Making an investment in and improving the overall state of your home is money well spent if you ask us. One of the most common ways people invest in improving their homes is by installing modern vinyl windows. Installing new windows can be an expensive home upgrade, and it puts many people off when it comes time to have them replaced. If the overall expense of installing new windows is holding you back, learn more about the advantages that installing vinyl windows can have on your home’s value and appearance – energy efficiency, low maintenance, and availability.
Master Seal has been providing window installation to clients in Maryland for nearly 30 years, so you can count on us for all of your window installation needs. Contact us at 855.608.1580 to schedule your free consultation with one of our professionals.
3 Advantages of Vinyl Windows
1. Energy Efficiency
When it comes to installing new vinyl windows in your home or business, the first advantage you will hear people mention is that they are far more efficient than traditional windows. This increase in efficiency comes from a few different changes in the way new windows are designed.
Most of the energy efficiency that new windows provide comes from an increased level of insulation. This is achieved by installing a dual or triple-paned window rather than the traditional single pane style. On top of installing more than a single pane, the manufacturers of your new windows are going to fill the space between the panes with dense argon gas to insulate the glass further. Another optional thing you can do is purchase a window with glass with a low emissivity coating on it. This reduces the number of light rays that penetrate most windows and causes the indoor temperature to rise.
Not only does the energy efficiency of new vinyl windows save you money on your electric bill, but the government has also started offering tax incentives as part of their green initiative. The incentive offers home and business owners to recoup up to 10% of the total product cost when purchasing Energy-Star certified vinyl windows.
Another advantage to having vinyl windows installed is that they require the least amount of maintenance out of any window material available today. You never have to worry about refinishing a vinyl frame as you do wood frames, and they’re easier to clean. Aside from standard cleaning and maintenance, vinyl is just more durable than other materials. This means you won’t have to have new windows installed as frequently if you choose to go with vinyl.
The third and arguably the most important advantage of installing new vinyl windows is the availability of materials and a wide selection of customizable options. Vinyl is far more affordable than wooden frames and can be customized to fit any sized window opening. Vinyl is readily available, meaning you won’t have to wait nearly as long as you would having a custom wooden frame made.
Traditionally vinyl windows came in a select few colors, usually some shade of white or tan. Today vinyl is available in a wide range of colors and finishes. The color of a vinyl window is added in the vinyl itself, unlike wood frame windows, where the color is determined by the paint or stain used. This is why you never have to worry about refinishing your vinyl.
Learn More About the Advantages of Vinyl Windows
If you are thinking about installing vinyl windows in your home, the professionals at Master Seal can help you understand all of the advantages that vinyl offers. Contact Master Seal at 855.608.1580, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with one of our window experts.