When it comes to a home’s wall space, about 15% is taken up by windows. This means that not only do you want your windows to look nice, you want them to perform well too! Energy efficiency windows come in all sorts of styles and will help lower your energy bill every month. Whether it is better insulation of cool in the summer, or warm in the winter, having high performance energy efficient windows will put money back in your pocket in the long run. So, as winter slowly approaches us, your windows may be passed their heyday. This means that you might be looking at a window replacement. If you’re not sure, take care to call your local window and door company. No matter, in this article, you will find out why we think that vinyl replacement windows are the way to go.
Vinyl windows are made of out plastic, or PVC. One of the main reasons we think you should go with vinyl replacement windows is because of their relatively cheap cost. According to Fixr, It costs approximately $10,000-12,000 for the make and installment of wood windows, but only $7,000-10,000 for vinyl windows. The cost is relative, but that three thousand could really make a difference. This differential in cost is mostly due to the treatment that all the wood has to go through. However, cost is just one reason to choose vinyl replacement windows.
Vinyl windows and doors are also a lot more low-maintenance than their wooden counterparts. One of the reasons for the low-maintenance is because there is no painting or staining required with vinyl windows. However, if you have wood, you will want to at the very least seal the wood as a precautionary measure. Because there is no risk of rot, your vinyl windows can simply be washed with soap and water. However, vinyl isn’t perfect so it is important to note its shortcomings. Vinyl can warm in extreme heat. Due to the fact that vinyl can’t be repainted, you would have to replace the entire window frame. However, make sure you talk to your window and door supplier to find out if your new frames are under warranty, or if they have a policy on assisting in the replacement of a window frame due to weather.