A Unique Choice
The thing that sets vinyl windows apart from other windows is the way the frame is made. The window itself is still made of glass, however, the frame of the window is made out of vinyl. Vinyl is also referred to as PVC, which is a type of plastic. Because PVC is a chemical compound, it can be produced multiple ways, and it can be altered to be stronger. PVC is favorable to other types of window framing materials because it is made to be resistant to weathering and warping. Likewise, vinyl is heavily resistant to sun damage and fading. Also, for some geographical locations, vinyl is a good choice because it cannot be affected by termites. Another feature of vinyl window frames is the color selection. The color is not painted on the product, rather the plastic is dyed during the manufacturing process. This is a favorable element in vinyl windows because there will be virtually no maintenance needed on the window frame itself. There will be no need to repaint or touch up the frame.
Generally, vinyl windows are made out of brand new vinyl, not recycled vinyl, simply because recycled vinyl is typically more expensive. Energy efficiency is another concern for most homeowner, and should definitely be considered when choosing new windows. Energy efficiency is not compromised by using vinyl instead of wood framing for windows; in fact, it is quite comparable. Vinyl windows have a life expectancy of about twenty to thirty years, and some outlast that expectation.
The windows themselves have some extra features that you don’t always get with wood or metal framed windows. Most vinyl windows have a tilt system that allows for cleaning the inside and the outside of the window from the inside of the home. Also, vinyl windows definitely have a new, cleaner look and feel that can beautify your home that will last for the lifetime of the window.
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