Other Replacement Window Materials to Consider

Although vinyl replacement windows remain the most popular option for homeowners today, they’re not the only choice. Some areas, especially in downtown Indianapolis, require real wood windows for historic reasons. There are reasons to consider an aluminum or vinyl clad window or even a hybrid window as every replacement window type has it’s own set of pros and cons.

Aluminum Clad Windows

Aluminum clad windows provide the benefit of natural wood on the inside with a low maintenance aluminum exterior. They also offer color flexibility and increased structural strength over all wood windows.  Aluminum clad window frames and sash help protect homes from the outdoors without much heat transference.

Vinyl Clad Windows

Vinyl clad windows offer superior exterior protection and are energy efficient. They provide the same low maintenance feature on the outside that all vinyl windows offer with the flexibility of painting or staining the interior. Vinyl clad windows resist harmful effects of UV damage and are very durable even in the harshest environments.

Wood Windows

Primed wood windows are architect friendly and designed for new construction and historical renovation.  Wood is very energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Although wood windows are among the most expensive, they provide a look that can’t be matched with any other material. Wood windows also have virtually no heat transference and reduce unwanted noise inside your home.


The best of both worlds, hybrid windows combine the traditional look with today’s modern exterior options. Create a hybrid window package by picking wood trim/casing and then choose an aluminum clad or vinyl clad sash or door panel.

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Blair Windows and Doors is proud to offer both Lincoln Windows and Quaker Windows for vinyl and wood new and replacement windows. Let us help you choose the best window for your home and budget. Call (317) 356-4666 or fill out out contact form for more information.

At this time we do not offer financing.

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