Each window and door composition provides different advantages. Here is a discussion of each type to help you understand the difference between them—and why and where you might want to use one over another.
Our aluminum clad wood windows and patio doors offer the best of both worlds. Warm, natural wood on the inside is protected against insects and moisture with our patented, naturally organic CoreGuard Plus™ preservative. Heavy-duty, extruded aluminum on the outside is twice as thick as roll-form cladding and all but our anodized collection is AAMA 2604 or AAMA 2605 powder coated for industry-leading surface hardness, scratch resistance and color retention. Our clad exteriors come in 75 powder-coated and anodized finish options, with custom color matching also available. If you live in a coastal hurricane zone, consider our FeelSafe™ aluminum clad wood windows. They feature extreme shatter-resistant laminated glass and reinforced construction for extra seacoast protection.
Some prefer the elegance and old-world charm of all-wood construction. Sierra Pacific premium all-wood windows and doors are crafted with select grade wood interiors and exteriors. They offer the flexibility to finish the exteriors as desired, with the option to change colors in the future. All-wood windows are a favorite among historic project coordinators, as they preserve the aesthetics of windows made long ago, while incorporating modern engineering and energy efficiency. Just as important, our wood is treated and protected against insects and moisture with our patented, naturally organic CoreGuard Plus™ preservative and backed by one of the industry’s strongest warranties against wood rot.
Nearly maintenance free construction and an attractive price point make vinyl a popular choice for many of today’s homeowners. You'll find ours made with Sierra Pacific DNA, including heavy duty multi-chamber construction and plenty of premium options not available on most vinyl window brands—painted exteriors, high performance glazing, decorative glazing, grilles, and accessories like wide flat casing and brickmould.