In recent years, the technology of vinyl extrusion has significantly advanced. Today, the material is not only energy efficient and practical, but it is also strong and beautiful. It is no wonder this material has been gaining in popularity and is now one of the top window materials across the United States. That said, many homeowners are still a little hesitant. Here are the most common questions we get asked about vinyl windows:
When it comes to cost, vinyl windows are usually the most affordable option. But the lower price does not mean you are settling for a sub-standard product. The material is unlike any other on the market. It is durable and maintains shape, even in extreme temperatures. The vinyl frame will not warp, fade, scratch, or mold. And because it is a plastic that does not easily transfer heat, vinyl windows are excellent insulators. As long as you choose vinyl windows from a trusted brand, you will not have anything to worry about.
With wood windows, you have to sand and refinish the frames every few years. The regular maintenance can be frustrating and expensive. Vinyl requires much less effort. To keep these windows looking great, all you need is some mild detergent, water, and a cloth. For tougher dirt, you might need a soft bristle brush, but that’s it! As long as you wash the frames and lubricate the track every couple of months, your windows will look and function like new.
Many homeowners worry that vinyl windows will detract from the look of their home. While it is true that the earliest vinyl windows didn’t look great, the industry has come leaps and bounds in aesthetics. The streamlined frames and clean lines of modern vinyl windows will compliment any home style and maintain the same level of beauty in the years ahead.
Vinyl is a highly versatile material. So while you do not have the limitless options of wood and fiberglass, you still have choices. As far as styles go, you can choose casement, awning, sliding, single and double-hung, bay, bow, picture, and even custom shapes and sizes. Color is a bit more limited. Most manufacturers have a great selection of neutrals like white, ivory, beige, browns, and grays. Some of the vinyl windows we offer even come with a variety of interior wood grain finishes.
Any time! That said, if you have been looking at getting replacement windows, fall is a great time to commit. The weather is still fair and exposing the openings in your home during replacement will not be as inconvenient. Because windows are such an important part of your home, there is no reason to wait until spring or summer.
Call Scientific Home Services at (847) 752-0370 to schedule an appointment for replacement windows in Deerfield, IL. Our experts will lay out your options and provide the best possible products for your home. Or you can stop by 7240 Saint Louis Ave., Skokie, IL 60076 to check out some of our products.