Vinyl Windows

Whether viewing them from the outside or enjoying the view outside from within a home, windows are often the strongest architectural element of a home. As architectural elements, they naturally command attention. Windows can enhance the style of a home and the energy efficiency of the home too. Replacing drafty old windows with vinyl models can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 40 percent. Style and energy efficiency, however, are only two of the many benefits of vinyl windows.

Affordable Price

Vinyl-frame windows are the most popular choice for window replacement. Highly affordable, they can cost up to 50 percent less than their wood counterparts. They raise the resale value of a home as well. According to a leading remodeling magazine, homeowners can expect to regain up to 72 percent of the cost of installation when they sell their homes. Window replacements can qualify homeowners for government rebates for green home improvements too. Best of all, they begin saving homeowners money on energy costs the instant that they are installed. As energy costs are predicated to rise, they also offer insurance against increasing heating and cooling expenses.

Durable Material

Vinyl windows are far more durable than wood windows, requiring virtually zero maintenance. They look as good years after their installation as they do the first day that they are installed. Wood windows need to be regularly painted or refinished. The only maintenance that vinyl windows require is a bit of window washing. The best vinyl models have frames that are filled with insulating foam that not only increases their energy efficiency, but makes them stronger as well.

They not only offer protection against inclement weather, but offer an additional layer against intruders too.

Energy Efficiency

It’s not just the foam-filled vinyl frames that are energy efficient, but the panes as well. Double-pane or triple-pane glass windows encase air, adding insulation to the windows. Often, an inert gas like argon is used instead of air. As these gases are denser than air, they provide increased insulation. Vinyl models can be treated with low-emissivity (low-E) coatings, thin metallic coatings that work like a mirror, reflecting heat back outdoors during the summer months and holding heat inside during the chill of winter. These features also reduce the amount of harmful ultraviolet sunlight that enters a room, protecting furnishings from fading and deterioration.

Chic Style

As a material for windows, vinyl first began to be used in the 1970s. At first, decorative options were limited, but as the popularity of vinyl continues to increase, homeowners have enjoyed a wider selection of sizes and shapes. A broad range of grill configurations is available as well. Vinyl frames are far more distinctive than the generic aluminum frames that are typically installed when a home is constructed. They have a more defined and sleek style that looks well on both traditional and contemporary homes. Affordable, durable, energy-efficient and stylish, it’s no wonder that vinyl windows are the most popular choice for replacement windows.

 

 

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