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

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

Vinyl and wood windows are among the most popular window materials today. Besides reviewing 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 adhering to a certain budget or adding beauty to your rooms.

Pella® replacement windows can satisfy 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 advantages of our wood and vinyl windows and how we can custom-make them for your spaces. We offer the most desired styles of windows and patio doors, including double-hung windows.

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Our practically priced vinyl replacement windows include precise workmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you peace of mind for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows don’t need a lot of upkeep, 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 stain them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a great insulator and blocks heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you want, you can personalize 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 often the most affordable choice when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than only white.

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

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

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

Durable

We create 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 real wood can provide.

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows need exterior painting and sealing every few years. Avoid those chores with our exclusive EnduraClad® finishes, which have interior wood window frames. These aluminum-clad exteriors resist fading and look great for years.

Highly Customizable

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

With Pella, you can select from woods like pine, Douglas fir and mahogany. As well as a wide selection 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 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 a great insulator and halts 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 styles that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of Baltimore

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 experts at Pella of Baltimore can help you select 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 301-637-0762.

 

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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