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Advantages and Drawbacks of Wood and Vinyl Window Frames


Wood windows are fading as new materials have entered the market. The main reason is wood needs a lot of maintenance and in this fast life end users lack time. In terms of aesthetics, wood is the most stylish and elegant material. That is why people choose vinyl windows with wood finish.

High quality uPVC vinyl mimics wood that it is hardly noticeable. If you are looking for uPVC vinyl windows in East Pasadena then make sure to find a reputable local supplier. If you are still in doubt then check the pros and cons of wood and uPVC vinyl window frames.

Vinyl windows


  • uPVC material is used to design vinyl window frames. It is a stable and safe compound that does not flex or warp.
  • They are coated with lifetime wood-grain finish. [walnut, medium oak and light oak looks]
  • Will never rot, splinter, rust or warp.
  • Highly weather resistant.
  • Scratch can be polished away with little effort.
  • uPVC is poor heat and cold conductor, so home gets better insulation in comparison to wood.
  • Lightweight, so easy to handle.
  • More economical.


  • They are not real wood.
  • Even though vinyl frames are fire-resistant, they will melt if exposed for a long time to fire flames.


Wooden window frames


  • Looks are highly appealing and aesthetic.
  • Adds value to the whole house.


  • Prices are high.
  • Repairs and maintenance is expensive then vinyl windows.
  • Wood swells, scratches, warps, splinters, and stains.
  • Exterior needs to be sanded as well as repainted after every 2 to 3 years.
  • Very hard to insulate.
  • Heavy, so working with wood frame is difficult.
  • It burns in fire.

Now that you are convinced with uPVC vinyl windows, you can choose the wood grain finish. However, make sure to choose the right style. It will depend on the structure style, where and how the window will be used as well the kind of performance you need from it.

  • Double hung windows
  • Sliding windows
  • Awning and casement windows
  • Bow and bay windows
  • Custom shaped windows

Visit the showroom to see the variety of styles and opt for one that suits your home. Consider obstacles that could inhibit window usage inside the room and outdoor space.

David Curry

The author David Curry