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Vinyl, Fiberglass or Wood? Which Window Material is best for your Oklahoma City, OK home?

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Determining the type of material to build your window frame and sash from is an important choice when ordering replacement windows. Here are a few points to think regarding the various window materials that you might not have known:

  • Aluminum Windows — Although you can save money on the purchase price, aluminum windows can eventually use that savings, and then some, in terms of energy efficiency when measured against other window material choices. Aluminum windows are known for moisture around the frame and common heat loss, which is observed by the feeling of more heat or cold when you stand close to the windows. The selection of color options is another reason why aluminum windows may not be the right choice for your Oklahoma City home. Even though you can paint them, it would be challenging to attain the natural look that wood or fiberglass can provide your home.
  • Fiberglass Windows — Pella is proud to offer fiberglass windows for a number of reasons:
  • They are energy efficient.
  • They can stand up to extreme temperatures.
  • Fiberglass windows are durable for any type of weather or region of the country.
  • Fiberglass windows are usually higher in cost than aluminum or vinyl windows.

  • Vinyl Windows — One of the top selling window materials with your neighbors in Oklahoma City is vinyl. Vinyl windows are typically lower in cost, are energy efficient and are easy to maintain. Even though vinyl windows are sold in a variety of colors, there are fewer color options available. There are many advantages to vinyl window products and we invite you to discover more by reading our blog post “The Benefits of Vinyl Windows”
  • Wood Windows — Wood windows can be an excellent investment for Oklahoma City homeowners trying to improve energy efficiency and overall home comfort. Wood windows tend to have higher R-values, are not impacted by extreme hot or cold temperatures, and are less susceptible to condensation. Many wood windows have aluminum or vinyl cladding on the exterior, which can minimize external maintenance. We suggest you read more about wood windows in our aptly titled blog post “Why Buy Wood Windows?”