By Great Lakes Window
You are trying to decide if it’s time to replace your home windows, but you are unsure which window material is right for your home. After all, there are so many material types to choose from. Windows can be made from vinyl, wood, aluminum, all of which influence cost, efficiency and durability.
When you make the aluminum, wood and vinyl windows comparison you will see that vinyl windows are the best choice.
Aluminum windows conduct heat (and cold) through the window, making them less energy efficient. This allows more of the outside temperature into your home. This is not a factor with vinyl windows, which conduct very little of the outside temperature into your home. Vinyl windows help keep your home warm in the winter, and cool in the summer.
Aluminum windows can also “sweat,” meaning moisture beads form on the inside of the window frames during the winter. Other points to consider:
Wood windows provide challenges that you won’t experience with vinyl. Wood windows can be as much as twice as expensive.
Wood can match the insulation values of vinyl, but consider that wood windows do require yearly maintenance. Wood windows will need to be repainted (sometimes even sanded) every few years to keep them looking sharp. Repainting is also a must to ensure protection from the elements. If not, wood windows can take on water damage. Vinyl windows do not have any of these issues. Other points to consider when comparing wood vs. vinyl windows:
Vinyl windows prove to be the smartest choice when it comes to a replacement window cost comparison.
Vinyl windows are significantly less expensive than wood. They also offer a variety of architectural choices and design options to choose from – styles, configurations and colors to perfectly complement your home and lifestyle.
Get the look you want, the efficiency you need, and the cost you deserve when you choose Great Lakes Window vinyl windows.
See how affordable vinyl windows are by contacting an Authorized Great Lakes Window Dealer, who can answer your questions, show you samples, and provide you with a free estimate.
If you have more questions or want to see the difference for yourself, fill out our Find A Dealer form now and one of our Authorized Great Lakes Window Dealers would be happy to answer your questions.