wood replacement windowsAre you wondering if it’s time to replace those old wood windows? Find out what you need to know before you start the process of replacing old wood windows to make the best choice for your home.


When your old wood windows are failing to protect your home, it’s time to replace them. So what does this mean? Signs it is time to replace old wood windows include:

  • Windows have gaps that let in drafts or insects
  • Windows do not provide soundproofing
  • Window frames are rotting
  • Window sashes are stuck
  • Windows are broken
  • Desire for energy efficient windows


There are pros and cons of wood windows; review these before you start shopping for wood windows.


  • Maintaining Wood Windows: Wood windows do require regular painting, something vinyl windows don’t need. While painting windows is expensive and time-consuming, paint helps the windows last longer than vinyl replacement windows.
  • Cost: The main drawback you’ll hear is the cost of wood replacement windows; they are more expensive than vinyl replacement windows. However, that’s not all bad. For the higher price point, you will get windows with more longevity (provided you do the maintenance) and better performance in heat and humidity. The specific cost of wood windows depends on the characteristics you choose in a window, so ask your window installer for a quote to compare the numbers.


  • Curb Appeal: For historic homes, wood windows are the only choice that maintains the home’s character and value. If you replace original wood windows with vinyl windows that are not the right style and fit, expect to see your home value and curb appeal dip. Wood windows have a classic look and feel. Many window shoppers prefer them to vinyl for this reason. Aside from style, there are other reasons to choose wood windows.
  • Boosts Home Value: Wood replacement windows tend to boost home value which means you’ll get back a portion of what you spent when you go to sell the home.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Wood windows are the more environmental choice, so if sustainability is something that’s important to you, choose wood.


You know your windows need to be replaced and you feel confident in choosing wood windows, so what’s next?

Determine what you want in a window, get estimates, and hire a window installer to replace your old windows.

At Window Nation, we create wood windows in a range of popular styles from picture windows to casement and double hung windows. We can also create wood windows in custom shapes. High-quality wood windows start with the right materials. We use Ponderosa pine, a pine species renowned for its durability and rot resistance.

Our wood windows are crafted to Energy Star guidelines and come with weather stripping on both sides to stop drafts from passing through the window. Our wood windows are also coated with water-repellent preservative, which protects the wood from mildew, splitting, and warping that could impact performance. Just like our vinyl replacement windows, our wood windows tilt in for easy cleaning.

Browse our wood window styles today to find your perfect fit in windows, or reach out to speak to our experts about any questions you have on replacing old wood windows and when you’re ready, easily schedule a free in-home estimate for your wood replacement windows.

This is it, folks! It’s the fighting event of the year! It has come down to the two most popular choices for replacement windows. Vinyl windows versus wood windows. In every town and state across America, this is the battle of the century! Who will it be?

Issues and Benefits of Wood Windows

In one corner, weighing in at approximately 20 to 30 pounds per average size window, this classic wood window has a lot to offer. The intimate relationship you will have these windows is certain. You will get to know each and every corner of the frame when you clean it.

Wood window maintenance can be tedious if you do not start out with the right quality of windows. Just think how well you will know all its angles, corners and designs when you have to sand, scrape and repaint it.

You will need to check the cladding and trim regularly for any cracks that may allow water to penetrate the wood frame. A moist or wet wood frame can be lots of trouble, it’s important to choose wood windows that have been properly treated with water-repellent preservative. A warped frame is a weakness that might be a knock-out of the wood window. Another important point is the cost of wood windows vs vinyl: on average wood windows are more expensive than vinyl windows.

However, we must also mention that no other kind of window comes close to wood in terms of the beauty, elegance, and charm it can bring to a home. Wood windows from Window Nation are made from durable ponderosa pine with glass systems that meet the most stringent ENERGY STAR requirements. Wood windows are also very easy to customize to your own specific style, it can be easily painted, stained or even clad with other materials like aluminium or fiberglass.

Issues and Benefits of Vinyl Windows

In the other corner, weighing in at approximately 8 to 12 pounds per average size window, this new, sleek vinyl replacement window is made to your custom specifications. It is made to perfectly fit your needs. With many colors and styles to choose from this is YOUR window. A strong, independent window. It will not require any of your time or money for maintenance.

With no wood components, you don’t have to be concerned about moisture or warping it. Energy efficiency is its middle name. Keeping your homes indoor temperature stable is what it’s fighting for.

This reliable, efficient, sleek window will not fail you nor will it give up. Standing tall until the last bell, this replacement vinyl window from Window Nation comes with one of the best warranties in the business. Nothing and no one can knock it out.

Wood Windows vs. Vinyl Windows: You Decide The Winner!

Wood windows may be a traditional look and style, but that doesn’t mean that they are the best window to choose. Replacing wood windows with vinyl is also very common with owners of older homes because of all the advantages of vinyl windows. In this battle of vinyl windows vs. wood windows, vinyl reigns supreme. Replacement vinyl windows from Window Nation are a triple threat. They are less expensive to purchase, ultra-low to maintain, and extremely energy efficient. Whichever replacement window option you choose, choose Window Nation if you want the best.