Regardless of whether you are in the process of building a new home or replacing the windows in your current home there are numerous advantages to custom vinyl windows. They are extremely popular and are an economical alternative to aluminum framed or wood windows. Vinyl windows are simple to install, require next to no maintenance and they are energy efficient.
The one advantage that everyone is aware of is that vinyl windows are superb insulators. There is no way that aluminum can come close to the insulation quality of vinyl. Windows manufactured with a vinyl frame keeps heat in the home during the winter and heat out during the summer. Although the material is simply called “vinyl,” it is actually uPVC; unplasticised polyvinyl chloride. uPVC has an exception R value; the R value of a material is a numerical method of assessing the insulating qualities of the material.
Because custom vinyl windows keep heat and cold where it should be, another advantage is reduced energy costs. As the material keeps heat in during the winter this keeps the cost of heating in check, the same is true with air conditioning, as vinyl windows keep heat out during the summer the electric bills are lower. If a homeowner was to replace all the windows in his home with vinyl windows the expense would be made up in energy savings in a matter of a few short years. When the frame is coupled with double glazing the energy savings are even more dramatic.
Other advantages of vinyl windows are the wide selection of shapes and sizes as well as the ease of installation. uPVC is easy to mold and is available in a host of colors, this makes it a simple matter to produce custom windows perfect for the homes architecture. Vinyl windows are made from a series of clever extrusions that can quickly be cut to size and assembled prior to shipment to the home and eventual installation, they can be made to fit the existing hole, there is no need to consider any structural changes.
Although many vinyl windows are a single color they are also available with a faux wood grain effect which give them the appearance of wood but maintain all their other features.
Once your custom vinyl windows have been installed you can virtually walk away from them. Other than cleaning the glass you never have to worry about sanding and painting; these windows resist scratches, mold and dents.
If you are considering replacing the existing windows in your home or if you are building a new home you may want to consider installing custom vinyl windows. You are invited to contact California Deluxe Windows for further information. You can follow them on Twitter for latest news and updates!