Vinyl Windows: Pro’s and Con’s
Vinyl windows are one of the many types of windows that you can have in your home and/ or business. All these different types of windows have their own pro’s and con’s. Vinyl is made out of PVC. PVC is very durable, affordable, and has a high R-value, which means it has great insulation. These are just a few of the pro’s of going with vinyl windows.
- Lower energy bills
Since your vinyl windows are made out of PVC, which has a high R-Value, its a great insulator. It keeps the heat in when its freezing outside, and keeps the heat out when it burning outside. This essentially bring your energy bills down since your heater or air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to keep it a stable temperature.
- Low maintenance
If you don’t like maintaining things, this will be your greatest benefit. Vinyl windows are scratch resistant. You also don’t have to paint, scrape, or stain them ever. All you need is to clean them with soap and water. Since they are very durable to the weather, they don’t rust or corrode, so you won’t have to replace them as often.
It’s plastic. They are the cheapest alternative material to use but that doesn’t mean that don’t work as efficiently as the other options.
There are many colours, sizes, and style options available to you. They can also be custom made.
- Susceptible to EXTREME weather
They are very durable, but there is one weakness. Very EXTREME weather. If it’s too hot, they can discolour, and since vinyl can’t be painted, you would have to replace it.
- High custom cost
If you do choose to customize them, be prepared to spend some money. Customization is very expensive compared to standard windows.
- Value added
That’s the thing. They don’t add as much value to your home compared to the alternative options you can choose for windows.
I hope this gave you some insights on the pro’s and con’s of getting vinyl windows. Contact us if you have any further questions!
Keep posting such informative article. The pros and cons are really good to read.
That’s good that vinyl windows have a high R-Value which means that they’re good insulators. The window in my garage is really leaky and needs to be replaced. It seems like I’ll need to find someone who could use a vinyl one to replace it for me.
Thanks for helping me learn more about vinyl windows. I actually didn’t know that these types of windows are scratch resistant while also being very durable. I’m kind of interested to learn if these types of windows would be ideal for rougher areas, like if there could be a lot of dust in the air that could potentially scratch other types of windows.
It’s nice that vinyl windows can lower energy bills. My home is really old and the windows need to be replaced. Vinyl windows sound like a great idea, so thank you for the great information on them.