If you’re thinking maybe it’s about time to upgrade your windows, you’re probably researching a variety of replacement options. Vinyl windows are a very popular choice among homeowners, and have most likely come up somewhere in your search. Therefore, we have put together a list of pros and cons to assist you in making a decision!
Pro: Low Maintenance and Cost
One of the top benefits of vinyl windows is that they require minimal maintenance, and they’re more affordable than wood. Unlike wood windows, vinyl will never require a new coat of paint. There is also no danger of rotting or warping. The sashes are also easy to remove, which means they’re convenient to clean.
Pro: Energy Efficiency
Vinyl windows have a reputation for energy-efficiency, which results in lower heating and cooling costs for homeowners. Their stellar thermal performance ratings will save you money in the long run. Overall, vinyl is best for preventing significant gaps or leakages due to faulty design or installation.
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Con: Fewer Options to Customize Vinyl Windows
While vinyl windows are available in a number of colors or styles, but not as many as wood. Unfortunately, they are not customizable to the extent that wood windows are. There is almost no limit to what can be crafted by wood, and vinyl cannot compete in that regard. The availability of decorative options such as metalwork, trim, and casing also leans in favor of wood.
Con: Design Flexibility
If you opt for wooden windows and rethink your decision, you can easily mix things up by repainting over the frames. But it doesn’t work that way with vinyl windows. Instead, with vinyl, you’d need to fully reinstall a new color. Actually, only in the past twenty years have these windows been manufactured in colors other than white.
Vinyl Windows for Your Home
When selecting replacement windows for your home, it ultimately comes down to what you value more– customization, or cost and convenience. But at Ameriside, we only offer products we believe in, and our replacement windows meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® standards. For more information about our products or services, please contact us at (800) 599-8124.