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

Vinyl vs. Wood Windows - What's Right for My Des Moines 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 ideal for your home?

Choosing frame materials can be based on your needs, like following a certain budget or adding an attractive look to your rooms.

Pella® replacement windows can fulfill 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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Discover more about the benefits 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 sensibly priced vinyl replacement windows feature precise craftsmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you satisfaction for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows don’t need much service, other than cleaning with soap and water. You won’t need 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 stops heat and cold.

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

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than only white.

Create your own look with Pella’s dual-color frames. Choose a distinct 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 color.

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

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

Durable

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

Benefits of Wood Windows

Our premium, high-performing styles give your residence a welcoming feeling that only genuine wood can offer.

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows must have 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 counter 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 styles.

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 complement 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 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 excellent 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 models that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of Des Moines

Whichever material you pick, you can rest easy 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 Des Moines can help you select 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 515-219-7723.

 

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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