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

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

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

Selecting frame materials can be based on your needs, like adhering to a certain budget or adding beauty to your home.

Pella® replacement windows can fulfill both needs. And we’ll work with you to find the right option for your home and wallet during your free, in-home consultation.

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Find out more about the advantages of our wood and vinyl windows and how we can customize them for your areas. 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 include precise workmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you comfort 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 seal them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a fantastic insulator and stops 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 economical alternative when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than only white.

Develop 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 ensure 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 engineer 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 real wood can offer.

Low Maintenance

Some wood windows need exterior painting and sealing every few years. Skip those tasks with our exclusive EnduraClad® finishes, which include 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 extremely customizable. You can choose from contemporary and traditional styles.

With Pella, you can pick from woods like pine, Douglas fir and mahogany. As well as a wide collection 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 live in a historic home, wood windows can match timeless style while adding up-to-date 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 options that can help you save on energy bills

Find the Right Window with Pella of Cape Cod

Whichever material you pick, you can relax 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 specialists at Pella of Cape Cod can help you select and create 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 508-638-5897.

 

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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