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Vinyl vs. Wood Windows - What's Right for My Northern Virginia Home?

Vinyl vs. Wood Windows - What's Right for My Northern Virginia Home?

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

Picking frame materials can be determined by your needs, like sticking to a specific 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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Learn more about the pluses of our wood and vinyl windows and how we can customize them for your spaces. We offer the most desired styles of windows and patio doors, including double-hung windows.

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Our sensibly priced vinyl replacement windows include precise technique and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you satisfaction for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows require little service, other than cleaning with soap and water. You won’t be required to paint or stain your windows every few years. In fact, you’ll never need to repaint them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a fantastic insulator and blocks heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you choose, 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 reasonable option when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than just white.

Create your own style with Pella’s dual-color frames. Select a different color, like black or gray, to enhance your home’s exterior. Our DuraColor™ exterior finishes exceed industry standards for fade resistance1 to help provide long-lasting vibrancy.

Ask your Pella professional how you can further customize your windows with:

  • Grilles
  • Hardware
  • Between-the-glass shades and blinds

Durable

We design and test our vinyl windows to endure exposure to sunlight, humidity and temperatures.

Benefits of Wood Windows

Our premium, high-performing styles give your home a cozy feeling that only genuine wood can give.

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows require exterior painting and sealing every few years. Skip those duties with our exclusive EnduraClad® finishes, which feature interior wood window frames. These aluminum-clad exteriors resist fading and look attractive for years.

Highly Customizable

From material to grille patterns to color, wood windows are highly customizable. You can choose 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 complement your home.

Depending on the product line, you can also add:

  • Insynctive® technology
  • Integrated blinds and shades

Historical Accuracy

If you have a historic home, wood windows can match timeless style while adding modern energy efficiency.

Long Lasting

Wood is a long-lasting material for windows. At Pella, we stand behind 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 want, you can customize 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

Find the Right Window with Pella of Northern Virginia

Whichever material you select, you can rest easy knowing your Pella windows will be part of your home for years. We've been innovating, designing and building the long-lasting, quality products you deserve since 1925.

Our specialists at Pella of Northern Virginia can help you find and design the right window for your home. We’ll assist 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 571-292-3519.

 

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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