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

Vinyl vs. Wood Windows - What's Right for My Santa Fe 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 good for your home?

Selecting frame materials can be determined by your needs, like following a precise budget or adding an attractive look to your home.

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

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

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

Our sensibly priced vinyl replacement windows feature detailed craftsmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you peace of mind for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows require little upkeep, 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 seal them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a good insulator and blocks heat and cold.

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

Affordable

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

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than merely white.

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

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 home a cozy feeling that only natural wood can offer.

Low Maintenance

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

Highly Customizable

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

With Pella, you can choose 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 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 support 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 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 Santa Fe

Whichever material you select, you can relax 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 Santa Fe can help you choose and create 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 505-373-1286.

 

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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