Question by  Nahara (43)

What are the advantages of aluminum clad wood versus vinyl windows?

I am trying to decide which to use.


Answer by  aprilmusic (44)

Depending on the color of your house, you might be able to get an aluminum that matches your siding better than vinyl. Depending on the company, there are few choices of vinyl colors. Wood windows are more expensive which means that they also appreciate the cost of your house more.


Answer by  Turgon (41)

Aluminium clad windows are available in a variety of styles and colors and it is very low maintenance (although you will still need to take care of the wooden portion of the window). It will last a lot longer and is more secure. You might also try vinyl clad wood - excellent choice but a little expensive...


Answer by  Stephan7 (21)

In my home I would always prefer the use of non petroleum based materials. This is for both ethical and health-related reasons, since petroleum based products such as vinyl not only have negative social implications, they also can off-gas and pollute indoor air.

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Answer by  amtcura66 (1340)

You should get vinyl windows because you can see out of windows and not out of wood, especially wood covered in aluminum.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

You will find there are pros and cons to both of these types of windows. To determine what is right for you compare the price, warranty and the windows options.


Answer by  nairjula (559)

There is no doubt that the durability of aluminium clad wood windows is far better than that of vinyl windows. The temperature swings will destroy the hollow vinyl windows within a span of 5 years which does not happen in the case of wood windows. The only advantage will be price. Vinyl windows will cost you cheaper

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