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What To Know About Vinyl Replacement Windows

Vinyl is one of the top selling window frame materials currently in the replacement window market. They are durable and energy efficient, something aluminum and wood both lack. We recommend using vinyl windows because of their lifespan and their ability to insulate your home. There are a few common questions that we get about vinyl windows, so we will answer them here.


Will Vinyl Windows Work In An Older Home?


Yes, regardless of the style or age of your home, a quality contractor will find a way to make them work. There are a few perks to putting vinyl windows in an older home. They save money on energy costs, which will be a significant amount considering your current windows are likely old and not insulating the home well. They also require little maintenance. Vinyl windows have a wide variety of colors and designs that can truly add value to your home while preserving the historic look.


Lifespan Of A Vinyl Window vs. A Wooden Window


While there are several factors that can drastically affect the lifespan of your window, frame material is a big one. It is typically a rule of thumb that vinyl windows will last the span of a lifetime. While humidity, heat, and direct sunlight can affect this, overall it's not something you should worry about. Wooden windows however, only have a lifespan of 20-25 years. They also require more annual upkeep than vinyl windows and are more expensive.


Security Associated With Vinyl Windows


Another important factor to consider when purchasing new windows is how they are going to keep your home secure from unwanted guests. Luckily most vinyl windows come with a variety of security measures to make sure you, your family, and your possessions are safe. Some of these security features consist of full frame installation, to auto lock mechanisms, to high quality glass, you can make sure that your home is secure.


Color Options For Vinyl Windows


One of the greatest features of vinyl windows is that they are completely customize able. There are so many options for colors, and even finishes that simulate other frame materials such as wood. Most companies allow you to choose whichever color you want, and will customize it to your liking if they do not already offer it.


Cost Of Vinyl Windows


Price is usually a huge concern for people looking to replace their windows. Everyone has heard horror stories about the cost being much more than they expected. Luckily, Replacement Window Advisors searches through the best offers in your area to find the best deals on replacement windows. You can focus on finding windows that meet your other parameters and we'll worry about cost! Qualify for promotions in your area today!

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