Are Wood or Vinyl Replacement Windows Better?
Replacement window shopping can be a potentially overwhelming experience. Probably the most important decision you will need to make is selecting the type of material out of which your windows will be made.
As the Huntington Beach area’s leading installer of replacement windows, we will explain the differences between wood and vinyl replacement windows.
Wood vs Vinyl Windows: Cost
Right off the bat, vinyl windows are easily the most economically sound option. Typically, vinyl windows are a good 25% cheaper than wood windows. Low supply and high demand of wood – as well as the inflated price of the natural materials – leads to skyrocketing wood window prices, making vinyl windows the optimal choice for today’s budget-conscious consumer.
Wood vs. Vinyl Windows: Maintenance
The biggest problem with wood is that it deteriorates. As a result, wooden windows require regular upkeep, including sanding and repainting every three to four years. Without such maintenance, wood windows are subject to sagging, rotting, warping, and cracking, all of which detract from the beauty and comfort of your home.
With vinyl replacement windows, there is virtually no necessary upkeep following installation. Vinyl replacement windows maintain their shape, style, and color for years on end – with no effort or expense on your part!
In fact – our vinyl replacement windows come with a limited lifetime warranty!
Wood vs. Vinyl Windows: Energy Efficiency
Vinyl and wood are both natural insulators. But, for optimal insulation, vinyl windows can be constructed with a high energy efficiency foam interior.
Our high energy efficiency vinyl replacement windows beat wood every time.
Wood vs. Vinyl Windows: Colors and Finishes
While it is true that you can paint or stain wood any color you like, painting window frames is time consuming and costly. This results in extra time and money most consumers would prefer not to waste.
If you opt for vinyl windows, on the other hand, we offers offer a wide variety of premium finishes available on your vinyl replacement windows from sleek white, to black, grey, off-white, brown, red, and more – the choice is yours!
Wood vs. Vinyl Windows: Return on Investment
Ultimately, between the higher cost upfront and the need for constant upkeep and repair, wooden windows do not deliver a desirable return on investment.
Between their ease of upkeep and their multitude of aesthetic options -all of which equal or exceed what is available with wood windows- vinyl windows come out on top. The “one-and-done” nature of vinyl replacement windows makes for a timeless addition to your home – with an immediate return on your initial investment. And if and when the time comes for you to sell your home, you can rest easy knowing that replacing your windows is not on the list of things you have to worry about in regard to preparing your home for sale.
When weighing all the options, the scale clearly tips in favor of Vinyl replacement Windows over Wood Windows.
If you’re looking to waste time and money on constantly upkeeping your windows, look no further than to wood. But if you’re looking for a sleek, durable, beautiful addition to your home that requires minimal maintenance, vinyl replacement windows are the obvious choice!