We have to admit to being impressed by our sample of Harvey’s Better Grain finish — it really does look like stained wood. Available for select vinyl windows in pine, red cedar, and dark oak, Better Grain is applied to the vinyl in a two-step process — color first, then a grain-pattern overlay. Double-hung prices start at $150; accessory windows range from $115 to $225. The company also charges a $225 setup fee for each order, so this option is most cost-effective when ordering multiple windows.
Harvey Building Products, 800/598-5400, harveybp.com.