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Considering Vinyl Windows? Know the Pros and Cons

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More people today are choosing vinyl windows for the energy and cost savings they provide. Made with a durable, hard plastic material (polyvinyl chloride, or PVC), they offer superior insulation — essential in Florida, where weather conditions can fluctuate by the hour.

As with any product, however, vinyl windows aren’t for everybody. Some homeowners have found they prefer other options. That’s why there are still so many choices available.

When you’re in the market for a window upgrade, you want to get all of the information available before making a final decision. As you consider vinyl windows, it’s important to make sure they’ll match your needs and fit into your lifestyle. Keep these tips in mind when considering vinyl windows:

Vinyl Windows are Cost-Effective and Low Maintenance

As previously mentioned, the insulation capabilities of vinyl windows are virtually unmatched. They help keep heat in during the winter and keep it out during the hot and humid summer months. Reduced dependence on artificial heat and cold (climate control) means you’ll save money on your utility bills.

Furthermore, vinyl is typically the most cost-effective choice when shopping for new windows. Don’t let the price fool you, however. Vinyl is durable and won’t rust or corrode. That means you’ll save even more money in the long run on maintenance and repair.

To that end, these windows are scratch-resistant. Their element-resisting nature means this option lasts longer than others. Cleanup is easy with just soap and water.

Also, vinyl windows don’t have to be painted or stained. Because of this, however, it’s important to pick a color you’ll be happy with long-term. Should you decide to change color, the entire window must be replaced.

Vinyl Windows are Different than Other Options  

As with any purchase, it’s helpful to be knowledgeable about all options. Though the benefits of vinyl windows are many, there are also some downsides of which you should be aware.

In extreme weather conditions, the possibility of discoloration exists. Since these windows can’t be repainted, the entire window must be replaced.

Also, real estate experts say vinyl window replacements don’t add as much value to a home as other options. Some buyers find them to be less elegant or aesthetically-appealing as standard wood frames. That means if you’ll be selling your property soon, you might want to reconsider vinyl.

Vinyl Windows are Affordable and Easy to Install

With more than six decades of experience, we know windows. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are always happy to discuss the best options and styles available to suit your wants and needs.

We have many colors, size, and style selections to choose from, or you can customize the windows to your own preference. Our vinyl windows are always durable and come in clear or tinted varieties. A full-service business, we also offer other features such as sliding doors, windows, and more.

Contact us today to learn more about vinyl windows, and how we can help improve the overall look and feel of your property.


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