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

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

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

Selecting frame materials can depend on your needs, like sticking to a specific budget or adding beauty to your rooms.

Pella® replacement windows can take care of both needs. And we’ll work with you to find the best option for your home and wallet during your free, in-home consultation.

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Find out more about the benefits of our wood and vinyl windows and how we can customize them for your spaces. 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 meticulous craftsmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you comfort for years.

Low Maintenance

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

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a good insulator and stops 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 frequently the most affordable alternative when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than only white.

Make your own look with Pella’s dual-color frames. Choose a contrasting color, like black or gray, to enhance your home’s outside. Our DuraColor™ exterior finishes exceed industry standards for fade resistance1 to help ensure long-lasting color.

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

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

Durable

We engineer 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 warm feeling that only natural wood can provide.

Low Maintenance

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

Highly Customizable

From material to grille patterns to color, wood windows are extremely customizable. You can pick from contemporary and traditional styles.

With Pella, you can pick from woods like pine, Douglas fir and mahogany. As well as a wide collection of stains, paints and hardware to enhance 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 durable material for windows. At Pella, we support our wood windows with one of the best limited lifetime warranties in the industry.2

Energy Efficient

Wood is an excellent insulator and halts heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you need, 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 Bloomington

Whichever material you select, you can be at peace 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 professionals at Pella of Bloomington can help you choose and design the right window for your home. We’ll be with 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 309-663-7132.

 

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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