Different Window & Door Materials

Getting ready to replace your old windows or door? There are several different materials to consider, and each has its pros and cons. The material you choose will primarily be determined by your top priorities—energy efficiency, maintenance, beauty, etc.

Window Materials

There are a few different window materials available—vinyl and wood are two popular ones. Wood has natural beauty many people find appealing, but it’s more vulnerable to warping and rotting and requires a bit more maintenance than other window materials. While vinyl windows are sometimes not recommended for extremely hot climates, they:

  • Are low-maintenance
  • Don’t require painting
  • Are less susceptible to rusting
  • Can help protect against water and air infiltration
  • Are energy-efficient
  • Work well with any home

Double-Hung Window from American Window

Door Materials

Vinyl doors offer the same benefits as vinyl windows—minimal maintenance, higher resistance to rotting, etc. You can also choose steel or fiberglass doors. Steel exterior doors are:

  • Sturdy and strong
  • Durable
  • Low-maintenance

Fiberglass doors also require minimal maintenance—in fact, they can resemble the look of a wood door for those who prefer the natural beauty of wood but don’t want to deal with all the maintenance!

Entry Door from ProVia

Here’s a quick breakdown. What is the best quality about:

  • Vinyl? Energy efficiency
  • Steel? Durability
  • Fiberglass? Minimal maintenance

Windows & Doors in Indianapolis

If you live in the central Indiana area, Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie can help! We offer high-quality vinyl windows and vinyl, steel, and fiberglass doors from various manufacturers in the industry.

Learn more about our replacement windows and doors.

Ready to replace your old, drafty, inefficient windows and doors? Contact Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie to learn more!