If you are shopping for new windows for your home, you might be surprised by how many manufacturers are making vinyl windows. It is one of the most common options for residential window replacement. You can find vinyl window frames in just about any size and style. This article will explain a few reasons why you should invest in vinyl instead of the other common material options.
Vinyl is Tough
Many people think of plastic when they think of vinyl. In fact, vinyl is much tougher than plastic. It is extremely hard to scratch, chip or dent. Most vinyl windows are made with completely solid frames. Also, the vinyl is dyed (not painted), so the entire frame is the same color. This means you do not need to worry about scratching off the outer layer of paint. Small scratches and dents will hardly be noticeable on a vinyl frame because there will be no color change.
Vinyl is so tough that it is the preferred material for storm windows. It is naturally waterproof so it can withstand even the most severe weather conditions. It will not get waterlogged during a severe flood. Also, debris from severe winds is less likely to scratch or break the durable vinyl. Since vinyl is slightly flexible, it is ideal for storm windows in earthquake zones. Even if you do not live in an area with such extreme weather concerns, you will enjoy the added strength and durability of vinyl.
Vinyl is the Easiest to Maintain
Homeowners also love vinyl because it requires very little TLC. It never needs to be painted, sealed or stained. Wooden and metal window frames need to be constantly treated to protect them from rust and water damage. This process is inconvenient and costly. Resealing your window panes is definitely not the funnest way to spend your Saturdays. It is perfectly waterproof and never needs to be treated to protect it from water. To keep up your vinyl frames, you can simply wipe them down with window cleaner or a wet rag as you are cleaning your panes. Over the years, you will save a considerable amount of time and money caring for your vinyl windows.
When it comes to durability and ease of maintenance, vinyl is your best bet. It is also stylish and relatively affordable. It is easy to see why so many homeowners are choosing vinyl.
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