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

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

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

Choosing frame materials can be determined by your needs, like following a certain budget or adding charm to your home.

Pella® replacement windows can take care of both needs. And we’ll work together 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 rooms. We offer the most wanted styles of windows and patio doors, including double-hung windows.

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Our reasonably priced vinyl replacement windows feature precise craftsmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you satisfaction for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows don’t need much maintenance, 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 stain them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a great insulator and limits heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you want, you can tailor 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 economical option when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than only white.

Make your own style with Pella’s dual-color frames. Select a different color, like black or gray, to highlight your home’s architecture. Our DuraColor™ exterior finishes exceed industry standards for fade resistance1 to help ensure 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 resist exposure to sunlight, humidity and temperatures.

Benefits of Wood Windows

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

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows must have exterior painting and sealing every few years. Skip those chores with our exclusive EnduraClad® finishes, which include interior wood window frames. These aluminum-clad exteriors counter 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 models.

With Pella, you can choose from woods like pine, Douglas fir and mahogany. As well as a wide variety 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 own a historic home, wood windows can match timeless style while adding up-to-date energy efficiency.

Long Lasting

Wood is a sturdy material for windows. At Pella, we back our wood windows with one of the best limited lifetime warranties in the industry.2

Energy Efficient

Wood is a great insulator and blocks 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 styles that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of South Portland

Whichever material you select, 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 South Portland can help you choose and create the right window for your home. We’ll help 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 207-253-1856.

 

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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