Old windows can look bad, leak air, and make your home more vulnerable to break ins. Basically, replacing your windows will have a number of benefits. Of course, window replacement if a huge decision because it is quite costly. In reality, when you consider how windows give your interior and exterior an upgrade at the same time, it actually ends up being a cost effective remodel. This article explains the main differences between vinyl and wooden windows.
Vinyl is definitely the more practical choice for window replacement because it is a super low maintenance material. Vinyl is waterproof, and you don't need to take any steps to keep it that way. It does not need to be sealed, stained, refinished, or painted. It will remain waterproof forever. Most vinyl windows are hollow and lightweight. The surface is also very smooth. This lightness and low friction makes it ideal for sliding fixtures.
Vinyl windows are dyed, not painted. The entire piece of vinyl is that same color on the inside and outside. This is great for long term maintenance because it means that the color will stay true for longer. You don't need to worry about fading.
The only drawback to vinyl, as far as some homeowners are concerned, is the style. Vinyl, looks like plastic, and some people don't like this. Nonetheless, it works well in modern construction and most people draw attention away from the actual window sash material with decorative wood molding around the frame.
Wooden windows are the exact opposite of vinyl in many ways. First of all, they are higher maintenance, but most people agree that they are more stylish. Wood maintenance is not exactly time consuming. In reality, you might need to refinish your wooden windows once in a 10 year time span. As long as you wood is sealed and protected from water, you are not likely to have any problems with it.
People love the look and feel of real wood, especially when it has a clear stain that highlights the wood grains. They also love the fact that wood stain or paint colors are easy to change. Wood is much easier to paint than vinyl. This means it is much easier to make sure your wood is always matching and coordinating with other wooden design features around your property.
Wood and vinyl are both great products for new windows. Talk to a contractor near you to get an idea of which material would suit you best.
Hello, my name is Neil Brown. I would like to talk to you about window options for your business. The windows you place at the front of your business give people a glimpse at your products or operations. People love to window shop while they are walking around town. The windows that offer the best view often bring in people off the sidewalk to help you make a sale. I will talk about the different windows you might want to buy to encourage this phenomenon. I will also share information about the installation methods used to place the windows in your building. I hope you will visit again soon to learn more.