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Vinyl windows – are they worth it?

May 30, 2016

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they start to wonder whether or not to replace the existing windows in their home. If you need to replace all of the windows in your home, it can mean that you’ll need to make a significant investment. The larger your home, the more windows you may need to replace and the higher the final price will be. Initially, this sum can see, too high but there are a number of benefits that should always be considered before making any hasty decisions.

The first main benefit of vinyl windows is their high level of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is determined by the conductivity of the materials used. Years ago, metal window frames were quite popular but, unfortunately, metal is an excellent conductor. This means that they get hot in summer and cold in winter. This, of course, affects the energy efficiency of your home. Wood is not a great conductor but these kinds of frames are not resistant to the elements. Wood needs to be treated and sealed regularly in order to prevent water and other natural elements from taking their toll. Vinyl offers superb insulation and it’s not nearly as affected by the elements. The sun might have a minor effect after many years, but water does not make this substance swell up like wood. This means that it won’t fall victim to mildew and the decay that causes wood to become unstable and a health risk.

Energy efficiency means that your heating system won’t need to work nearly as hard in the winter, and cooling systems won’t need to battle the heat as much in summer. This means that your energy bills will be lower every month. There are also those who do not use cooling systems in summer due to allergies and other concerns. Vinyl windows can help keep your home cooler and more comfortable even without an air conditioner.

Another great benefit, as briefly mentioned before, is that all you need to do is keep these frames clean. Regular washing and removing debris will more than do the trick. Metal tends to rust over time, and wood soaks up moisture as well as the UV rays of the sun. If desired, vinyl windows can be painted. However, this is by no means necessary.

As far as resistance is concerned, it’s also good to know that vinyl also stands the test against salt spray, dirt and other pollutants that normally penetrate and damage other types of window frames. This means that they will last that much longer. Reputable vinyl window suppliers also provide clients with substantial warranties. These warranties add value to these products as well as peace of mind to homeowners.

Along with all of these benefits, you can also choose from a range of styles, designs, and colors. All of which can be selected according to the style and theme of your home. Maximize the energy efficiency of your home with durable windows that will also enhance aesthetic appeal. Call our team at Alma Windows and Doors today at (416) 661-9915 for more information and a free estimate in the comfort of your home.

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