Spring is on its way and what better time to start thinking about window replacement than now. After all, the winter has been cold and long, and those leaky windows are just begging to be replaced with something new. Spring is an ideal time to investigate different types of windows, allowing the homeowner to take advantage of more efficient protection before the heat of summer turns into a huge air conditioning bill. There are a variety of windows available for homeowners to purchase, but none are as beneficial as vinyl. Here are just a few advantages to replacing your current ones with new vinyl windows.
Vinyl windows are significantly less expensive than other types of windows. A well-constructed, properly installed vinyl window can be a very practical choice budget wise while still offering excellent energy efficiency. Vinyl is also incredibly durable, immune to rust, and won’t ever corrode. Vinyl won’t pit or peel like wood windows making them longer lasting and keeping your window appearance beautiful for years to come.
Low-E, argon filled, double paned vinyl windows will keep heat in during the winter and the heat out in the summer. Not only does this makes for a more climate controlled atmosphere it also makes your home more comfortable and energy efficient. All windows in the voluntary Energy Star program will have a sticker on them with ratings from NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council). To qualify for Energy Star status, windows manufacturers have to meet standards on two main metrics; U-Value and SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient).
No Ongoing Maintenance
Vinyl has many advantages being virtually maintenance free. With occasional cleaning, our window will look like new for years to come.
Homeowners have many options available to them if they opt to go with vinyl windows. Beautiful, durable wood laminates will allow you to have the rich look of wood in your home. From awning to picture to bay, these types of windows are available in a style that suits every home. They can also fit with almost no difficulty into any pre-existing window space, without the need for costly renovations to the surrounding wall.