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What are the Pros & Cons of Vinyl Windows?

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Vinyl windows are a popular feature in many homes. With a lower overall cost and shorter installation time, these types of windows are popular for replacements, as well as new construction.

Read on to learn about the most important things you need to know about choosing vinyl for your windows.

How Durable is Vinyl as an Option for Windows?

One of the concerns that many have about vinyl as a window material is its expansion and contraction, both of which are unavailable. Although this doesn’t bother many homeowners with a strong preference for vinyl, it can lead to damage that requires eventual replacement. This damage can look very unsightly until it has been taken care of.

Vinyl lacks the type of lifespan that you would get from windows constructed from high-grade materials like fiberglass. However, if you opt for a window brand that boasts a longer lifespan, you might be able to enjoy your new windows for 15 to 20 years before thinking about replacement.

Are Vinyl Windows Available in Many Types?

Vinyl windows have a lower cost than fiberglass, but this does not diminish their overall quality in the least. The range of options is broad, allowing homeowners to easily find something that meets their needs. One of the most important things to know is that these windows are in all price points, including entry-level options.

When you opt for vinyl, you don’t have to sacrifice a higher-end look by any means. Many of the ultra-premium brands have lines of windows available in vinyl, offering plenty of choice for homeowners who want the best. Some of these windows are of a high-enough quality that they are hard to distinguish from more expensive windows at a glance.

Do You Have Color Choices With Vinyl?

Vinyl is available in multiple colors, ranging from simple to custom. In many cases, the biggest difference is how long you will need to wait for the new windows to arrive. For example, if you need colors to match a custom color theme, you might need to wait an extra week or two for your windows.

Many contractors recommend choosing colors that match the home’s current theme, especially if your neighborhood has deed restrictions. If you’re unsure of which colors are best, your contractor will be able to advise you on the most popular choices.

Is Vinyl Quicker to Install Than Some Other Windows?

Many homeowners are relieved to know that their windows might be able to be installed in one or two days. The time from ordering your windows to having them installed might vary depending on whether they are in stock. For example, basic colors like white or brown are usually in stock.

Most of these window installations will require a smaller crew because the windows are more lightweight. As long as the windows are installed into the original frame, the process is reasonably non-invasive. You won’t need to think about a lot of noise and interruptions going on for weeks at a time.

How Do You Make Your Choice?

With a range of choices available where the price is only one factor, you may wonder how to make your choice. One thing to think about is how much of a hardship having to replace your windows might become at some point. If a possible replacement presents too much of a problem, you may want to go with something longer-lasting.

You’ll also want to think about how much flexibility you want with color and style choices. If a more limited color and style range works for your circumstances, vinyl could be a good choice. If you are interested in using vinyl windows, contact us today for more information.

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