If you’re in the market for new windows for your home, you have more choices in materials than you may realize. One of the best of those choices is vinyl windows.
Vinyl windows became a popular choice in the U.S. during the 1970s, but were first manufactured in Germany in 1954. It came about as a response to post-war wood shortages and the high cost of aluminum. But they have remained a popular choice to this day for many practical reasons. Here are some of the reasons you should consider vinyl windows for your home:
You get amazing value. If your budget is a concern, look no further than vinyl windows. The price on vinyl windows can be close to half that of the more traditional wood frame variety, in part because of the ease of installation.
They are energy efficient. Vinyl windows offer tremendous thermal performance for your home. They have hollow frames that can be filled with insulation to help boost their energy efficiency, and reduce your monthly energy bills.
They are low maintenance. There is virtually nothing you have to do to your vinyl windows once they are installed, other than the occasional simple cleaning. The frames, made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with ultraviolet light (UV) stabilizers, keep it from degrading from sunlight exposure. They are also moisture resistant, which makes them damage resistant.
No painting needed. You get your vinyl windows in the color you desire from the manufacturer, with no painting necessary later on. Color is added to the vinyl frames in production, not as a surface coating, so there is never a need to touch up the frames to cover scratches or paint chipping.
Noise reduction. Get more peace and quiet! Customers report a significant reduction in exterior noise after they have their vinyl windows installed.
Add value to your home. According to Remodeling magazine’s 2015 Cost vs Value Report, you can get nearly an 80 percent return on your investment. Given the aforementioned cost savings and the comfort and visual improvement it brings to your home, that’s a pretty good deal!
Vinyl windows make up over half of all residential window sales on the market today. It’s easy to see why most people decide to go with them as their replacement window of choice. If you are ready to upgrade your windows, or have any questions about what option may work best for you, contact us today.