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

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

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

Choosing frame materials can depend on your needs, like sticking to a certain budget or adding beauty to your home.

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

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Learn more about the benefits of our wood and vinyl windows and how we can custom-make them for your spaces. We offer the most wanted styles of windows and patio doors, including double-hung windows.

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Our practically priced vinyl replacement windows feature meticulous workmanship 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 have to paint or stain your windows every few years. In fact, you’ll never need to seal them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a good insulator and stops heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you choose, 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
  • Vinyl frame foam insulation

Affordable

Vinyl is frequently the most affordable option when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than just white.

Develop your own look with Pella’s dual-color frames. Select a contrasting color, like black or gray, to complement 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 withstand exposure to sunlight, humidity and temperatures.

Benefits of Wood Windows

Our premium, high-performing styles give your rooms a welcoming feeling that only natural wood can provide.

Low Maintenance

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

Highly Customizable

From material to grille patterns to color, wood windows are highly customizable. You can select from contemporary and traditional models.

With Pella, you can choose from woods like pine, Douglas fir and mahogany. As well as a wide selection 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 live in a historic home, wood windows can match timeless style while adding contemporary energy efficiency.

Long Lasting

Wood is a sturdy 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 an excellent insulator and stops 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 Traverse City

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

Our experts at Pella of Traverse City can help you choose 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 231-538-2175.

 

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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