It’s no secret that choosing good windows for your home is important. Different types of windows have different pricepoints, life expectancies, and energy efficiency. The two materials that have truly stood the test of time and continue to be the most common choices among homeowners are wood and vinyl, but how should you decide which option is right for your home? Let’s take a closer look at each material to weigh out the pros and cons!
Vinyl is a common choice among both new construction and replacement windows because of its low cost and durability. The installation cost is typically low, and some handy DIYer’s even opt to install vinyl windows on their own, although it is best left to the professionals, like our team at Nations Choice! Vinyl windows are low maintenance and offer a great return on investment. So, if you plan on selling your home at any point, vinyl is the way to go. The biggest downside to vinyl windows is that they don’t usually come with insulation, and the vinyl material itself isn’t as good at insulating as traditional wood windows. You can pay a little more for foam to be added as extra insulation and solve that problem though!
Wood windows are becoming less popular, but for decades they were the go-to (and only) option among homeowners. Wood windows offer a wonderful curb appeal and provide good insulation for your home, but they’re more costly than vinyl. Wood windows require more upkeep and aren’t as durable as vinyl and can decay if maintenance isn’t done regularly. Wood windows are a great choice if you have an older, more historic home and you’re looking to preserve the original design of the home. Wood windows are more costly per window, with a lower return on investment, so choosing wood windows is truly based on what you want for the home, not for what the next potential buyer would want. You’ll need to hire a professional to help install your wood windows too!
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If you need to replace the windows on your Virginia home this spring, our team at Nations Choice Windows is ready to assist! You can contact our team by calling us at (703) 260-8799 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your window replacement and installation needs! Reach out to our team today for more information.