Installing new windows in your home is a great home remodel. It is probably the only remodel that will instantly upgrade the inside and outside of your property at the same time. Furthermore, new windows can hugely increase the energy efficiency of your property, allowing you to reduce your carbon footprint and save some money. It is easy to see why this is such a popular home remodel. However, not all window products are equal. This article explains why vinyl is one of the most practical materials for window replacement.
Vinyl is Water Resistant
The fact that vinyl is waterproof makes it ideal for window construction. It can withstand rain, snow and dew in any climate. Best of all, it does not need any special treatment, staining or painting to make it water resistant. Vinyl Will remain waterproofed even if the surface is scratched or dented. In fact, vinyl is the same consistency throughout, so the inside is just as waterproof as the exterior surface. This is a far cry from painted aluminum or wooden frames. If the paint on these frames get scratched off, the material underneath susceptible to water damage.
Since vinyl is waterproof, it is also very easy to clean. Most people actually just clean the outside of their vinyl frames by spraying them down with a hose. When it comes to cleaning inside, you can use a basic household cleaner to wipe away any dust or dirt buildup. That being said, the surface on vinyl windows is very smooth, so dust does not stick well to it. Over the years, when you consider the fact that vinyl is so easy to clean and never needs to be painted or stained, you will save a lot of money by owning this low maintenance product.
Vinyl is Stylish
It is not hard to convince most people that vinyl is a very practical material. However, many people are skeptical of how vinyl looks. This is largely due to the fact that they don't fully understand what vinyl windows are. Many people confuse plastic with vinyl. In fact, vinyl windows come in a wide range of colors and textures. You can even custom order products with fake wooden prints. These look great if you have a rustic home and want the look of natural wood, but don't want to do all the maintenance.
If you are looking for a stylish and low maintenance window material, vinyl is a great option. Talk to a contractor, such as W. T. Fary Bros Lumber Co., for more information on windows.