Vinyl replacement windows are a smart investment to make in your home. Not only will they improve the look of your dwelling, you save money in the long run through greater energy efficiency.
Many homes built as late as the 1970’s still have single-pane aluminum frame windows. These windows do not have the same ability to insulate as modern vinyl replacement windows do. In combination with high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, modern windows will reduce your energy bills by as much as 30 percent.
Vinyl replacement windows don’t just keep the drafts out either. The double-pane construction is a more effective noise barrier than the old aluminum windows. Not only will your windows keep the noise of passing cars and barking dogs out while you are sleeping, you can also turn up your home theatre for the full movie-going experience without disturbing your neighbors!
Also, the aluminum frames will discolor over time and cannot be restored to their original look no matter how much you try to clean them up or paint them. Vinyl replacement windows on the other hand will look great for years to come. All you need to do is clean the frames periodically with soap and water.
You can now purchase vinyl replacement windows in a wide variety of colors and finishes to match your home, including a simulated wood grain finish. Gone are the days when you were limited to a few very dark colors such as dark brown.
They are also a smart investment in another way. Vinyl replacement windows will add as much as twenty to thirty thousand dollars to the value of your home.