Best Wood Windows

Here are our top three selections for the best wood windows available in the industry. Scroll down to see consumer report ratings on top wood clad products as well. Wood clad frames are the most expensive category for replacement window costs and also require additional maintenance than vinyl and fiberglass windows.


Ultimate Series From Marvin

The Marvin Ultimate is a higher end custom wooden window which is seen as one of the best wooden options available on the market. They are nice looking windows offering homeowners the ability to choose their preferred wood from Pine, Mahogany, White Oak, Cherry and Douglas fir. With the ability to upgrade and customize the windows, the price can increase dramatically, in some cases you can expect to pay in excess of $1,000 for each window.


400 Series From Andersen

The Andersen 400 Series are vinyl clad wood windows which have been upgraded from their 200 series. They are better designed with more choices available including color and sizing options. This series is also available in two models, the Tilt-Wash and the Woodright. While the Tilt-Wash uses a better design when it comes to the sill than their 200 series, it does use the PPG Flexicron sash finish. The Woodright is the same as the Tilt-Wash when it comes to the frame and sill except they use a fibrex on the sash instead, which is preferred over the PPG option. The Woodright is limited when it comes to colors though, but it is still considered the best reviewed window from Andersen.


StormForce Series From Loewen

The Loewen StormForce Window Collection is their hurricane or impact window line that integrates structural upgrades to the design to handle heavy storms. These wood clad windows also incorporate all of the beauty of their traditional line on the interior. Expect to spend on average $1400 per opening for a double hung with standard installation for their StormForce Collection. Read Loewen window reviews here.


Best Wood Windows – Consumer Reports

In general, the Consumer Reports top rated replacement windows were wood windows. They were significantly more expensive than vinyl, (although more comparably priced to fiberglass) but they performed better in testing. They kept out air and water better when new and maintained their performance better over the long run. Find the top rated vinyl windows.


Marvin Clad Ultimate
CR Window Grade: 88
Price: $400
Resistance At 0 Degrees: Excellent
Resistance At 70 Degress: Excellent
Rain Resistance: Excellent
Durability: Excellent
Convenience: Good


Marvin Wood Ultrex Integrity
CR Window Ratings: 87
Price: $315
Resistance At 0 Degrees: Excellent
Resistance At 70 Degress: Excellent
Rain Resistance: Excellent
Durability: Excellent
Convenience: Very Good


Andersen 400 Series Tilt-Wash
CR Window Grade: 85
Price: $350
Resistance At 0 Degrees: Excellent
Resistance At 70 Degress: Excellent
Rain Resistance: Excellent
Durability: Very Good
Convenience: Good


Pella ProLine CR Window Ratings: 82 Price: $215 Resistance At 0 Degrees: Excellent Resistance At 70 Degress: Excellent Rain Resistance: Very Good Durability: Very Good Convenience: Good Pella Reviews Andersen 200 Series Tilt-Wash CR Window Grade: 80 Price: $235 Resistance At 0 Degrees: Excellent Resistance At 70 Degress: Excellent Rain Resistance: Excellent Durability: Good Convenience: Good
Pella Designer Series Precision Fit CR Window Ratings: 79 Price: $600 Resistance At 0 Degrees: Very Good Resistance At 70 Degress: Excellent Rain Resistance: Excellent Durability: Very Good Convenience: Good Pella Windows Prices
Peachtree 500 Series CR Window Grade: 76 Price: $350 Resistance At 0 Degrees: Very Good Resistance At 70 Degress: Excellent Rain Resistance: Very Good Durability: Very Good Convenience: Very Good
Crestline Select Clad CR Window Ratings: 66 Price: $340 Resistance At 0 Degrees: Very Good Resistance At 70 Degress: Very Good Rain Resistance: Fair Durability: Very Good Convenience: Good Crestline Window Reviews
Weather Shield Weather Shield CR Window Grade: 56 Price: $395 Resistance At 0 Degrees: Poor Resistance At 70 Degress: Very Good Rain Resistance: Excellent Durability: Good Convenience: Good
Weather Shield Custom Shield CR Window Ratings: 56 Price: $395 Resistance At 0 Degrees: Poor Resistance At 70 Degress: Very Good Rain Resistance: Excellent Durability: Good Convenience: Good Weather Shield Reviews
JELD-WEN Premium Wood Tradition Plus CR Window Grade: 50 Price: $360 Resistance At 0 Degrees: Poor Resistance At 70 Degress: Very Good Rain Resistance: Very Good Durability: Very Good Convenience: Very Good Jeld Wen Prices