If you are planning on replacing your home windows, one option that provides a wealth of advantages is the use of vinyl. Vinyl windows are a popular choice in homes. In fact, over half of the windows used in homes are designed from vinyl. Before making your final choice, you should consider these benefits.
Pest and Dirt Resistant
Unlike wood, which is susceptible to termites, carpenter ants, and other destructive pests, vinyl windows are resistant to bugs. Like all exterior surfaces, your windows can also get dirty and be a challenge to clean. Vinyl windows are easy to clean with a pressure washer. Even window frames on the second floor can easily be cleaned with a pressure washer, which prevents you from having to climb up and down a ladder.
Vinyl windows feature a high-insulation value due to the materials they are constructed from. This insulation, or R-value (or U-value), measures how well windows transfer and retain heat. Their high insulation helps keep the warm air in during the winter, and the cool air in during the summer. The result is a much more efficient window, which saves you money and prevents you from overworking your HVAC system. While the initial cost of vinyl windows may be slightly more than other materials, the windows will eventually pay for themselves due to the long-term energy savings.
Over time, wood windows will need to be painted since paint will begin to chip and weather. With vinyl windows, you will not have to go through the trouble of scraping peeling paint, adding putty to holes, or adding a layer of new paint. The finish on the windows is extremely durable and does not require periodic painting. The windows are also stain, scratch, and UV resistant, which helps keep them looking like new for quite some time.
Reduced Noise Pollution
The majority of vinyl windows are designed with double-pane glass. These windows are injected with gas between the panes, which helps to buffer noise from the outside. This makes these windows an excellent choice for people who live in congested areas, or those who want to prevent others from hearing what's going on inside.
Vinyl windows are an excellent choice for window replacement. Not only do they make your home more energy efficient, they also come in a wide variety of styles and colors to suit your decorating needs. Contact Ken Caryl Glass, Inc. for more information.