Vinyl windows have overwhelmingly become the go-to choice for today’s homeowner, because of their performance benefits and value. There are a few key reasons why vinyl windows are a great choice when considering upgrading or replacing:
1. Energy Efficiency
Vinyl windows are proven to be much more energy efficient than wood or aluminum windows, because of their design. Vinyl has cells (like a honeycomb) and is engineered to transfer hot and cold more gradually than a solid (like wood) or highly conductive material (like aluminum). Combine the performance of the vinyl frame with a LoE insulated glass unit and over time you will notice considerable savings on the heating and cooling your home.
2. Durable & Long-Lasting
Other window materials are too rigid, or absorb moisture. Vinyl is able to breathe and is much more pliable. Some windows will split or even separate in the corners when a home shifts, or even when there are fluctuations in the temperature. Vinyl windows are welded as a solid unit and are forgiving. They will hold up well in almost any kind of weather, from hot, humid summer days, to frigid and icy winter months. Vinyl will expand and contract just the same as your home.
3. Low Maintenance
Vinyl windows are one of the easiest types of windows to clean. Aside from wiping down the surfaces every spring, they require little to no maintenance. They won’t warp or crack, and do not need annual upkeep like other types of windows. They will continue to look as good as the first day you installed them.
4. Customizable & Affordable
Homeowners like choices, but also don’t want to break the bank. With vinyl windows you have the ability to select a particular style, or match a specific colour. The options to customize are almost unlimited, and can be made to fit any budget. Whether you are replacing a double-hung or casement, or any type of window in your home for that matter, there is a vinyl window solution for you. The design can be clean and linear as with modern homes, or ornate and detailed for a more classic look. You can spend as much or as little as you want to fit your design and functionality needs.
At Ostaco Windows & Doors, we design a wide selection of vinyl windows to suit your home. Find a dealer near you.