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COMPARISON BETWEEN VINYL AND OTHER MATERIAL

WOOD
Advantages Disadvantages
Excellent insulator Absorbs moisture.  This can lead to possible rotting or warping, resulting in air and water infiltration.
  Needs regular painting, maintenance both inside and out - paint then chips & peels.
  Inferior milling qualities
ALUMINIUM
Advantages Disadvantages
Won't rot or warp Extremely poor insulator
  Allows condensation to form
  Pits, corrodes, dents and scratches
  Most frames & sashes are mechanically connected (usually with screws), and may eventually loosen.
VINYL
Advantages Disadvantages
Excellent insulator Limited tensile strength.  However, windows may be reinforced with aluminium to compensate.
Reduced air infiltration  
Resists condensation  
Easy to clean  
Durability - No pitting, peeling, rotting, drying out nor corroding.  
Virtually maintenance free  
Easy operation  
Custom size of opening  
Solid colour throughout  
Never needs painting  
Integral lift rails, interlocks and weatherstripping pockets.  

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