If your home windows are near the end of their usable life, you should replace them sooner rather than later. Though many frame materials are available, including aluminum, wood, and fiberglass, vinyl replacement windows are one of the best options available today. Find out more about the advantages vinyl windows offer below: Indoor Comfort
Window frames made from aluminum and fiberglass are durable, but they also conduct heat. In the summer, the sun will warm them up and radiate heat into your air-conditioned home; in the winter, they will absorb heat from indoors and radiate it outside. Energy efficient vinyl windows, however, are very resistant to heat transfer, and they help your home stay at the temperature you set on the thermostat.
Little Maintenance Required
Homeowners who have lived with wooden windows for many years know that the frames frequently need to be repainted—particularly on the outside of the home, where they are exposed to the elements. Vinyl windows, however, are made with colors that don’t fade; all you need to do to keep them looking like new is wash them with a washcloth every so often. Also, unlike wood, vinyl is not vulnerable to moisture damage.
Fiberglass and wood replacement windows are often much more expensive than vinyl frame models, which means you could conceivably pay more out of pocket for less energy-efficient windows. Also, the insulating properties of double-paned vinyl windows can help you keep your heating and cooling costs down, which can reduce your energy bills during the summer and winter. If you love the aesthetic of wood window frames, choose a faux-woodgrain vinyl to simulate the look.
Call Wallside Windows of Michigan today at (313) 908-5243 when you’re ready to replace your home’s old windows. Our double-paned, argon-filled windows feature durable, energy-efficient vinyl frames. Visit our virtual or real showrooms today to browse the different frame and sash styles we manufacture and install.