So, you know you’re ready to replace your windows but you don’t know what kind you want? Little Buckaroo Construction has put together this guide to help you figure it out! We will be looking at the two most common types of windows, vinyl and wood, and giving you our recommendations for which is best for you.

Vinyl Windows

Vinyl Windows are made out of PVC. Despite being a much newer invention, vinyl windows are just as common as wood. They have become popular so quickly because they are more affordable than wood. Vinyl windows aren’t quite as durable as wood windows but they can still last as many as 20 years. Good vinyl windows will save you money on your energy bills because the insulation in the frame of the window itself is energy efficient. Another great feature is they require virtually no maintenance because they never need painting or scraping. Vinyl windows are a really good value.

With all this being said, why are wood windows more expensive, and still considered the gold standard of replacement windows?

Wood Windows

If you’re not concerned about price, wood windows are still the best window available. They are the most aesthetic, durable, and energy efficient windows money can buy. The wood interior is a really good look from the inside of your home and can improve the value of your home in the eyes of potential buyers. Wood windows are also highly customizable, with tons of color options and hardware configurations. Most importantly, wood windows can last 50 years or longer. Wood windows are even more energy efficient than vinyl but, if the exterior is not clad, you will need to paint them once every few years. Ultimately wood windows are more expensive than vinyl windows because they cost more to manufacture, are more durable and add give you more options.

Which should you buy?

As with all things, it comes down to what you want. If your biggest concern is price, vinyl windows are the way to go. If your concern is durability, beauty, or adding resale value to your home then wood windows are the right choice.

Are you ready to replace your windows? Are you still unsure? Contact Little Buckaroo Construction, we’ll help you through every step of the process.

Little Buckaroo Construction is an experienced window installation contractor in Idaho that will let you know when your windows are ready to be replaced. We will also advise you on what type of window, coatings, glazes, etc. are right for your home.

Call Little Buckaroo Construction today and have our team inspect the windows that you’re concerned about. Our caring, friendly professionals will provide you with a free estimate.

Call us at 1 (208) 869-3926 or email us at We are waiting to help you!