Advantages of Vinyl Windows
October 23rd 2018

Advantages of Vinyl Windows

When thinking about installing new residential windows in your home, one of the first considerations you will make regards the material in which the windows are constructed. In today’s day and age, gone are the days of limited choices and wooden windows as you have endless options with metal or vinyl.

If you’re new to the idea of vinyl windows or don’t know their advantages over other materials, here are some points to consider before making your decision. Once you have a better idea of their features and what they can offer, you can then decide if vinyl windows are the best option for you.

Durability
Windows manufactured from vinyl, or polyvinyl chloride (PVC), are the most popular material in use today and represent the largest market share in the window business. They are manufactured with great care and have the durability to withstand the varying weather swings and seasons associated with Southern Ontario, and more specifically, Toronto.

Affordability
Out of all other window materials, vinyl windows are the least expensive. However, the material definitely does not compromise on quality. Vinyl is extremely durable and will perform perfectly for years to come once they are installed in your home. You can rely on the durability of vinyl windows as they will not corrode or rust throughout the years.

Easily Customizable
Vinyl windows can be easily customized to fit a wide range of sizes, shapes, and styles. They also come in a variety of colours. The professional team of experts at Burano Doors have the resources to make these small adjustments and install your windows in a timely manner without any delays. Subtle changes to other materials, such as metal or wood, is more complex and is also more timely and expensive.

Vinyl windows cannot be painted, so we recommend choosing a colour that you will be happy with for years to come. If you wish to change the colour in the future, the windows will need to be replaced.

Energy Efficiency
Vinyl windows have a high R-value, meaning it provides a lot of insulation. Vinyl windows also do not conduct heat and cold the way that metal windows, such as those made out of aluminum, will do. Their resistance to heat flow makes them the perfect option for residents in Toronto as it will keep whatever weather is happening outside from filtering into your home. This is particularly helpful during the dog days of summer and the coldest days in the winter. This makes vinyl windows extremely energy efficient, which will save you in heating and cooling costs in the long term. Modern vinyl windows designed with energy efficiency in mind will usually include energy efficienrt options such as insulation, multiple glass panes, and low-e coating.

Low Environmental Impact
Vinyl windows not only have the durability to outlast wooden or aluminum windows, they can also be recycled. This feature makes vinyl windows stand out as an environmentally friendly option for homeowners hoping to reduce the amount of waste going into our landfills.

Low Maintenance
VInyl windows do not rot the way wooden windows can and they also do not warp. This means they will be fully functional for years to come. Vinyl windows rarely need to be maintained and will not need to be painted, stained, or scraped. Vinyl windows are almost 100% scratch resistant and can be easily cleaned with soap and water. Since they are resistant to the elements, they will not age as quickly as windows made out of other materials will. Once they are properly installed by a team of experts, they will remain in tip top shape and help keep your energy bills lower.

If you are looking for low maintenance, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, durable windows, look no further than vinyl windows! If you are a homeowner or business owner considering vinyl windows, contact Burano Doors today to get your free in home estimate.

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