Vinyl replacement windows are a very popular and attractive option to replace your windows. Over the years, there have been several different types of replacement windows. However, vinyl replacement windows have become the most used and preferred type of replacement window since they first came about in the early 1970s. In essence, they are a more affordable and eco-friendly alternative to aluminum windows. While aluminum windows were once very popular and were considered the number one option for installing and replacing your windows, vinyl windows have begun to become more and more common in homes, houses and apartments – especially in homes that have been built from scratch or have been completely renovated.
There are several benefits of vinyl replacement windows. You’ll be saving tons of money on your heating and cooling costs for your home. You also do not have to paint or do any staining on them. They’re extremely durable and last a very long time, and are very economical for your home. With dozens of styles and sizes, you can easily customize how you want your vinyl replacement windows to look. Lastly, almost like the cherry on the top, they are easy and pretty fast to install – you can have them done in around an hour or even faster. Because they are made with polyvinyl chloride, they are extremely energy efficient. What makes them so energy efficient is the high resistance to heat flow, causing your home to not let any of the valuable heat out, while also not letting anything in. Vinyl replacement windows also have the benefit of being nearly 100% maintenance-free – which will save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
Installing Vinyl Replacement Windows
Installing your vinyl replacement windows is also very easy in comparison to installing aluminum windows. While it does take a bit of carpentry skills, and I would not personally recommend that you install your windows on your own, it’s very possible that you can install them with little to no trouble. With a bit of research, you can find out exactly what you should and shouldn’t do when you are going to install your new windows, as well as the most common mistakes that people run in to while installing vinyl replacement windows. Because of the material that they are made of, you don’t have to do anything extra in order to keep your vinyl windows from getting scratched or dented – nor do you have to do anything extra in order to keep the weather from damaging them.
Vinyl Windows Prices
What makes them so popular is their wide spreading price range! Aluminum is slightly more expensive to process and harder to get compared to vinyl, and because of that, vinyl windows are much more affordable. Their prices range from extremely cheap up to a few hundred bucks for the high end vinyl windows. If you’re on a budget and would like an option for your windows that helps you to save money not only in the short term, but also in the long term as well, then vinyl replacement windows would definitely be the best solution for your home.