Finding a good material for replacement windows can be a little bit challenging. The dozens of options you can choose from can easily throw off the average homeowner. One of the most popular materials today is vinyl and while it has many advantages, it might not be the right choice for some homes.
There are a few points to remember if you’re thinking about getting vinyl replacement windows. Let our home improvement specialists at Homecraft Inc. walk you through the many pros and cons of this versatile and affordable material.
What Is Vinyl?
Vinyl is the common name for polyvinyl chloride or PVC. It has been a great alternative to aluminum and wood window installation for a few decades thanks to its high R-value and its comparatively more affordable cost. This makes it a viable candidate for homes looking to save some money on their energy bills without having to pay an arm and a leg for other frame materials.
Advantages of Vinyl Windows
Price and energy efficiency are not the only benefits to choosing vinyl windows. Its tough structure allows it to last longer than wood and require less maintenance as well. It’s easy to produce and can come in a wide range of colors and finishes. Some vinyl windows can even be made to imitate the beautiful natural wood grain texture that most homeowners want.
Drawbacks of Choosing Vinyl
Most experts, unfortunately, do not recommend vinyl windows for homes in areas with extreme climates. High temperatures can warp the plastic moulding which greatly impacts its performance and life span. While it can enhance your curb appeal, its low price does not contribute too much to the overall value of your home.
Learn more about vinyl windows and find out if it’s the right choice for your home from our experts at Homecraft Inc. Give us a call at (302) 798-0302 to schedule a consultation today. We serve customers in Wilmington, Bear, and other surrounding areas in DE.