Choosing Vinyl Windows For Your Home

Adding high-quality replacement windows to your home can make it more beautiful and improve its energy efficiency. But choosing the right window style and brand is crucial to ensure you get the best value for your money.

Fibrex frames won’t warp or bow like vinyl and they won’t crack from freeze/thaw cycles. They also offer narrower frames to maximize your view and natural light.

Energy Efficiency

While vinyl windows are relatively new to the replacement window market, they have quickly overtaken wood windows as the most popular type of window replacement. This is largely due to their superior energy efficiency and low maintenance.

They’re designed with thermal protection in mind and are available with a wide range of upgrades that improve their energy performance. They also provide a strong seal that minimizes air leakage and reduces outside noise.

Because of their plastic material, however, they do have some drawbacks. First, vinyl is less versatile when it comes to styling options. Manufacturers typically offer a limited selection of colors and sizes. Additionally, the color cannot be sanded or repainted, so it’s important to consider the color of your home when choosing vinyl replacement windows. For example, if you’re planning to sell your house in the future, it’s best to choose neutral colors like white, brown, or grey. They’ll appeal to a larger number of potential buyers and increase your home value.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows are a durable and affordable option for any home. They also require very little maintenance, making them a great choice for busy homeowners. Additionally, vinyl windows are resistant to dents and scratches, making them an ideal choice for homes with children or pets.

Another reason to consider vinyl windows is their energy efficiency. The insulative properties of vinyl and their multi-chambered design help to reduce heat loss and keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This can significantly lower your energy bills and make your home more comfortable.

There are many different types of vinyl replacement windows on the market. Our local WindowRama stores feature quality products from brands such as United Windows, Metal Industries and Simonton Reflections, all of which offer a variety of style and size options to suit any home. To learn more about our selection of replacement windows, contact us today or visit one of our showrooms.

Variety of Styles & Colors

Vinyl windows are available in a wide array of styles, shapes and operating options to match any home style. They are available in double hung windows, bay and bow windows, casement windows, sliding doors, and egress windows for basements.

Both vinyl and Fibrex offer many different glass and frame colors to match your existing window and siding color. Fibrex has the added benefit of wood that makes it possible to get real wood tones – and unlike vinyl which tends to have inconsistent expansion and contraction in different weather conditions – Fibrex is stable and strong.

To clean your new vinyl windows you can use any standard household cleaner or mix water and bleach at a ratio of 4:1. This will remove any dirt, mold and mildew. It’s recommended to clean your vinyl windows a couple times a year. This will extend their life and keep them looking like new for years to come. This also helps reduce the amount of energy your windows use and lowers your monthly energy bills.

Weather Resistant

ENERGY STAR-rated vinyl windows from Ameriside have tight seals that reduce energy costs by keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They are also durable and low maintenance, requiring little more than a soap-and-water rinse.

Both Fibrex and vinyl resist weathering and temperature changes that could otherwise damage your new windows. However, Fibrex is stronger and more stable than vinyl due to its wood component.

For homeowners in areas prone to hurricanes, impact-resistant windows are required. These have been tested to withstand the force of a 9-pound two-by-four shot at 50 feet per second.

If you’re remodeling your basement, you may need egress windows. These are operable windows that are necessary for emergency escape and rescue. Our experts can help you meet building codes and find the right window for your space. Contact us today to discuss your options. We offer a variety of styles and sizes to suit your home’s unique aesthetic.