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Vinyl, Fiberglass or Wood? Which Window Material is best for your Sunset Hills, MO home?

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Deciding on the type of material to use on your window sash and frame is extremely important when ordering replacement windows. Here are a few points to think about the various window materials that you might not have known:

  • Aluminum Windows — While their price may be less expensive, aluminum windows can eventually use that savings, and then some, in terms of energy efficiency when measured against other window material selections. Aluminum windows are associated with wetness around the frame and general heat loss, which is observed by the feeling of more heat or cold when you get close to the windows. The palette of color options is a final reason why aluminum windows may not be the right choice for your Sunset Hills home. While you can paint them, it would be very difficult 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:
  • Fiberglass windows are energy efficient.
  • They can stand up to extreme temperatures.
  • They are durable for any type of weather or region of the country.
  • Fiberglass windows are often higher in price than aluminum or vinyl windows.

  • Vinyl Windows — One of the best selling materials with homeowners in Sunset Hills 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 a great investment for Sunset Hills homeowners hoping to improve energy efficiency and overall home comfort. Wood windows tend to have higher R-values, resistant to extreme temperature changes, and are less vulnerable to condensation. Many wood windows have aluminum or vinyl cladding on the exterior, which can minimize external maintenance. We encourage you to read more about wood windows in our aptly titled blog post “Why Buy Wood Windows?”