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, designing and building the long-lasting, quality products you deserve since 1925.

Our professionals at Pella of Davenport can help you choose and create the right window for your home. We’ll be with 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 563-202-8576.

 

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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