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Advantages of Vinyl Windows

July 24, 2012 0

Whether you’re moving into a new home or replacing the windows of an existing home, vinyl windows might be the ideal solution for you. In fact, vinyl windows are becoming a popular alternative to aluminum, wood and fiberglass because they are easy to install, effortless to maintain and energy efficient. Less work while saving money? Sounds good to us.

Energy Efficiency

One advantage of vinyl windows is their excellent degree of insulation. When compared with aluminum window frames, vinyl keeps in heat during winter and seals your rooms from heat during summer. Vinyl windows are made from a plastic called polyvinyl chloride, better known as PVC. This material has a high R-value, which is a numerical way of assessing the amount of insulation a material provides.

An obvious benefit to this increased insulation is a reduced energy cost. By keeping the heat in during the winter and the heat out during the summer, your energy bill could be significantly less (especially when compared to single or even double pane glass). In fact, the savings over a few short years could make up the cost of the windows.

Style

In addition to cost savings, you can also bring the style with vinyl windows. One of their greatest advantages is the huge selection available. In fact, PVC can be molded and colored to any style, allowing you to create a complete custom look for your home. Because they are inexpensive to manufacture and install, you can easily fit them into existing window spaces without changing your walls.

Vinyl window designs can be shiny, matte or even faux wood finish. You can choose how many panes there are, how they open/close and how they lock. Completely custom to your needs.

Low Maintenance

One of the greatest advantages to vinyl windows is that they are extremely easy to maintain. Their durable surface is already stained, finished and sealed. No need to sand or paint. They are also resistant to dirt, mold and UV sunlight, ensuring that they wont fade or wear. This ensures that they last longer than wood or aluminum windows.

Summary

At the end of the day, if your looking for a low maintenance, energy efficient window system that can be custom made to your exact demand, vinyl windows may be the perfect solution for you.

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