The very first vinyl window was manufactured early in the year 1954 in Germany. Today, vinyl windows are being used worldwide and make up more than half of the market share in residential window sales.
This blog post discusses why vinyl windows are the best option for all seasons.
Vinyl window holds up well against sun, rain, wind and snow. It can efficiently stop the heat from reaching indoors. Even though it looks delicate visually, in reality, it is quite tough. A vinyl window can last for a decade without showing any signs of wear and tear, not even in those areas where the weather gets bad. Vinyl windows contain low-E glass coatings, and transparent metallic oxides, which reflect 90% of long-wave heat energy. This means that in hot climates your vinyl windows can reflect the sun’s long-wave heat energy. This keeps the house cool in the summer. And, in cold climates, it reflects long-wave radiant heat back into the house, thereby allowing the light to get absorbed by floors, walls, and furniture. This keeps the house warm during cold climates.
Vinyl windows help in regulating indoor temperature and control airflow. This is because a vinyl window minimizes your cooling, heating and lighting costs. Additionally, it also reduces noise, along with increasing your property value and enhancing the appearance of your house.
Vinyl windows come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. They give you a great amount of freedom and variation in designing your windows. Not only these windows are easy to maintain, but also they are virtually scratch free. This eliminates the need of having them scraped, stained or painted.
One of the key benefits of having vinyl windows is that they have higher R-values this helps in reducing and blocking noise to a great extent.
Vinyl is considered as to be one of the most practical materials in the industry. This is because of its applicability and versatility. Compared to other materials like glass, wood, metals, leather or fabrics, it’s cost effective. The window installation is quick and easy, which helps reduce the overall cost.
Vinyl windows are easy to install and provide solid locking mechanisms along with burglar-proof features that add to the security measures of your home.
As vinyl windows are airtight, they are able to restrict airflow in areas of your home where air movement is unnecessary. This helps you in eliminating uncomfortable drafts from gaps and small holes between windows.
If you feel the time is right for considering replacement windows, give a thought to vinyl windows. As the benefits are many, installation is easy and they can enhance the beauty of your home.