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Wood or Vinyl Replacement Windows: How to Choose


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The debate over wood vs. vinyl replacement windows has raged since vinyl's appearance in the window market in the 1960s. Learn about the considerations when considering wood or vinyl windows and how to get the best of both.

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Wood or Vinyl Replacement Windows: How to Choose

  1. 1. Wood vs. Vinyl Windows How to Choose? Aeris Wood+Vinyl Replacement Windows Allow You to Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds.
  2. 2. What to Choose? When you’re ready to replace your home windows, you’ll have several decisions to make, and one of the most basic will be to decide whether you want wood or vinyl windows.
  3. 3. The Advent of Vinyl Wood had been the automatic choice for window frames until the 1960s, when replacement vinyl windows first hit the market. The wood vs. vinyl windows debate has raged ever since, and each side has valid points about its material of choice.
  4. 4. Benefits of Wood Windows Homeowners who prefer wood windows cite advantages like: • Outstanding insulation capabilities • Warm look and feel • Ability to paint interior and exterior different colors • Excellent resale value
  5. 5. Benefits of Vinyl Windows Vinyl window proponents point out advantages such as: • Lower purchase cost than wood • Ease of maintenance • Improved aesthetics, including a variety of color options for both the interior and exterior • Excellent insulation capabilities
  6. 6. Moving Beyond Wood vs. Vinyl The lower cost of vinyl windows often tips the decision in their favor, although there are still those who opt for wood as their material choice for replacement windows. But the question of wood or vinyl windows presents a false dichotomy. Instead of choosing one material or the other, why not choose both?
  7. 7. The Best of Both Worlds ProVia’s Aeris wood+vinyl windows offer the best of both worlds: the beauty of wood inside, paired with the advantages of a maintenance- free vinyl exterior. Aeris windows are engineered and manufactured so the wood snaps into the vinyl and becomes an integral component of the window.
  8. 8. Benefits of Aeris Windows Aeris replacement windows offer important aesthetic advantages, including: • Designer styling • Excellent finish options 16 stain and color selections covering three wood types (Oak, Cherry and Maple) for interior frames, and four exterior frame color choices for outstanding curb appeal • Availability across all window styles and shapes
  9. 9. More Aeris Benefits Aeris wood+vinyl windows also provide great improvements in the areas of comfort and energy savings, like: • ENERGY STAR® certification • Standard ComforTech™ Warm Edge Glazing ProVia’s proprietary ComforTech system cuts heat loss, boosts glass temperatures and reduces interior condensation.
  10. 10. ProVia & Energy Star ProVia's top window brands, including Aeris, have been recognized as Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR 2017. Our window lines are also among the best in the market for air infiltration and condensation resistance. Besides lower energy bills, the benefits of energy- efficient windows include: • Reduced use of the earth’s precious energy resources • Less UV sun damage to floors, carpets and furniture • Greater comfort
  11. 11. Ask an Expert Still want a second opinion? Your local ProVia dealer has the expertise and knowledge to provide the answers you need.