Having trouble deciding between vinyl and wood windows? The right choice is whichever best suits your home. Here are some highlights of each:


Image of 3 side-by-side vinyl, single-hung windows in a blue bedroom facing an autumn outdoor setting.
Vinyl windows are known for their versatility and durability.

Famous for their durability, versatility and low-maintenance, vinyl windows are built to withstand any type of climate. Not only are they extremely energy efficient—especially when combined with features like dualpane or tripane sealed Low-E glass units filled with argon gas—but they tend to also be the most affordable of window types. The wide-range of vinyl options available makes this type of window ideal for renovation and new construction projects.


Image of 3 side-by-side wood windows in a warm room with other wood features. The two outer windows are casement windows, and the left one is open
Wood windows offer timeless character and charm.

Wood windows have a timeless aesthetic that exudes warmth and character. Known for their natural charm and temperature resistance, wood windows are a popular choice for renovations, especially when trying to match the traditional style of a character home. Another advantage of wood window frames is that they usually come unfinished, so you can paint or stain them to match any home décor. All JELD-WEN wood windows are built with environmentally friendly, rot-resistant AuraLast® wood.

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