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

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

Vinyl and wood windows are among the most desired 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 based on your needs, like following a certain budget or adding beauty 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 advantages of our wood and vinyl windows and how we can design 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 have precise workmanship and energy efficiency in a low-maintenance package, giving you comfort for years.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows don’t need a lot of upkeep, other than cleaning with soap and water. You won’t have to paint or stain your windows every few years. In fact, you’ll never need to repaint them.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl is a good insulator and blocks heat and cold.

Depending on the Pella product line you want, you can tailor 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 affordable option when you need to have your windows replaced.

Customizable

There’s more to vinyl than merely 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 color.

Ask your Pella professional how you can further personalize 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 require exterior painting and sealing every few years. Skip those duties with our exclusive EnduraClad® finishes, which include interior wood window frames. These aluminum-clad exteriors fight fading and look great for years.

Highly Customizable

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

With Pella, you can pick from woods like pine, Douglas fir and mahogany. As well as a wide variety 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 modern 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 exceptional 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 Indianapolis

Whichever material you choose, 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 Indianapolis can help you find 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 317-983-5922.

 

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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