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

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

Choosing frame materials can be based on your needs, like sticking to a precise budget or adding charm to your rooms.

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

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Find out more about the benefits of our wood and vinyl windows and how we can customize them for your rooms. 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 detailed workmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you comfort for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows require little service, 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 seal them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a great insulator and stops heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you choose, 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 often the most reasonable option 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. 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 ensure long-lasting vibrancy.

Ask your Pella professional how you can further personalize 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 genuine wood can offer.

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows need exterior painting and sealing every few years. Skip those chores with our exclusive EnduraClad® finishes, which have 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 highly customizable. You can pick from contemporary and traditional styles.

With Pella, you can pick 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 live in a historic home, wood windows can match timeless style while adding contemporary energy efficiency.

Long Lasting

Wood is a durable 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 choose, 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 Birmingham

Whichever material you pick, 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 experts at Pella of Birmingham can help you find and design the right window for your home. We’ll assist 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 877-680-9617.

 

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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