You ask what the hype is about vinyl windows. Why are they the “in” thing and why are they becoming a popular alternative over aluminum, wood and fiberglass? Here’s some insight into the big “why.”
Who doesn’t want it all - easy maintenance, energy efficient, aesthetic appeal, low economic costs and excellent value for design and installation! That is one package deal. So if you are looking for a change and would like some interesting windows in your home, vinyl windows offer quite the bargain.
Vinyl windows are made of a substance called poly vinyl chloride commonly known as PVC. PVC is a synthetic chemical compoundthat has moderate to high R-value. R value is a number given to the degree of insulation a material provides. This means that vinyl is a good insulator preventing air infiltration, keeping warm air in and cool air out of your home. Of course this leads to reduced electrical costs. Vinyl windowsalso keep out harmful UV rays preventing the fading of your curtains and upholstery. Everybody loves that!
Our homes are important to us, the way they look, the way you feel when you walk into your front door and even the amount of light that filters in through the windows. Vinyl windows can be custom made to suit the exact look of your home. They are available in a variety of colors and shapes. They can be molded and shaped to the exact style you want and are available in shiny or matte finishes. For those of you who love the wood look vinyl windows are also available with a faux-wood grain finish.
Vinyl windows wouldn’t be quite the rave if they weren’t easy to maintain. They don’t stain. They don’t allow water to seep in and hence are resistant to mold. They can be washed and cleaned whenever needed. They are scratch free,don’t dent and definitely don’t rust or corrode.
Since vinyl windows are easily manufactured it is easy to make them in bulk. This reduces the price of them considerately. Compared to other windows vinyl windows are the cheaper more economic option. They also have a larger variety of options to choose from as they are manufactured in a wide range of colors and styles. Vinyl windows are durable, can weather a number of climatic conditions and come out looking good and hence don’t need to be changed regularly.
Installation and Design
Vinyl windows are easily installable into your home as they can be made to fit the size and shape of your already existent window. You can choose how many window panes you have,whether they open on the inside or outside,the width of the sill and even the kind of locking mechanism you would like.
Champion Windows has a great variety for customizable vinyl windows. Champion testimonials should help with that little bit of insight you are looking for. When choosing vinyl windows just be sure to choose a color you will be happy with for a long time since you cannot repaint these windows.