Truth be told, while vinyl windows have dramatically increased in popularity over the last couple decades, wood windows continue to maintain their strong points. This article will look at wood vs. vinyl windows in a simplified bullet point by bullet point comparison of the major factors which should be considered – colors & finishing, overall maintenance requirements, affordability, general appearance and accessibility.
Vinyl windows are almost exclusively made using PVC material, or high-quality polyvinyl chloride. Interior wood windows (pine, douglas fir, etc.) on the other hand, are, as you might’ve guessed, made largely of wood. When it comes to exterior wood windows though, they’re often enforced or complemented with metals, PVC, or fiberglass.
So, in the vinyl vs. wood windows battle, both sides are fairly evenly matched when everything is taken into consideration. Don’t forget about the insulating factor with solid wood outperforming hollow vinyl. What it comes down to is the unique cost-benefit of analysis of buyers and what their long term needs are for the space involved.
Whether you’re in search of vinyl or wooden windows, our team at Oceanside Exteriors is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to assisting with your window replacement needs!