Replacement vinyl windows are a great investment for your home that will save you money and give your house a better look.
Replacement vinyl windows are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a synthetic material praised for its affordability and durability. Vinyl windows will last for many years without rust or corrosion, peeling or chipping, flaking, blistering or swelling. Maintaining replacement vinyl windows is a breeze. They will never require painting and can be cleaned with a little soap and water.
More importantly to your energy bills, PVC is a poor conductor of cold and heat. Vinyl window frame designs are hollow, and are built with multiple chambers that create a dead air space between the inside and outside of the window. This means that your replacement vinyl windows will keep the cold air out of your house in the winter. Your furnace won’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature, which eases the strain on your bank account.
One of the challenges of purchasing replacement vinyl windows is picking out a design that will match the look of your home. There are single and double-hung varieties, as well as horizontal or vertical sliding models. You can also choose to add a muntin pattern, or window grid, to give your windows an old-time look. Beveled glass adds a touch of class to your home but comes at a greater cost. You can even purchase self-cleaning glass, where water will bead up and dissipate without leaving any dirt or residue.
Replacement vinyl windows are an investment that will pay dividends for years to come.