If you are remodeling your home and you’re doing research on window replacement for your home, it’s likely that you are seeing a lot of different options out there and it can be confusing. Vinyl windows are very popular options for homeowners today, but why? Here, we will talk about some of the details about vinyl windows and you can determine if they’re right for your home.
Vinyl windows were originally created many decades ago as an alternative to wood windows. They are created with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and are available in different grades. There are several advantages of having vinyl windows in your home.
- Energy efficiency.
If the windows in your home are decades old, they simply are not as energy efficient as the windows on the market today. Old windows are drafty and can leak precious warm air outside during the fall and winter months, which can not only make it feel cooler inside, but it can also increase your energy bill. Vinyl windows that come with Energy Star® ratings and that are manufactured with Low-E glass or filled with argon gas, are the most energy efficient windows out there. They will reflect heat in the summer and keep warm air inside during the cold winter months. That means you’ll save money on your utility bill AND stay more comfortable!
Vinyl windows are a cost-effective window option, costing less than wood windows or fiberglass windows. We recognize that replacing the windows in your home is a big investment, so we will be sure to help provide vinyl window options that are within your price range. We carry a variety of window styles from brands such as Milgard and Simonton, which means you are getting high quality options at a reasonable price.
- Easy to maintain.
Once your windows are professionally installed, there is nothing else you need to do except for keep the windows cleaned. Use a soft cloth to clean the inside and outside of the windows, rather than using high-pressured hoses. Vinyl windows are easy to clean, and they won’t rot, peel, or chip, even during the yuckiest of Pacific Northwest weather.
Ready to get your window replacement project started? We’re happy to provide free quotes on replacing your worn windows with new ones that are energy efficient and insulated. We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our professional team can help you get your home updated and beautifully contemporary. Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are, then contact us today for information on how to get your appointment on the books with us.