So, what exactly are replacement vinyl windows? Well they are made of a plastic called PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride). That makes them durable, resistant to corrosion, rotting and warping. They also have properties that aid sound insulation as well as conserving energy. All-in-all, it's a easy material to use, is cheaper than other window materials, lasts for many years and needs almost no maintenance - style without the effort.
Why Replace Your Windows?
You may already be aware of obvious signs of age on your old windows:
- difficulty opening or closing your windows - rotting of wood frames - drafts through tiny glass cracks or gaps in the frame - glass is cold to the touch
There are many benefits to fitting replacement vinyl windows, some of which you may not have considered:
- reduced energy bills - better protection from severe weather - no maintenance - more attractive house - to you and potential buyers if you decide to sell - better protection from burglars - noise reduction - easy to open windows - much better temperature control - easy to clean outside glass even on top floor windows (swivel glass options) - stay clean glass - prevention of mold and mildew
Does Vinyl Always Have to be White?
No. You can get a finish in many colors that won't fade or need touching up, because plastic can be mixed with colors at the production stage. So even when scratched or knocked it doesn't show as the color goes all the way through the plastic.
Which Are The Best Replacement Vinyl Windows?
There isn't a single, simple answer to this question and it would be inappropriate to pick out a single model or type of window. Much depends on your personal needs and what you consider important. In the same manner, it would be inappropriate to just pick one manufacturer without considering what your needs are. However, based on many purchases, many sites are able to recommend what they consider one of the best. When you ask them for a free quote, they may recommend several, depending on where you live.
How Much Do The Windows Cost?
This is an age-old question. People seem to look for the answer to this every day on the Internet and most come away disappointed. Not because of the actual prices, but because they didn't get any prices! There's sound reasoning why you won't find prices online and it's based on the fact they every household has a different set of requirements. Every household will take a different amount of work to meet your needs. So every household quote is individually tailored to exact requirements, not a best-guess or overcharged amount.