Advantages and Disadvantages of PVC, Aluminum and Wood Windows

One of the biggest questions that you usually ask us is if when installing the windows of the house it is better to opt for PVC or aluminum windows. Therefore, we want you to be aware that each type of window has its advantages and disadvantages.

Therefore, pay attention to the advice we are going to give you to choose the best option for your home. Keep in mind that the weather or the budget are reasons that will make us opt for one or the other.

Remember also that you can request a quote for the installation of your window through this link, in addition, we will advise you on the type of window that you should install in your home depending on the situation in which it is located.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PVC WINDOWS

The most commonly used option is PVC windows we believe it is one of the best options. These windows have a lower cost than aluminum, but also provide many other advantages. Let’s analyze them.

PVC WINDOWS TO AVOID COLD

PVC windows are the most capable of insulating temperature. So, in case your home is located in a region with temperature changes, or very cold regions, they are highly recommended.

PVC WINDOWS TO INSONORIZE

The windows made with PVC are also the best option in the market when soundproofing the home. Tests have been done comparing these windows with those of aluminum and it has been shown that they are the best in this field.

Therefore, if you live in an urban area where there is a lot of noise, the ability of PVC windows to soundproof or insulate sound will help you a lot. Thanks to its insulating capacity you will not have trouble sleeping.

THE PRICE OF PVC WINDOWS

Due to the cost of the materials with which they are made, PVC windows are priced cheaper than their competitors. Therefore, these windows are quite economical for all the advantages they offer.

LACK OF CUSTOMIZATION

The biggest disadvantage of this type of windows is that they are difficult to customize. This is because the materials do not offer different or more original forms, something that does happen with the wooden ones. In addition, the diversity of colors it offers is very limited.

RESISTANT ALUMINUM WINDOWS

Aluminum windows have a greater resistance to other materials because aluminum is very resistant. This causes these windows to be used in areas with hurricanes, earthquakes or in coastal areas where humidity tends to damage housing structures.

TEMPERATURE IS NOT YOUR PARTNER

Aluminum is not the best thermal insulator that exists, which is why compared to other materials, aluminum windows are not the best for insulating a home. Therefore, if using windows of this style ensures that your home is in an area with a climate with constant temperatures.

EASY TO PAINT

These types of windows offer many possibilities when decorating them. Therefore, it is true that in some spaces where you want to get a special decoration, they are used a lot. Aluminum windows absorb colors very well and become another decorative element.

NOISES ARE A PROBLEM

Just as the aluminum windows do not isolate the temperature well, the same goes for the sound. This is usually a problem in urban areas since it does not isolate the sound of the street.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF WOOD WINDOWS

 

Wooden windows are the windows that have been used most throughout history. Anyway, at present they are losing prominence in front of other windows but in spite of the new existing materials they are still very used.

IT IS A GOOD INSULATION

The insulating capacity of wood is much superior to aluminum both when insulating temperatures and sounds. Although it does not get to insulate in the same way as PVC windows.

GOOD FINISH

Wood offers many possibilities both when making a design and when painting it in any color. Anyway, if you have opted for wood the best option is always to maintain its original color.

In addition to color, the advantage of wood is that it can take different forms with a very high number of details. This is what makes it one of the first options when decorating a house in a very personalized way.

PRICE OF WOOD WINDOWS

Wooden windows are priced higher due to the cost of both the material and the treatment it requires. This has made that little by little they have been displaced by others with cheaper materials.

MAINTENANCE OF WOOD WINDOWS

Do not forget that wooden windows have an extra cost by needing a much more frequent maintenance treatment than the other types of windows. These types of windows require frequent treatment to keep in good condition and this involves work and money.

As a conclusion about PVC or aluminum or wood windows we can say that each of them fulfills a different function. There are no better or worse windows but windows for each situation.

As we have said, PVC windows are windows that insulate very well, both acoustically and thermally. On the other hand, aluminum windows are the most resistant of all and wooden windows can help to give a nice look in the house keeping the temperature