Vinyl windows are the most popular type of window on the market. Despite their popularity, there are still several misconceptions about vinyl windows.
Timberland™ Exteriors, your local residential roofing service company, debunks some of these misconceptions by listing some quick facts:
1. Vinyl Windows Were Intended To Be Affordable
When Vinyl windows were introduced in the early 1970s, they were aimed at the budget-conscious segment of the market. To this day, vinyl windows are still an affordable option.
2. Vinyl Windows Contain PVC, the Same Material Used to Make Household Pipes
Despite vinyl windows’ popularity, some homeowners are reluctant to install them because of the perception that they look cheap and flimsy. Keep in mind that price isn’t necessarily a good measure of a window’s quality. Plus, over the years, manufacturers added premium features to vinyl windows.
3. Vinyl Windows Used to Be Only Available in White and Cream
As demand for vinyl windows increased, manufacturers started adding premium features such as window frames mimicking the look and feel of premium materials. Dual-and-triple pane windows are now a standard feature on vinyl windows, improving their energy-efficiency and giving them partial soundproof capabilities.
Interested in knowing more about your design options? Consult an exterior remodeling contractor.
4. Vinyl Windows Have Minimal Maintenance Needs
Unlike more windows, vinyl windows have minimal maintenance needs. Keep in mind that low-maintenance doesn’t mean “no maintenance.” You shouldn’t worry about window maintenance too much though—all that’s needed to keep your vinyl windows looking great is an occasional wash.
5. Vinyl Windows Can Raise Your Home’s Property Value
According to real estate reports, homes with vinyl windows tend to sell at a higher price than homes with other types of windows. To safeguard the ROIs on vinyl windows, make sure only a qualified contractor handles the window installation.
Timberland™ Exteriors, an A%20-rated contractor with the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of professional exterior remodeling services, including window installation and hail storm damage restoration services. To get a free estimate, call us at these numbers: (651) 404-2330, (952) 373-5145, (218) 366-9433, or (715) 203-8040. You can also leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Detroit Lakes, MN, as well as the surrounding communities.