If the windows at your property are showing signs of wear and tear and their condition is starting to affect the level of comfort that you are used to inside your house, it could be time to invest a bit of money in a new window replacement. Windows perform various roles inside the house, letting natural light filter into your home, while keeping the cold weather outside and minimizing the impact of nearby noises. Replacing them is not as straightforward as it once was, as there are now multiple different framing and glazing options to consider and dozens of window companies that you could potentially hire. Every decision you make has to be carefully considered, and each option comes with its own set of pros and cons attached, but today we’re going to talk to you about one option you have in particular; vinyl windows.
Dozens of Homeowners Have Opted for Vinyl Windows & Here’s Why You Should Too
While home and business owners were cautious about using vinyl building products when they first entered the market back in the 1970’s, these same products are now overwhelmingly popular, with vinyl windows laying claim to 58 percent of the market in 2005 according to statistics released as part of a joint study conducted by the AAMA and the WDMA. What has caused vinyl windows to become the number one choice and how have they managed to dominate the market? You’re about to find out…
They are Built to Last
Unlike alternatives, vinyl windows are specially engineered to withstand even the harshest types of weather conditions and the most extreme levels of physical abuse (this is the main reason why so many of our clients in Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Markham and Durham chose them over other options), which ultimately results in them “sticking around” for much longer than wooden or aluminum windows. You don’t have to worry about one day unexpectedly finding out that the frames have rotted, rusted, warped or cracked and their colour/appearance isn’t affected by years of exposure to the sun’s UV rays. A window replacement isn’t the cheapest home improvement you can have done, so the fact that vinyl windows have such an extended lifespan in almost all cases is a huge selling point.
Guaranteed to Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
The majority of homeowners (including ourselves!) waste energy. There you go, we’ve said it! You can save serious amounts of money simply by using energy in your home more efficiently. That sounds a lot better than “cutting down” on your consumption by not using the various electrical devises that you own, doesn’t it?! Did you know that roughly 60 percent of your annual energy spend goes towards heating and cooling? That’s why having a new set of vinyl windows installed can have such a big impact on your bills. Vinyl windows do a great job at insulating your property, keeping both the warm air produced by your heating system and the cool air produced by your air conditioning unit, trapped inside. The end result? You use these systems less!
Don’t Sweat Over Maintenance!
Everybody is trying to come up with the next best thing that saves us a ton of time on a regular basis, but vinyl windows have been doing just that for over 30 years. How? Well they are about as maintenance-free as they possibly could be, only requiring an occasional wipe down. When you compare this to the tasks you would have to carry out if you had wooden or aluminum windows installed, you are saving hours of your free time every single year.
Options, Options, Options
If you can’t find a style that suits the exterior of your home when opting for vinyl windows, then you’re probably just about the only person in the entire world that can’t; that’s how much choice there is. In recent years the options have really grown and there are a whole range of different colour and texture options available to ensure you get the appearance of your new windows “just right.” To demonstrate just how versatile the design options are with vinyl windows, you can select a finish that imitates the appearance of natural wood very closely.
Are You on a Budget?
Everyone has a limit to how much they can afford to spend on a window replacement project, but the good news is that a vinyl window replacement is usually more affordable than most others. And when you consider the vast number of benefits that vinyl windows offer, it’s almost a no-brainer! Economical production costs and their easy-to-install nature results in a low end cost for the consumer.
Do Your Bit for the Environment
As you’re probably all too aware, the current generations that reside in Canada (and the rest of the world) have a responsibility to protect the environment and preserve it for future generations. Vinyl windows are the “green choice” since it’s possible to have them recycled when they are stripped from your property, rather than them being dumped in a landfill site and leaching harmful toxins into the surrounding soils.
Superior Home Improvements has been offering vinyl windows of an exceptional quality since 1973 and serve the areas of Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Markham and Durham.