As Mr. Meehan says, the DIY question has to be answered by the
particular way the windows are installed and your ability.
A lot of McMansions in the South East are using vinyl.
I still prefer wood with all the painting and glazing compound
If you do use wood windows, insist that all surfaces including the
groofe where the glass sits are fully painted. If it is not, and the
glazing compound hardens, water will get in there and the windows will