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Are Vinyl Windows Better Than Wood Windows?

Jun 29, 2021

Exterior view of home with new vinyl windows. If you’re preparing to replace your home’s old and inefficient windows and you’ve been doing your research about the benefits offered by the different types available, you’ve likely read a lot about vinyl and wood windows. You also may be struggling to decide which option is right for your New Jersey home, as both have their strong points. While vinyl replacement windows have become the most popular option among homeowners, are they really better than wood windows? Here are some factors to consider:

Energy Efficiency

One of the top selling points for wood windows is that they’re excellent at preventing heat transfer and can help a home’s energy efficiency. Vinyl window frames, on the other hand, are often hollow, which can hurt their thermal performance. However, most vinyl windows these days have insulating foam inside their frames to improve their energy efficiency.


It’s hard to beat the look of natural wood, and wood frames often have a painted exterior with a natural wood interior. Vinyl windows come in a variety of frame colors and can even come with a finish that simulates the look of natural wood.

Maintenance Requirements

This is where vinyl stands out. Vinyl window frames never need to be painted or sealed and won’t crack, peel, or warp. Wood window exteriors, however, require regular painting and sealing throughout their lifetime.


Vinyl windows cost close to 20% less than wood windows, which can result in significant savings depending on the size of your home.

High-Performance Vinyl Windows

Window & Door Outlet, Inc., installs top-of-the-line vinyl replacement windows for homeowners throughout New Jersey. We’re proud to offer a variety of options from respected manufacturer Sunrise Windows, and we stand behind them with a lifetime warranty that even covers glass breakage.

Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation at your NJ home.