Vinyl Windows have become extremely popular for homeowners looking for replacement windows, and for good reason. Not only is vinyl a relatively cheap alternative, it is also quite energy efficient. Homeowners who are considering replacement windows should absolutely consider vinyl windows as an option for their new windows, and here’s why!
If you’re comparing vinyl to traditional wooden windows, the difference in price can be tremendous. Vinyl windows are made from a synthetic plastic called polyvinyl chloride. Although vinyl is cheap, it is not a lower quality product. Vinyl is a strong and durable material, it’s not a metal either so you don’t need to worry about rust or corrosion.
Vinyl windows have high u-values and are excellent insulators. Vinyl windows are effective at keeping heat in in the winter and out during the summer. The high level of insulation can reduce energy costs and save you money!
When it comes to general maintenance, with vinyl windows, there is virtually none. The strong vinyl material is scratch resistant and will never require another layer of paint or stain. Vinyl windows can also withstand harsh elements and will not experience damage, even in tough New England conditions. The most maintenance you will have to perform on your vinyl windows is the occasional cleaning, because the white vinyl can get dirty easily. Cleaning of vinyl windows can be done simply by scrubbing the frame with soap and water.
Generally, vinyl windows come in white, but there are options to customize the color and size of your windows. Customizations to vinyl windows add to the cost of the windows themselves, but because the starting price is so low, it may be worth it.
If you are looking for replacement windows or window installation, or want more information on vinyl windows, contact climate door and window today!