Vinyl Windows: Types, Differences and Alternatives
Posted on April 18, 2023
Posted in Windows
A vinyl window is a vinyl window, right? Aren't they all the same? As it is with many questions in life, the answer is a bit more nuanced than you might think.
There are different types of vinyl windows, after all, and each performs differently. Texas has a unique climate, so it's important to ensure that the vinyl you choose is appropriate.
Let's go over the types of vinyl windows and their benefits, as well as whether some options are better than others.
Types of Vinyl Windows
Windows, of course, are primarily made of glass. But the supporting frame and other materials can vary—and they can potentially make a big impact on your lifestyle (and wallet). The thing is, there are a variety of formulas used to create vinyl windows and not all are going to work well in the Texas climate. Make sure your design consultant discloses their vinyl formula and its advantages.
At Expo Home Improvement, we use a vinyl window formula specifically engineered for our region, which is known for high temperatures, unexpected weather, and shifting soils.
Vinyl Window Benefits
What makes vinyl window frames the best choice for Texas homes? To put it simply, they provide the most value for your investment. They're more energy efficient, they last longer than other options, and they require little maintenance compared to other options out there. Here are some of the other benefits of vinyl windows:
Versatile: can be used on a variety of window types and styles
Durable: resistant to warping, rotting and cracking
Customizable: choose the color, design and configuration you want
Double Limited Lifetime warranty: while still being high quality and reasonably priced
Made in the USA: if you go with Expo Home Improvement, that is
Are There Better Alternatives to Vinyl?
Vinyl windows are not cheap, but neither is anything of high quality. Of all the cliches, "you get what you pay for" continues to ring true the most. Among window replacement options, you won't find a better alternative than vinyl—for Texas homes, at least. A company might give you options like wood or aluminum for your windows, but these don't have many of the benefits listed above for vinyl windows in Texas.
If you'd like to learn more about vinyl windows and get a quote for them, contact Expo Home Improvement today to schedule an appointment.