Vinyl vs. Aluminum Windows

Replacing the windows on your home does not need to be a grueling process. Narrow down the process between vinyl windows and aluminum windows. Both replacement window options offer great curb appeal; however, there are few key differences.

What’s the Difference Between Vinyl and Aluminum Windows?

The biggest difference is the type of materials that are used to make the window frames.

Aluminum windows are thermally engineered, where a thermal break separates the inside metal from the outside metal. Not all aluminum windows are the same, and we specifically install Don Young Windows and NT Windows. These two manufacturers set apart from the conventional, old-fashioned, and builder aluminum windows.

Vinyl windows are designed with multiple chambers in the window frame, allowing thermal efficiency without the extra weight. They’re made with PVC that has high-quality vinyl extrusions. It’s a very precise science that is not altered through any means. This is why we only sell and install windows made in Texas, like NT Windows and Vista Mark windows.

Aluminum vs. Vinyl: Which Is Better for Your Budget?

When replacing your windows, think about two factors in determining your budget. How long do you plan on living in the home? Do you want to replace the windows again?

If you plan on living in your home for several years, then look at how many windows are in your home. For instance, if you have over 40+ windows, then think about replacing the windows in stages. Aluminum windows and vinyl come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and color options, and a limited lifetime warranty. The cost will increase if you have geometric shapes or if you choose two-tone frame color.

Texas made vinyl and aluminum windows do not need to be replaced again. They are made to withstand the harsh climates in the south.

Is vinyl or aluminum more attractive?

Vinyl windows have a slightly thicker frame than an aluminum window frame. Both are low maintenance and energy-efficient. Many homeowners tend to lean towards white frames, but there are a variety of color options in both vinyl windows and aluminum windows. The more modern look is in black frames and bronze frames. It’s all about the brick and siding color of your home.

If you’re considering replacing your builder-grade windows, then call Allstate Windows and Siding today for a free consultation. We will take the time and expertise to discuss all window options with you.