Vinyl, Wood, Clad, Aluminum Oh boy!!!

midwestmamaOctober 28, 2009

We're doing a new construction farmhouse style home in Iowa. The builder has mentioned wood vs vinyl etc... I have no idea. I'd like great energy efficiency, a reasonable cost, a nice look, and low maintenance.

Can you give me a basic primer on the pros and cons of the various options? Theyd be double hung or decorative windows, no casement.

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windowsonwashington

Price...vinyl
Efficiency...vinyl

Looks...wood
Maintenance...vinyl

Vinyl are going to be cheaper, more efficient, and easier to maintain. Wood will probably have better resale value, but if that is not a concern, you are hard pressed to legitimize the delta.

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