Whether you’re replacing old windows or fitting them in a new build, choice of material is critical. The pros and cons of vinyl over fiberglass and aluminum have already been explored in other articles, so let’s now compare wood vs. vinyl windows.
Vinyl windows are actually made of polyvinyl chloride, better known as PVC. It’s a durable, light, and versatile material used in everything from car upholstery to cable insulation, while wood windows are the natural, more sustainable choice. Fast-growing Douglas fir and pine are often used for window frames, though some of the best quality windows use cedar and mahogany.