Choosing the right type of window for your home can be daunting. You might wonder what style or material to choose and why, so let’s talk about your window material options so you can decide the best fit for your home.

The Right Window For The Right Reason

There are good reasons for each type of window construction. JELD-WEN windows come in three main constructions: wood, vinyl, and hybrid. Read on and decide for yourself what your type might be.


JELD-WEN wood windows
Double-hung window from the Classic Wood Collection


Natural wood windows are timeless and functional. Reliable, beautiful and energy efficient, wood as a material balances practical with luxurious. Although all JELD-WEN windows and doors are customizable, natural wood lends itself to premium custom designs.

Natural Wood Options

  • AuraLast® If you live in a climate where humidity or termites are a concern, you might want a long-lasting, low-maintenance type of wood. That’s why JELD-WEN created an environmentally friendly wood product, AuraLast®, to protect windows from moisture and wood rot. Unlike dip-treated alternatives, AuraLast Wood is treated from surface to core, with 100% penetration. Not even nail or screw holes can compromise this wood’s integrity.
  • Clad Wood Do you love the look of wood but want more durability? Choose aluminum cladding for your wooden windows and patio doors to shield exterior surfaces from the elements. Aluminum cladding comes in 34 colours, including anodized options, so there’s lots of choice.


JELD-WEN vinyl casement windows (Willmar Collection)
Vinyl casement and picture windows from the Willmar Collection


Vinyl windows are great because they’re durable, affordable and easy to take care of. They don’t need painting or staining, they’re moisture resistant, and they come in a variety of colours to easily match with your décor. Made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with UV stabilizers to keep sunlight from breaking down the vinyl, these windows last and perform well. A special multi-chamber design improves thermal efficiency, making these windows ideal for climates with temperature extremes.


JELD-WEN hybrid windows from the DF Collection
Hybrid windows from the DF Collection

A JELD-WEN innovation, hybrid windows are a combination of aluminum and vinyl that give a crisp finish to an already high-performance vinyl product. Hybrid windows come in operating and fixed styles, with dual-pane or tri-pane insulated glass.

Know Your Window Type

Now you know a thing or two about wood, vinyl and hybrid windows. When you’re ready to decide what material your next window should be, think about where you live, what would suit your home’s décor, and, ultimately, what you want from your windows. The decision should be pretty clear.

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