There’s no reason a homeowner should have to navigate the sea of replacement window and door companies on their own. If you’ve been considering vinyl replacement windows or doors for your home, here’s what you need to know.
Vinyl-Frame Window Advantages
Replacement vinyl windows can be custom order for an exact fit to any window opening. This can be very beneficial to older homes that have oddly shaped window openings. By making a window purchase that is custom-made for the perfect fit, your window can be installed quickly and efficiently with minimal to no damage to your surrounding siding. Naturally, custom vinyl replacement windows are going to have a higher cost initially, but you end up saving in the ease of installation, not to mention that vinyl windows are much less costly than many other window frame alternatives, probably at least 10% cheaper than wood.
Vinyl is not affected by most air-born contaminants such as salt spray. This can prove especially beneficial if your home is near the ocean or live in a humid area. Vinyl does not absorb moisture, it does not rust, or cause any other problems of windows under like conditions. Vinyl is unaffected by air pollution in heavily industrialized areas.
Vinyl-Frame Window Disadvantages
When you purchase vinyl custom replacement windows you have a lot of colors to choose from. You must choose wisely however, as vinyl window frames and doors cannot be painted.
Another thing to keep in mind is how well the window is manufactured. While a properly and professional welded window can be more durable and longer lasting then other window choice, a poorly welded house window replacement or door can cause just as much problems with drainage as a frame held together with screws. Be sure to work with a professional for an airtight fit that complements the window and door’s insulating qualities. Considering a new window? Check out this article.
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