Top Wood Window Brands

October 10, 2010

Many homeowners consider wood windows to be the ultimate window product and won't consider anything less for their homes. Wood windows have a traditional appearance, usually are very high quality, and are available in just about any style or configuration you can imagine. They can offer a flexibility that other windows may not; they often have cladding options that make their exteriors almost maintenance free, but allow the interiors to be painted or stained to match the decor of the room or your home.

Top Wood Windows Brands in the Industry

There are many very good wood windows brands available to consumers, but when you talk to industry insiders three top wood windows brands are normally included in any discussion.

Pella Wood Windows

Pella is an upscale window manufacturer, and they offer many different styles of wood windows. You can choose from double and single hung, casement, or awning just to name a few and their wood windows are featured in these lines:

  • ProLine
  • Designer Series
  • Architect Series

All are available with clad exteriors and the Architect Series even offers Mahogany or Alder wood interiors.

Marvin Wood Windows

Marvin is a made to order wood window company; all windows are built for the homes they're ordered for so they can almost be considered custom. Just about any window style is available and any feasible configuration; they also offer many grill, glass, hardware, and cladding options. Marvin offers wood windows for replacement applications as well as new construction.

Weather Shield Wood Windows

Weather Shield also offers many styles of wood windows, and they refer to their double hung windows as tilts due to their ability to be tilted in for easy cleaning. They feature wood windows in lines such as:

  • Weather Shield
  • LifeGuard
  • HR175
  • Legacy
  • Collections

The HR175 line of windows was developed for historically accurate restorations, which can be appealing to someone wanting to preserve an older home's authenticity.


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