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FAQs about Vinyl Windows

Even though vinyl windows have long been on the market and have grown in popularity, there are still many things you might not know about them. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about vinyl windows—and the answers.

Do I need to replace windows with the same material as my current windows?

No. Vinyl windows can take the place of wood, aluminum, and any other material. With professional help, manufacturers can even fit custom windows into existing spaces with exact specifications. All you need are the proper dimensions.

What are vinyl windows?

Vinyl is a synthetic material made up of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Granted, manufacturers use other materials for hardware, insulation, and reinforcement. But the primarily exposed material is vinyl.

What is the history of vinyl windows?

In the United States, vinyl windows were developed in the 1960’s. Since then designs have only improved. With the many benefits and affordability, it is no wonder vinyl windows have had an impressive growth history.

What styles do vinyl windows come in?

Almost any window style you choose. They come in many popular models like fixed, double-hung, single-hung, horizontal sliding, casement, decorative, bay, bow and even garden windows. The material is versatile and manufacturers can customize to the shape and size that you need.

What are the leading advantages of vinyl windows?

Strong, resilient, affordable—the list goes on. The material does not swell or shrink in extreme temperatures. It does not pit or chip. It is impervious to rot, rust, and mold.

Do they come in different colors?

There are various colors you can choose from for vinyl windows. Though there are select options, you are far from limited. You will be able to choose the best color to match both the interior and exterior of your home.

How will vinyl windows impact the appearance of my house?

They will improve and streamline the style of your home and will work with any home. Best of all, these windows maintain their beauty for years to come, with little maintenance.

How do vinyl windows stand up against extreme temperatures?

Scottsdale, AZ is known for heat and usually, this is bad for windows. Vinyl windows do not shrink or expand, and as such they perform significantly well in the higher temperatures of the area.

How does the price of vinyl windows compare to other materials?

Vinyl windows compare favorably. They are likely the most affordable option on the market and give you the most value based on maintenance and longevity.

How do I maintain vinyl windows?

Unlike wood windows, you will not need to sand or repaint vinyl windows every year. In fact, they require little maintenance. You can wipe down the vinyl surfaces with a cloth, clean glass as normal, and lubricate sashes periodically to help keep them in top shape.

More often than not, the smarter choice is vinyl. These windows perform well structurally and are unbeatable in thermal efficiency. There are so many options for you to choose from and you can match your vinyl windows Scottsdale, AZ with any style, in any home.