Do you need to replace your home’s old, drafty windows? If you’re in the market for new windows, there is no shortage of options! Vinyl and wood are two popular choices, and many homeowners are curious about the difference between these two window materials.
So, what is the difference between wood and vinyl windows? Which one is better?
Vinyl Windows Compared to Wood Windows
Both vinyl and wood are viable options for your new windows—and they offer different advantages.
Wood has natural beauty and charm that appeals to many (in fact, people buy other materials that resemble real wood), but it is more vulnerable to warping and rotting. Also, while wood windows are energy-efficient, they tend to not last as long as other types of windows and are one of the most expensive options.
Although newer to the market than wood, vinyl windows have become extremely popular over the years. They:
- Are energy-efficient
- Are low-maintenance
- Have low thermal conduction properties (which can help keep your home more energy efficient and comfortable)
- Can better resist warping, rotting, etc.
- Are strong (vinyl is extruded but not rigid—internal hollow chambers are often added to provide extra strength)
- Can be an affordable choice
Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie offers vinyl windows from American Window and Great Lakes Window—in all different styles:
- Bay and bow
Our replacement windows can help enhance not only the appearance of your home but also its energy efficiency, comfort and curb appeal.
Contact us to learn more about our windows or if you’re ready to install new, energy-efficient windows in your home in the Indianapolis area!