The Benefits of Replacement Vinyl
What to look for when Buying Replacement
By Mark J. Donovan
|Replacement vinyl windows are made from polyvinyl chloride, also known
as PVC. Replacement vinyl windows are the most popular windows on the
market today for home and window remodeling. They are extremely energy
efficient and durable, come in many different styles and colors, and are
virtually maintenance free.
Replacement vinyl windows are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes
and shapes. They are also relatively inexpensive compared to other window
Replacement vinyl windows come in double and even triple panes to provide the
ultimate in heating / cooling cost saving options.
|Due to the fact that vinyl
(PVC) is a poor conductor of heat and cold, replacement vinyl windows are
extremely energy efficient. Replacement vinyl windows are offered in variety of
different R-Insulation factor values to provide for various levels of energy
efficiency. The higher the R-Factor, the more energy efficient the window is.
Replacement vinyl windows typically cannot be painted, so careful
consideration needs to be made when selecting window colors. The long-term
advantage of this of course is that replacement windows are low maintenance due
to the fact that painting is never required. In regards to cleaning, all that is
required is wiping down the windows with soap and water.
Replacement vinyl windows are also scratch resistance, due to the fact that
the vinyl color permeates the entire vinyl wall thickness. Vinyl windows are
also highly durable, as they are resistant to chipping, corroding, rotting and
The installation of Replacement vinyl windows is quick and easy. Frequently,
a skilled window contractor can install all new vinyl replacement windows in a
home within a couple of days.
For more information on
Installing a New Window, see the
Installing a New Window Ebook from
HomeAdditionPlus.com. The Installing a New Window Ebook provides
easy to understand, step-by-step instructions, on how to remove an old window
and install a new one. Pictures are included for every key step in the process.
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