Vinyl is an affordable alternative that is durable and great for energy savings. The alternatives, such as wood, fiberglass, and composites, have their strengths and weaknesses. Depending on your needs, vinyl could be a great addition to your home.
The price tag is compelling
Vinyl frames come in at a fraction of the price of a high end wood or fiberglass frames. The quality will generally be reflected in the price, so be sure to shop around and be careful not to go with a deal that seems too good to be true. A good quality window from a reputable manufacturer and installer will last 25 years or more and won’t break the bank.
Its the durable choice
Wood frames can be painted, but over time, the paint chips and peels with wear. Furthermore, exposure to water and moisture changes wood. In moisture-prone climates, wood can succumb to warping or rotting. Vinyl, unlike wood, won’t rot or warp . Vinyl frames can be painted almost any colours, so you will not be limited in choosing what colours contribute to the external beauty of your home.
Vinyl is easy to clean. A soft cloth or disposable wipe is all that’s required to remove dirt or dust. Because of its durability, the ease of cleaning stays the same over the years. It’s low maintenance and will not require repainting.
Because of its construction, vinyl is effective at insulating the home. For homes in warm or cool climates, this translates to savings in heating or cooling costs.
Trusted names for consumers
There are major manufacturers who have built a reputation for their high quality products. Many of the companies offer comprehensive warranties on their windows. Over time, heavily used windows may suffer from wear and tear, so it’s important to buy from companies that stand behind their products. Check them out online and read their reviews.
If you’re updating the windows in your home, you will likely find the combination of cost savings and low maintenance make vinyl the natural choice. Most homeowners do.