Vinyl and wood are the two most common materials used for making window frames, each of them offering a very specific set of features. Here are some criteria that you should consider while weighing your choice when it comes to Denver window replacement:
- Price – wood is a natural material, therefore it is much more expensive than easy-to-manufacture vinyl;
- Appearance – nothing compares to the elegance of natural wood, but modern technology has come up with methods to make vinyl resemble natural wood, too. In the past, vinyl windows came only in white, but today they come in a wide range of colors and textures, allowing you to choose frames that feature the hue and the grains of your preferred wood variety;
- Durability – wood, even if it is treated for more resistance, is sensitive to moisture as well as to solar radiation, pest attacks and wide variations in temperature, therefore solid wood window frames can provide a lasting solution only if the owner is willing to invest time and money into upkeep. Vinyl window frames, on the other hand, are resistant to heat and cold and they are impervious to water and unattractive to pests;
- Installation – vinyl and wooden windows are available in the same range of styles and types, when it comes to mounting your windows, the material of the frame makes no difference.