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Getting ready to have new windows installed in my home. I live

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Getting ready to have new windows installed in my home. I live in Albuquerque where it is NOT humid at all & we have a lot of sunshine. I'm going with the E glass but I keep getting mixed messages as to whether the vinyl or aluminum frames are better. I'd appreciate your take on this.
Thanks!!!

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer.

Having worked in Albuquerque for a while I am familliar with the climate there. I would definately go with the aluminum frames. I have installed both types and with the sun so intense there I can tell you that vinyl will hold up, but not as long as aluminum.

Both are good products, but in the long run the vinyl will eventually begin to get brittle and crack. It may not be in our life time, but it will happen sooner than the aluminum will fail.

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