Pros and Cons of Replacement Windows

If you’re a homeowner who has decided that you need new or replacement windows and narrowed down your choices to vinyl windows, it’s important to know some facts about these windows before investing in them. Besides speaking with a professional, it’s also important to do some research on your own about replacement windows. After all, you wouldn’t want to make an investment without really knowing much about the product you’re investing in, would you?

As anything, there are both pros and cons to owning vinyl windows. But what exactly are they? And do the cons outweigh the pros when it comes to these types of windows? The answer is: no. When it comes to vinyl windows, yes, they do have their cons, however there is a lager ratio of pros when it comes to investing in these windows.

Pros: 

Vinyl windows are extremely energy efficient and can lower the cost of your high energy bills. That’s a great thing for every homeowner. Who doesn’t want lower energy bills? Vinyl windows are also very cost effective. This is great because not only are you purchasing a wonderful window, but you’re also purchasing that window at a very good price. An affordable window is always a pro vs. con. In addition to being affordable and saving you money, these replacement windows are easy to install, come in a variety of gorgeous colors and are very easy to maintain. Vinyl windows, unlike other windows, are practically scratch and dent proof, too. They won’t warp, rot or expand like other windows and will last for years to come. And though this is not the case with absolutely every vinyl window across the board, vinyl windows usually have better warranties than other windows. These warranties include lifetime warranties and sometimes even double lifetime warranties, so you know you’ll always be covered with your vinyl window. This is something that you just can’t beat.

Cons:

Some people prefer wood windows because of their look and their ability to be painted. While vinyl windows come in different colors, you can’t paint them and they will not give you the same look and feel as a wood window will. For some this isn’t an issue, but for more traditional homes and homeowners that want the look and feel of wood windows, vinyl may not be the best choice.

While this may not be something everyone is worried about, vinyl windows don’t have the best impact on the environment. Like other things, vinyl windows are made up of chemicals and specifically made up of PVC, polyvinyl chloride, which is also used in creating plumbing pipes. Unlike other windows, vinyl can cost more to make from recycled material than it would cost to make from scratch.  No matter what replacement windows in Salt Lake City you choose, Homestar Windows and Doors is here to help.

You can visit our showroom located at 8724 S. 700 E. Sandy, UT 84070, Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Or call us today with any questions you may have about your next replacement window at (801) 770-4703. Let Homestar Windows and Doors help you find the best replacement windows in the Murray, UT area.

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