Vinyl Vs Wood Windows

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If you are installing windows or replacing windows you have different options and you can get the windows of your own choice. Different types of windows have different advantages and disadvantages so you need to know about them before making any decision so you can opt for the right material. Hare you will be given a comparison between vinyl and wooden windows as both are good in their own ways.

Wood is no doubt a good material and is being used in construction for years but it will cost you more; vinyl will cost much less as it is an inexpensive material. You can save your money by installing vinyl windows and spend it in other project. So vinyl is good choice for people with tight budget.

Vinyl is durable material and lasts longer if it is maintained properly and wood can be rotten, deformed because of weather; it can not resist water infiltration and need replacement. Vinyl can resist all these things and lasts for longer period.

When we talk about look, wood windows undoubtedly look very beautiful; carved wooden frames give a special and classy look to the window; plane wooden frames add a neat and stylish look to the wall. Mostly people find wooden windows more beautiful than the vinyl windows, but still you can get beautiful designs in vinyl windows as well.

Color and variety is another aspect; you may find many colors in vinyl but they are available in limited colors and you can not get them painted as vinyl doesn't hold paint; while you can paint wooden window easily in any different color of your choice.

Maintenance is of course required for anything and so is for windows; vinyl windows are very simple to maintain; vinyl can be cleaned even by dish wash detergent and a soft cloth. If there are any stains you can use a mild spirit to clean that. But wooden windows need extra care in that case; wooden windows can not be cleaned by water and detergent as wood can get rotten if you use water; wooden windows should be cleaned with specified cleaners.

Wood is energy saver as it is a natural insulator; it is excellent at inhibiting the transmission of heat and cold from the out side.

Vinyl is environment friendly as it helps to save wood and keep environment green and better.

So you can consider these points before selecting your window. If you want affordable, easy to maintain and environment friendly material, you can opt for vinyl and if classy look is your priority than wooden window is your requirement.
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This article was published on 2011/02/19