Vinyl windows remain one of the best window replacement options, thanks to their wide selection of colors and styles, as well as their low maintenance requirements. Despite its popularity, myths about vinyl windows still float around. Woodbridge Home Exteriors debunks common myths about vinyl windows.
MYTH: Vinyl Windows Only Come in Neutral Colors
As a manufactured material, vinyl can be made into virtually any color. This is actually one of the main advantages of vinyl windows—they’re the same color through and through. Quality vinyl siding is available in vibrant colors that won’t easily fade under the sun. It also won’t ever require scraping and repainting throughout its life span, which can save you the cost of painting supplies or professional painting.
MYTH: Vinyl Windows Won’t Result In Savings
Windows, particularly traditional ones, are regarded as a major contributor to heat loss. This is because glass is a natural conductor. Since traditional windows are equipped with single-pane glass, they readily conduct heat, which results in heat loss during cold days and heat gain during hot days. The HVAC system would then pump out conditioned air to compensate for the difference, resulting in costly energy bills.
Modern vinyl windows, as well as patio doors, are equipped with multi-pane glass and insulated cores. Both of these help minimize heat conduction, resulting in energy savings.
MYTH: Vinyl Windows Are Only Available in Certain Styles
This is perhaps due to the off-the-shelf replacement windows sold in hardware stores. These prefabricated units do have their limitations in terms of size, color and available styles. Vinyl replacement windows offered by contractors like us have more flexibility. You can choose the style, shape and color that you want; in fact, we offer specialty window styles so you can pick the exact window style that your home needs.
MYTH: Vinyl Windows Are Not Recyclable
Vinyl and polyvinyl chloride or PVC, is a type of plastic that can be melted down and safely recycled. Many of today’s vinyl products, including vinyl toys, PVC roofing and plumbing pipes, contain a significant amount of recycled vinyl. Also, glass is an infinitely recyclable material as are certain metals used for window hardware. Discarded vinyl windows, if disposed of properly, generate little waste that ends up in landfills.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors is your leading provider of vinyl windows and exterior doors. Give us a call at (972) 217-7585 (Texas), (405) 252-1548 (Oklahoma), and (316) 226-8011 (Kansas). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Arlington and Dallas, TX.