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Your windows have a big impact on the way your home looks and feels. The size, number, and placement of your windows will affect the amount of natural light in your space, and will determine whether your home feels bright and spacious or dim and cramped. In addition, your windows play a big role in defining the architectural style of your home, and changing them can drastically transform its overall appearance. We at G&S Contracting, Inc. want to help you make your home the best it can be, and to help you make the right choice, our team has put together this comparative guide to home windows.

comparative guide to home windows
  • Vinyl- One of the most popular materials for the frames of home windows is vinyl. This material combines high durability and energy efficiency with a low cost that makes it an attractive choice for many homeowners. On the other hand, others find that vinyl windows are too limited in color and design potential for their tastes.
  • Aluminum- Aluminum is extremely strong, which makes it a great choice for home windows. Not only does aluminum add to your windows’ durability, the strength of the material also means that the frame and sash components can be made thinner than in other options. This allows for more glass, and thus more light in your home compared to a vinyl or wood frame of the same exterior dimensions.
  • Wood- Compared to other options, wood window frames have a disadvantage when it comes to durability—they’re not as strong as aluminum, and unlike vinyl are vulnerable to rot and insect damage. However, many people are drawn to wood’s natural warmth and beauty and are willing to make the extra effort to maintain these windows.

We at G&S Contracting, Inc. offer a wide variety of home windows for you to choose from. If you have further questions on which options are best for your home, reach out to our team at G&S Contracting, Inc. to consult one of our experts.