Which window material is better for replacement windows?

Are you wanting to replace your old windows, but aren’t sure what material is best for you and your home? Watch the video and about the differences between vinyl windows and wood windows.


Vinyl windows are made to look sleek and modern. They can be made into quite a few different colors. Anlin windows offer 3 base standard colors (white, tan, and adobe) and 12 exterior colors.

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Wood windows have a more traditional look. They are beautiful and has many different stain and paint options. Wood can be painted any color or stained to match your house.

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Wood windows cost 3 times more than vinyl windows. According to the 2021 Cost vs Value Report vinyl windows are $4,000 less to install than wood windows. The process of installing wood windows is much more involved than vinyl windows like having to break the stucco or siding and take the entire window out and replace with the wood window. Vinyl windows does not include removing any of the stucco or siding of the house, just the window is removed and replaced.

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Vinyl windows do not require a lot of maintenance and upkeep. To maintain your vinyl windows, it is recommended to clean the windows with mild soap and water about once a year.

Wood windows will need more maintenance. Since wood windows are a natural material, they are more likely to warp and crack causing gaps in the seals. The frames would need to be repaint or resealed every couple of years to protect from the elements. Wood windows are also more susceptible to rot and termites.

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The warranty for wood windows is going to be around 10 to 20 years and may not cover some of the issues wood windows have. Anlin vinyl windows have a lifetime warranty that covers parts, labor, and shipping.

If you want to replace your old windows with high performance Anlin windows, contact American Window Concepts to speak with a replacement window expert. Give us a call at (805) 833-6600.

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