Are you thinking about replacing your windows? Vinyl replacement windows have some benefits over standard wood windows, which may make them a more attractive option for your home. Vinyl replacement windows can be found at virtually any home improvement store and are both easy and fast to install.
1. Vinyl Will Last Longer
Vinyl is not only more affordable than wood, but it is also more durable and lasts longer. Vinyl isn't subject to water damage, being naturally water-resistant, and few termites would have any idea what to do with it. Vinyl is also much easier to maintain; it can just be wiped off. It won't get chipped paint, and it is naturally resistant to things such as corrosion and salt air.
2. Vinyl Offers More Options
Vinyl can be created in a wood-finished look to appear almost exactly like wood or can be acquired in a variety of other colors or patterns. If you want green-trimmed windows to match a spring-colored home, vinyl can help you do that without the need to paint your trim or otherwise fuss with the windows. Vinyl can also be pressed into different molds, which is prohibitively difficult with wood. If you want an elegant bevel, for instance, it's much easier to find in vinyl.
3. Vinyl is Energy Efficient
There are many energy efficient vinyl options that will capture air within them to provide a buffer between the outside air and the internal air. Windows are one of the areas in which homes most tend to lose cold and heat. The addition of energy efficient windows isn't just good for the environment but can also drastically reduce home electricity costs.
4. Vinyl is Less Expensive
Despite wood being fairly cheap, vinyl is still less expensive. If you have a lot of windows that need to be replaced (or if you're simply on a budget), you may find that vinyl is the easiest way to get a great looking window at an affordable price. Energy efficient windows may be a little more expensive than regular vinyl windows, but they will usually average out over time because of the energy savings.
Most modern homes are being developed with vinyl windows rather than wood windows for exactly the above reasons. Vinyl is durable, attractive and affordable, and there are thousands of vinyl window styles to choose from. You can look at vinyl windows at practically any home showroom to find the best option for you.
My name is Sara Jenkins and I am the daughter of a plumber. As a young girl, I was not very impressed by what my father did for a living, but I loved spending time with him so I was thrilled each time he asked me to help with a repair around the house. What I didn't realize at the time was that my father was teaching me skills that would prove incredibly useful in my adult life. Today, thanks to him, I have completed a long list of plumbing jobs in my own home without the need to hire a contractor. This blog is my way of saying thank you to him by sharing all of the things that he has taught me about home repairs and construction.