Vinyl

Vinyl replacement windows are one of the most popular choices for homeowners.

Vinyl is extremely durable and has many styles and colors available, it is lightweight, and will not rot or rust, they are maintenance free and easy to install. But let me break this down for you a little more, replacement windows are a big decision and you should be fully informed.

Vinyl windows are made with the primary ingredient polyvinyl chloride also known as PVC.

Why PVC you may ask, what is so special about that material? PVC is a very poor conductor of heat and cold which on the surface sounds bad, but this is actually a good thing.

Because vinyl is a poor conductor, heat stays inside of your home in the winter and your air conditioner doesn’t have to work overtime to keep your house cool in the summer.

Your windows are a huge source of energy loss and having windows made from vinyl will greatly reduce your energy bills.

Get 3 FREE Window Estimates Now! If you are considering a full replacement of all of your windows you may require a number of window styles.

Vinyl windows are very easily crafted into any design or style. Even if you are only doing one or two windows, you will be able to find the design and color you desire with vinyl windows.

Another great benefit of this window material is they are very easy to install. If you are planning on replacing a large number of windows hiring a window contractor is a necessity.

However if you are planning on replacing a window or two and you are good at carpentry you will easily be able to install these yourself. A decision to replace windows is not a decision taken lightly and is considered a long term investment.  

You are not going to want to replace your windows over and over again. Therefore durablity should be a major factor in the material you use.  Vinyl is extremely durable, unlike wood it does not peel, rot, or chip.

vinyl windowsOther styles of windows are prone to rust and corrode. Painting windows is a hassle, and with vinyl you will never have to paint again.

Cleaning is a breeze as well simple soap and water will be all you will ever need.  Then deciding on a window material for your replacement you should also know the negative of each material.

While vinyl does have some negatives, they are few and far between. One problem is the frames can discolor when subjected to extreme weather, or extreme heat. For most homeowners this will not affect them, but it is good to know and prepare for.

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