How do Vinyl Replacement Windows Compare to the Alternatives?

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If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ll want to consider the best type of window for your home. A major part of this decision-making process includes choosing the frame material. Most New England homeowners choose between wood, fiberglass, aluminum, or vinyl frames. Those who fail to research the best frame material commonly end up dissatisfied with their selection. Here’s why:

  • While wood frames are excellent insulators and pleasing to the eye, wood requires frequent maintenance. Prolonged exposure to moisture often causes wood to rot and quickly deteriorate. Additionally, these frames often expand and contract in response to weather changes.
  • Alternatively, fiberglass frames are costly and offer few customizable options in terms of color and hardware. Manufacturing delays that have been caused by the Coronavirus pandemic have elongated the extreme wait time for fiberglass windows.
  • If you choose to go with aluminum window frames, you will quickly notice their lack of ability to hold heat. Additionally, moisture can easily enter aluminum-frame windows and lead to extreme frost. As a result, this can compromise your home’s energy efficiency.

Vinyl window frames have quickly become the most popular window type. Their energy efficiency, durability, low maintenance, and affordability, make them the #1 choice for New England homeowners.


The most affordable frame material is vinyl. Even top-quality vinyl windows are often more inexpensive than base options for wood, aluminum, and fiberglass frames. With little to no maintenance required, vinyl frames don’t require costly repairs. Therefore, if you perform a quick cleaning about once a month, your vinyl windows will look sparkling new. They are the best option for homeowners who are looking to stay within a budget and save money throughout the years. However, don’t mistake affordability as a sign of low quality.


Vinyl windows are engineered with PVC, an extremely durable material that is often used in the creation of everyday applications. Vinyl often attracts New England homeowners due to its dependable structure. This type of frame has the ability to protect the home from storms, snowfall, and strong winds. Rite Window’s vinyl frames feature heavy-duty, multi-chambered extrusions which provide structural integrity. The combination of exceptional durability and quality guarantees solid windows for years to come.

Energy-Efficient Features

The #1 energy-efficient frame material is vinyl. With foam-filled sashes and multiple pane glass packages, Rite Window’s Energy Star Certified windows keep air leakage to a minimum. Our structurally tight vinyl windows ensure fewer drafts and lower energy bills. This eliminates the hard work of your HVAC system. Your home is guaranteed to stay at a comfortable temperature during even the most extreme New England weather conditions.

At Rite Window we pride ourselves on knowing that we provide homeowners with only the highest quality windows, at the most affordable price. Our high-performance, replacement vinyl windows are the ideal balance of affordability, durability, and energy efficiency. Our team at Rite Window understands that your windows need to not only satisfy the needs but also the individual style of your home. That’s why we aim to boost your home’s curb appeal and overall aesthetic by offering endless customizable options. If you’d like to explore our replacement vinyl window options, call Rite Window today or click here to visit our full website.



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