Vinyl vs Aluminum

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jdann
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Vinyl vs Aluminum

#1 Post by jdann »

I plan to stay where I'm at for awhile and really don't see selling anytime soon. That said, I really want a window that's going to hold up for many years and look good. My assumption is that metal is a better material in this regard over plastic. I should also mention that I live in Texas where it can get pretty hot in the summer. Does a quality aluminum window such as Don Young make sense for my case? Or would a mid-grade vinyl window such as NT suffice?

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Re: Vinyl vs Aluminum

#2 Post by Randy »

A good thermally-broken aluminum window will hold up better than vinyl, long-term. They will also provide you with narrower frames and maximum glass space. The downsides are higher U-Values and cost.

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Re: Vinyl vs Aluminum

#3 Post by jdann »

Good to know. I like the thinner frames much more than the look of chunky vinyl. Getting a couple quotes this next week for the thermally-broken Don Young so will see how it goes. Thanks

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