Vinyl windows are among the most popular replacement window options on the market. If you’re considering them, read on as local replacement window and siding contractor Homecraft Inc. answers frequently asked questions about vinyl windows.
What Is Vinyl?
Vinyl is the common name given to polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, and is used for manufacturing a wide variety of household products such as toys, phonographic recordings, water pipes, food packaging and footwear. It is also widely used in manufacturing construction materials like siding and replacement window frames. As a type of thermoplastic, vinyl can be melted and molded or extruded again and again.
Are Vinyl Replacement Windows Durable?
Advances in siding and window manufacturing have resulted in modern vinyl windows being one of the most durable replacement window options. New vinyl windows can handle heavy double and triple-pane glass without being strained by the weight. Vinyl replacement windows are also more weather-resistant, which helps them keep their shape and prevent leaks all year round.
What Does It Take to Keep Vinyl Windows Clean?
Vinyl windows are best known for its low-maintenance requirements. Thanks to their molded-in colors, you can forget about scraping and repainting your windows. Keeping them clean isn’t a problem, either. Like vinyl siding, vinyl windows can be cleaned with water from a garden hose. Stubborn stains can be scrubbed off using a soft brush, with a mixture of dish detergent and water.
Are Vinyl Windows Eco-Friendly?
Thermoplastics like vinyl can be recycled many times. Combined with its long service life, vinyl windows are one of the most sustainable home improvement products on the planet. During manufacture, scraps and trimmings can be remelted for use. If properly disposed, only a tiny fraction of old vinyl windows will ever end up in landfills.
What Window Styles Do I Get With Vinyl Windows?
As an extruded material, vinyl can be manufactured into virtually any shape and profile. This means, with vinyl windows, you can choose any window style that your home requires. Whether your home style calls for ornate or sleek window styles, there are vinyl windows that are perfect for your home.
Homecraft Inc. is your leading provider of vinyl siding and replacement windows. Give us a call at (302) 703-1109 or (610) 215-2562. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Hockessin and Wilmington, DE.