What Are Some Alternatives to Wood Replacement Windows?


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Vinyl aluminum, fiberglass, plastic, window films and window inserts are all cost-efficient replacement options for older wooden windows. Double-pane windows are a higher-end replacement for the entire window.

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Vinyl, plastic and fiberglass windows are an inexpensive alternative to replacing entire windows. Window inserts are available to put over the top of or into the existing window rather than replacing it. Most vinyl frames are energy efficient and keep out drafts. Window films go over the top of the glass to create a draft barrier and close the gap between the window and frame. Double-pane windows replace the entire window and frame, but create a more energy-efficient and long-term option.

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