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

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

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

Picking frame materials can depend on your needs, like adhering to a certain budget or adding an attractive look to your home.

Pella® replacement windows can fulfill 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 desired styles of windows and patio doors, including double-hung windows.

Benefits of Vinyl Windows

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

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a good insulator and blocks 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 reasonable alternative when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than only white.

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

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 endure exposure to sunlight, humidity and temperatures.

Benefits of Wood Windows

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

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 great for years.

Highly Customizable

From material to grille patterns to color, wood windows are very 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 accentuate 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 up-to-date energy efficiency.

Long Lasting

Wood is a long-lasting 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 options that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of St. Paul

Whichever material you pick, 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 professionals at Pella of St. Paul can help you choose 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 651-213-9049.

 

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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