What are Vinyl Windows?

Vinyl WindowsVinyl windows are replacement glass for the home with a frame made of polymer material. Windows are made up of the glass inside the window and the material that frames the glass. The frame isn’t part of the home since it comes with the window unit.

Vinyl Durability

While many people can debate the value between wood grain windows and vinyl, it can’t be denied that the vinyl polymer is extremely durable. Years ago, vinyl could warp and discolor, but the manufacturing process has weeded out those imperfections today. The windows last longer than wood framed windows since they don’t warp. A warped window doesn’t provide a good seal against the cold and heat of the elements.

Colors of Vinyl

Vinyl windows come in a variety of colors and textures including faux grains. The grains look exactly like wood without the stripping and painting that has to occur with wood every few years. The color won’t fade over time and exposure to the sun, which is always a problem with window frames made from other materials.

Energy Efficient

Vinyl windows can be extremely energy efficient as long as they are installed properly. The frames have corners that are welded to provide a quality seal. This will keep heat from seeping from the home. They are available with a low-emissivity coating on the glass to protect the home’s furniture from fading under the glaring sun too, according to the Department of Energy.

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Vinyl windows are easy to clean and maintain. They don’t require stripping and painting every few years, and they are better at energy efficiency than some wood frames, which can warp over time.