There are several major window materials which you can choose from when you’re looking to replace your home windows, this often makes it quite difficult for the average person to select the right window material to suit their needs.
In the remainder of this article we aim to highlight some of the major benefits of choosing vinyl replacement windows for your home over other less popular window materials such as aluminium, steel, fibreglass and wood.
In the US today vinyl replacement windows are the most popular replacement windows you can buy for your home, they represent the largest part of the window market today. There are several reasons why more and more people are choosing vinyl windows over other replacement window materials, the main reasons being:
- Energy Efficient
- Easy To Maintain
- Relatively Cheap
- Broad Range Of Styles
Vinyl Replacement Windows Are Energy Efficient
It’s well-known that vinyl windows are more energy-efficient that most other types of window material out there on the market at the moment. The reason for this is that vinyl replacement windows generally have high R-values meaning that they are often very resistant to heat flow, making them super efficient. In particular windows with high R-values keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, allowing you to save on both heating and cooling costs.
Our full replacement window ratings guide gives an in-depth overview of the window ratings system used when looking at the energy efficiency of replacement windows.
Vinyl Replacement Windows Are Maintenance Free
In general vinyl windows will require very little, if any, maintenance once they’ve been installed. Most of the replacement window units now come with vinyl which repels water marks and dirt meaning that your windows stay looking good over time. Other types of window materials require constant maintenance such as scraping, painting and staining, vinyl windows however don’t require any of this.
Vinyl Replacement Windows Are Relatively Cheap To Purchase
Vinyl windows are a type of window which come in a range of styles, shapes and sizes, this means they also come with a range of price options attached, making them affordable for most budgets. Due to the overall simplicity of vinyl replacement windows they are also relatively quick and easy to install, this makes the vinyl window installation cost a lot less than with other types of window.
Read our full guide on replacement windows cost to fully understand the costs associated with replacement windows.
Vinyl Replacement Windows Are Available In A Broad Range Of Styles
Vinyl replacement windows are available to buy in a range of different styles which include both internal and external finishes as well as different styles of muntin bars. Vinyl windows also come in a range of different colors and finishes to match the overall style of your home, so you don’t just have to choose white vinyl windows.
Overall, vinyl windows can be a good choice when it comes to replacing your home windows and they are certainly the most cost-effective and energy-efficient option currently available, especially when replacing a lot of windows.
So, the next thing for you to do is to get a free quote to estimate the cost of your replacement windows. Our window replacement cost calculator provides you with a quick an easy way of getting free quotes from a range of approved window contractors.