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.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo



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.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 5:22PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fiberglass Windows from Hardie????
We need to replace 3 windows in our family room. ...
Window in a shower?
We are planning a remodel of our second floor master...
Decorating a new windowsill?
Hi everyone, We are a small growing business specialising...
LightGlow UK
Need reassurance! Pella windows not a bad decision?
My house currently has 4 kinds of windows - contractor's...
Opinions on Sunrise vinyl sliders?
I bit the bullet and went with Okna windows! Not biting...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™