Benefits of New Wood and New Vinyl Windows

Benefits of New Wood and New Vinyl Windows Grand Rapids, MI

March is the perfect time to start thinking about replacing your old windows with new wood or new vinyl windows. Whether you are looking to elevate the style of your home, or you are looking to keep out the wintry Michigan chill, Eikenhout can help you find the right window model to fit your needs.

For your convenience, we have compiled the key benefits associated with new wood and vinyl windows.

New Wood Windows

Wood windows provide a classic aesthetic to any home that is unmatched by any other window material. A drawback to new wood windows is that they can be more expensive than their vinyl or aluminum counterparts. However, many homeowners feel that wood windows are worth the added expense due to their classic appeal and insulating qualities. New wood windows also add value to your home should you decide to put it on the market.

With the proper maintenance, your new wood windows should last a lifetime. Simply use a damp soapy washcloth to clean the frame. Dish soap is acceptable for cleaning wooden windows, however, you may also use a specific window cleaner if you prefer. Wood windows can be a great option for homeowners concerned about rust or corrosion.

New Vinyl Windows

While vinyl may be the least expensive material for windows, don’t let this fool you. Not only are new vinyl windows resistant against the weather elements, but they won’t rust or corrode. Vinyl windows are also excellent insulators (something to keep in mind during those cold winter months). Due to their insulating quality, they keep heat in your home during the winter and out during the summer.

While vinyl windows can come in different colors to fit your customization needs, keep in mind that they cannot be repainted. This means that you cannot repaint if the color begins to fade. Instead, you will have to replace the entire window if you are displeased with the aesthetic. Despite this disadvantage, vinyl windows are still a durable choice. These windows tend to only fade if they are exposed to extreme weather conditions, such as high unrelenting temperatures. Homeowners appreciate this low-maintenance window with its nearly scratch-resistant glass.

Eikenhout is a building supply company that is dedicated to helping homeowners and contractors find high-quality building products for their next project. If you are interested in our inventory of residential and commercial building supplies, please feel free to call any of our nine Michigan locations.