Windows – both the glass panes and the frames around them – have come a long way in a generation or two. Today there are vinyl, fiberglass, wood and aluminum frames available. There are also as many price variations, and it all depends on what you want and need, and what you can afford.
In theory, aluminum windows should last for a hundred years. The problem is, a window is not just the frame, or even the glass panes. It is the whole supporting structure around the window.
No one window frame material is superior to all others, but truth be told, aluminum and very definitely vinyl are likely to last longer than wood frames, particularly in the moist climate of the Pacific Northwest.
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