Wood vs Vinyl Residental Windows

Ashley Christensen
September 23, 2022

Because windows can be a considerable investment, you will want to ensure that you get the most out of your windows. There is nothing more frustrating than investing in what you perceive to be a good investment, only to find out a few years later, that your investment wasn’t all you thought it would be. There are so many different types of windows available, that it can be daunting to try and find the best windows that will last you for a long time to come.

The good news is, that while there are obviously some windows that are going to be better than others, overall the quality of windows has increased and is considerably higher today than it was a few years ago. What this means is that essentially, any window that you select has the potential to last you for a long time, before requiring the whole window to be replaced. Depending on the brand and type of window, some may require additional maintenance than others to achieve the longevity that you desire.

Before you commit to purchasing any new windows, here is a closer look at the two most popular types of windows available, to help you make an informed decision. Rest assured, both types of windows discussed here will stand the test of time, maximizing your return on your investment in new, good-quality windows.


For the longest time, wood windows were the most popular, but have since been replaced by vinyl as the most popular. Nevertheless, wood windows are still timeless and classic, and are still highly sought after. One of the reasons that wood windows are still in demand is the upscale appearance that only can be achieved by a wood window, which makes them a popular choice. But, it is important to remember that wood can warp, rot, and chip over time. If you decide to go the wood window route, you’ll also need to be committed to ongoing maintenance, such as sanding and refinishing, to ensure that they continue to look and perform as they did when they were first installed.


Nowadays it seems as though everyone has vinyl windows in their homes. This is due impart to the fact that vinyl windows are extremely durable, and resist peeling, warping, and chipping. There is essentially no maintenance required with vinyl windows, which means you can sit back and relax, without having to stress about the upkeep associated with your new windows.

Another added feature that has helped to make vinyl windows an increasingly popular choice, is that they are available in different colors*–white, almond, clay, sandstone, and black! The ability to not only order a custom vinyl window but to order it in a color without having to paint it yourself, to match the aesthetics of your home is appealing to many homeowners. Those who desire a more modern look, like black windows, can order black windows, with the exterior painted black or bronze, with a white interior to achieve the look they desire for their home.

As you can see, there are great benefits associated with both types of windows, that will provide you with years of enjoyment. Regardless of whether you opt for wood or vinyl windows, Gordon’s Glass is here to provide you with reliable service for the lifetime of your windows and beyond. As a premier window dealer in Logan, Utah, Gordon’s Glass has the knowledge, experience, and products to ensure that you get the quality windows you want. Contact Gordon’s Glass today to talk to one of our experienced professionals and to get a FREE estimate for your new windows today!

* Colors are dependent on the brand, and series of windows selected. For more information please contact Gordon’s Glass.

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