Vinyle Clad vs Aluminum Clad

benjohnsonMarch 27, 2010

We are building a small addition on the second floor of our 1910 farmhouse. I'm stumped about what to do for the new windows. I've looked into new construction wood windows, but it seems like the exterior options are only vinyl clad or aluminum clad. What would you suggest?

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If you are basing your selection criteria simply on vinyl versus aluminum, I would look for an extruded aluminum (both frame and sash) with an AAMA 2605 finish. However, there are many other features that will come into play besides this question but it is an important one. I would look at the brands that are mentioned prominently like Andersen, Marvin and Jeld Wen among others and choose one that fits your criteria (quality, rating, budget etc.. Good luck!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 3:25PM
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