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

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

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

Choosing frame materials can be determined by your needs, like sticking to a specific budget or adding charm to your residence.

Pella® replacement windows can satisfy both needs. And we’ll work together to find the ideal 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 rooms. 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 have detailed craftsmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you peace of mind for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows require little maintenance, 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 great insulator and limits 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 models that can help you save on energy bills
  • Vinyl frame foam insulation

Affordable

Vinyl is frequently the most economical alternative when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than just white.

Make your own appearance with Pella’s dual-color frames. Choose a distinct color, like black or gray, to highlight your home’s exterior. Our DuraColor™ exterior finishes exceed industry standards for fade resistance1 to help supply long-lasting richness.

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 withstand exposure to sunlight, humidity and temperatures.

Benefits of Wood Windows

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

Low Maintenance

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

Highly Customizable

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

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 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 durable 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 exceptional 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 styles that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of Minneapolis

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, creating and building the long-lasting, quality products you deserve since 1925.

Our specialists at Pella of Minneapolis can help you find and create the right window for your home. We’ll help 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 612-249-7371.

 

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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