At Accu~1~Glass we will offer you nothing but the finest material when it comes to any and all of our products. For this very reason we include the ever resilient and lustrous; Retro-fit Vinyl Windows. With so many different materials out there it can be confusing when it comes to making a final decision. So here are a few reasons switching to Retro-fit Vinyl Windows, may be right for you:
If you are buying or own a home that is 50-60 years old and has never had the windows replaced, you will most likely find that it has aluminum windows. Back in those days, aluminum provided the only cost-efficient alternative to wood.
Technology has come a long way in half a century, and Retro-fit Vinyl Windows are the standard that you’ll find in most new homes today. Retro-fit Vinyl Windows are strong, extremely durable and long lasting. They stay almost 100% scratch free and, no matter what their age is, plus they ALWAYS look great.
Retro-fit Vinyl Windows come in a many different colors and a wide assortment of styles. Some manufacturers even make vinyl frames that closely resemble wood. The color is actually a part of the vinyl material which is what makes them essentially scratch resistant. Vinyl replacement windows never need scraping, painting or staining, so they retain their timeless beauty throughout the years.
New vinyl replacement windows will be more energy efficient than your old ones, especially if you’re switching from single pane to double pane windows. Vinyl windows will save you money in heating and cooling costs because they have moderate to high “R-values.” The R-Value measures how well a window performs as an insulator. A higher R-Value means better insulation and, therefore, greater energy efficiency. This basically means that your general room temperature will be more effectively preserved without depending so much on cooling or heating systems. While aluminum conducts heat and cold, so it’s not a good choice for extreme climates. If you’re looking to reduce your home’s carbon footprint, vinyl windows are more energy efficient.
Both aluminum and vinyl windows require minimal maintenance. In terms of functionality, aluminum windows are perceived as being an economical choice, not only in acquisition costs but also in future upkeep. But if you add up the cost of your ever-increasing heating and cooling bills, and the potential breakage costs of aluminum windows, it can be far more cost efficient to replace your home windows with a more technically advanced, energy saving material, such as vinyl.
According to Remodeling magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report,” high-quality, energy-efficient replacement windows are an excellent investment. Vinyl doesn’t shrink or swell with changes in humidity, so callback problems are minimized. Add to that a short turnaround time, strong manufacturer warranties, and product consistency, vinyl windows are an attractive option.
So Vinyl windows might have a higher price from the start but they stand a better chance in the test of time. So if you’re considering replacing your old windows, you just might want to consider Vinyl as a strong option.