Most people take their windows for granted until they have to replace them. By far the most popular choice, nearly everyone goes with vinyl windows when buying replacement windows. For many people, vinyl windows are the best replacement windows for their homes, compared to wood, aluminum, and other materials such as fiberglass.

People gravitate to vinyl for many reasons. Vinyl offers excellent energy-efficient, low maintenance, durable, and affordable windows to name a few.

Vinyl Windows are Inexpensive

Vinyl windows are the least expensive energy efficient, low maintenance windows you can buy. The pricing is dependent on their size, construction quality, frame style, type of glass, and a few other features.  Be careful, those that are advertised at extreme low prices, in general, will not get you the energy saving benefits of a good quality vinyl window.

While cost is a major factor, people also love vinyl windows for their low maintenance. You never have to paint or repair them. They are also scratch resistant, and will hide any scratches that do occur since their color extends through the windows frame.  They are also more energy-efficient that wood, fiberglass, or aluminum replacement windows, keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Your vinyl windows will serve you well with a little upkeep. Just make sure you use top-grade vinyl windows if you live in a harsh climate.

Vinyl Window Options

Vinyl windows work well in most homes. You can get them in a wide range of interior and exterior colors, styles, and textures. The right options can even increase the value of your home depending on the style and age of the home. Some features and options work better than others. Here are a few examples.

  • 100% virgin vinyl frames work and look better than recycled and reused materials.
  • You want welded corners over mechanical ones.
  • A low-gloss finish that always looks good and fresh
  • The frames should also have 1/2 locking screens, night locks/child safety locks, locking sashes, and weather-stripping where vinyl meets vinyl.
The best vinyl windows also have low-E and argon glass with an advanced spacer between the glass.

Window Installation, Not a Do It Yourself Project

Vinyl WindowsCreate a unique look for your home at a practical price with unmatched energy efficiency and durability, but only if you install them correctly. However, many people make the mistake thinking they can handle the project themselves.

While it looks easy, installation is a very complex and complicated process if you want to preserve all the features and benefits of your warranty. You always want a professional installation for every window in your home. Thus, you want to purchase from a company that includes the installation in the price of your project.

Overall, vinyl windows are the best replacement windows for most homes. They add curb appeal, look great, and you can match them to the look and style of your home. They are the most affordable option out there that adds value to your home while making it as unique as you are.