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

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

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

Picking frame materials can be determined by your needs, like sticking to a specific budget or adding an attractive look to your residence.

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

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Discover more about the advantages of our wood and vinyl windows and how we can customize them for your areas. We offer the most popular styles of windows and patio doors, including double-hung windows.

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Our practically priced vinyl replacement windows have precise craftsmanship 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 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 seal them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a good insulator and stops 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 affordable option when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than just white.

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

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 cozy feeling that only natural wood can give.

Low Maintenance

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

Highly Customizable

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

With Pella, you can select 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 own a historic home, wood windows can match timeless style while adding modern 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 exceptional insulator and blocks 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 models that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of Washington DC

Whichever material you choose, you can rest easy 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 Washington DC can help you find 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 (202) 810-6799.

 

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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