Vinyl windows have been around since the 1960’s, however their popularity is just recently reaching its peak due to their versatility and durability. They can provide your home with many benefits. Taking the time to understand exactly what those benefits are and how they can help you save money on your utility bills can help you make the right decision about the type of replacement windows for your home.
What are Vinyl Windows?
Windows made from Polyvinyl Chloride, otherwise known as, PVC are what comprise vinyl windows. This material makes up 100 percent of the window; the only other material used is the various materials that are necessary for installation.
Vinyl windows provide incredible durability because of their non-porous nature. This allows these windows to resist moisture and repel water, decreasing the chances of warping and mold that moisture can cause. They are also very weather resistant, eliminating the risk of chipping and peeling that many other window types are susceptible to from water and harsh weather elements.
Because of their extreme durability, homeowners can benefit from the minimal maintenance required on vinyl windows. Because they do not fade, warp or chip there is no sanding or painting or other repairs required. All that homeowners typically need to do is wash the windows down periodically with a simple solution of soap and water or a mild non-abrasive detergent if there is sufficient grime. There is no other maintenance required, making them very easy to care for.
The energy savings are immense. Windows with a higher R-value means that they are more likely to resist heat flow, helping you to keep your warm air in during the winter and out during the summer. In the long run, your investment will help you to save money on your utility bills, furthering the benefits of your purchase.
The benefit of vinyl windows can be realized in any area of your home because they are completely customizable, making them perfect for single-hung, double-hung and decorative windows to name a few. Vinyl windows also come in a variety of colors, furthering your ability to customize the look in any room. The color that you choose is the color that vinyl windows will have to stay, making it important to choose your color wisely.