Last post we covered the average cost of window replacement. In this post we will cover why a vinyl window is a good replacement window.
Vinyl replacement windows have been on the consumer market now for over 25 years. Like just about everything in the world over the past 25 years vinyl windows have progressed by leaps and bounds.
Not only has the process of producing vinyl improved greatly and become more environmentally friendly, but the construction of a vinyl window has greatly improved also.
What specifically makes a vinyl window a good replacement window?
Customization – Vinyl windows are made to order, meaning that they will fit in just about any opening that you have in your house. Manufacturers can make vinyl windows and 1/8″ increments in a wide range of sizes from very large to very small.
Cost – They are extremely cost-effective for a custom-made window. You could expect to take two to three times the price of a custom-made vinyl window for a custom-made wooden window.
Furthermore the business of manufacturing vinyl windows is extremely competitive and you do not have to go with any national brand to get a good quality window.
Maintenance – The maintenance on a vinyl window is very minimal. You do not have to paint vinyl windows and the only real maintenance is just cleaning them from time to time as you see fit.
Ease of Installation – The installation of vinyl replacement windows is a relatively straightforward and simple job. You could expect an average sized window job to be completed in a day or so.
Also there would be minimal disruption to your house while the work was going on. Most window installers only need to get right in front of the window on the inside your house to complete the replacement of a window.
Sustainability – To most people the production of vinyl has a negative connotation with it on the impact of the environment. But that is simply not true. There are a lot of myths about the production of vinyl and if you are interested I have attached a link to an interesting article about the production of vinyl. Sustainable Vinyl Article.
Those are the big reasons that stand out to me of why vinyl windows are good replacement windows. I have removed a lot a poorly made vinyl windows over the years, but can say with confidence that with the advancements in vinyl manufacturing they are making some really tight, clean and sharp looking quality vinyl windows today.
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In the next post we cover how much are replacement windows.