Windows are a big investment, and the impact they have on your home can’t be understated. So when choosing windows for your home you need to consider cost, curb appeal, light and ventilation requirements, and energy efficiency.
When it comes to materials one of the most popular choices in today’s market is vinyl. While some people still think vinyl has to be limited to only regular size windows and patio doors, nothing could be further from the truth. Today’s designs have proved that vinyl windows and doors can be formed into any shape, providing an almost unlimited variety of architectural styling options.
Vinyl windows and doors can be used in new construction, renovation projects, and even in historical restorations. For example, vinyl patio doors can be over nine feet wide and vinyl windows can be designed in virtually any length. Vinyl’s high strength makes it ideal for endless applications, since it is very dimensionally stable. Not only is it clean-looking from a design perspective, but also very easy to keep clean. Additionally, vinyl windows and doors do not promote the growth of mould or mildew, which make them ideal for any climate.
Vinyl windows and doors come in a wide range of colours. Since the pigment is embedded throughout the window frame, they never need painting, saving money and reducing ongoing environmental impact. In addition, finishes are available to suit almost any design specifications; including simulated wood and real wood laminates on interior surfaces and capping with other materials like black aluminum on exterior surfaces. Special effects, such as wood grain finishes are so life like, it’s almost impossible to tell the difference.
They are also available in many styles such as single or double-hung, sliders, fixed, casement or tilt-and-turn windows. With today’s advanced technology, vinyl windows and doors are a smart choice with unlimited design options. In addition, vinyl windows and doors are good for the environment since they are virtually maintenance-free, offer many decades of use (the vast majority of vinyl windows installed in the page 25 years are still in use) and can be recycled at the end of their life.
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