12:57PM | 08/14/13
Thank you taking time to read and respond. Are vinly windows better than wood? Does Vinly Windows pose health hazard? Thanks!


05:40PM | 08/14/13
There's no health hazards with vinyl. There are pros and cons to both types of windows. It really comes down to a few factors for what you expect out of your window.

Vinyl does not have to be painted (usually comes in white or tan)so it is low maintenance and it costs less than wood. Not many design options or colors. Only grids between the glass are used. Usually on mid to lower end homes. But if you are on a tight budget or don't want to do much maintenance on them, they're for you.

Wood looks better in most cases because vinyl is more monolithic in appearance. They look more traditional and usually higher end. But they must be painted every few years and maintained. BUT if they are maintained well they will usually last a life time. Over all there's more design options and customization. Mutton bars on the interior and exterior of the glass (traditional look) and traditional proportions and profiles on the window.

It comes down to your budget and what you expect as far as design.


09:26PM | 08/29/13
We are renovating a house and we have all kinds of window needs. They are 56 years old and need to be replaced.

We have cottage style wood windows on the front of the house big 3-4 5-6. Then small casement and some regular size windows. Then new construction.

What kind of windows should I consider? We like the idea of not having to paint.


04:46PM | 09/06/13
I'd look into fiberglass windows. Integrity wood-ultrex or all-ultrex. Fiberglass is much stronger than vinyl but is less in cost than wood windows usually. It comes in several exterior colors unlike vinyl. That or aluminum clad wood windows. Both Kolbe and Marvin are great companies. If you want the same look and architecture of your home go with wood or aluminum clad. It would be best to contact a professional in your area. Don't go to a big box store for windows.


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