Typical Types of Windows
Wood. Wood is the
traditional material used for windows. Wood windows can be elegant and
attractive and are available in a wide variety of designs. The price
varies greatly, depending on quality and design. Wood can be stained or
painted to match the décor of the house. However, wood absorbs water and can rot or deteriorate if neglected. To keep wood looking its
best, regular maintenance is required.
Vinyl. Vinyl windows never
require painting and are virtually maintenance free. Vinyl windows
also provide good insulation, are cost effective, and are available in a
large selection of designs and colors. High-quality vinyl windows offer
some of the best insulation available.
Aluminum. Aluminum windows
offer good strength, are cost effective, and can be painted to match the color of your house. However, because aluminum
is a metal and conducts heat, it is not as energy efficient as other
alternatives. Additionally, aluminum naturally corrodes and pits.