New windows are a big investment in your home. And, they’re one that most homeowners only want to make one time. Because of that, doing research to find a reputable replacement window company is always a great idea. You should also look at reviews of various window brands. However, something you should do before all of that is to understand the different material options for replacement windows. Here are some pros and cons of the most popular options.
Vinyl Replacement Windows
The most popular option for many reasons. Quality vinyl replacement windows will look great and last 20 – 30 years. They require virtually no maintenance. If you’re one of the many homeowners looking for black replacement windows, you’ll find many manufacturers make black vinyl replacement windows. The reason they’re the most popular is because they are the most affordable.
Wood & Clad Windows
Everyone understands that all wood windows may look nice at first, however, they require a great deal of maintenance to keep them that way. Because of that fact, homeowners who want the look of wood often choose clad windows. A clad window is a wood window covered in another material. Most commonly aluminum although there are vinyl clad windows as well. The cladding is only on the window’s exterior which can’t (but doesn’t need to) be painted, which is a disadvantage to some and an advantage to others. However, they give the look of wood windows and are real wood inside the home which can be painted or stained. They are among the most expensive replacement windows.
Aluminum windows can have a bad reputation. However, today’s aluminum windows are superior to than those made a decade or more ago. Today’s have insulated frames that reduce heat transference. Additionally, they don’t tarnish or corrode like older aluminum windows did. If you need a large frame window, aluminum might be your best option as its stronger than other window materials. An aluminum replacement window will cost more than a vinyl replacement window.
Blair Windows Can Help You Choose the Right Window Material
Call us today at (317) 356-4666 or fill out our contact form for your free consultation and estimate. We’ll help you choose the right window material, style and color for your home and budget. As a local veteran owned independent window company, we service the greater Indianapolis area.