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Benefits of Vinyl Windows

One of the dramatic and cost effective home improvements you can make is the installation of new vinyl replacement windows.  You will instantly modernize your home and increase your resale value.  You will immediately begin to realize significant savings in your heating and cooling energy costs.  Best of all, you will gain a well-earned sense of satisfaction and pride of ownership due to your decision.

The most obvious benefit of installing vinyl windows in your home is a dramatic increase in energy efficiency.  Made out of fully nonconductive polyvinylchloride, windows of this sort will eliminate any transference or loss of heat that may have been coming through the frame of your current windows.  This lack of conductivity is the chief advantage that vinyl windows have over more traditional metal windows.  Metal window frames are ready conductors, facilitating undue heat loss and gain.

The frames of vinyl windows are also hollow and multi-chambered.   These chambers add rigidity and strength, as well as create dead air space insulation.  As an upgrade, the interior of the frame can be filled with insulating spray foam at manufacture, creating an exceptional thermal barrier.

When other options are included, such as double or triple panes, heat-reflective low emissivity glass, a gas fill of argon or krypton, and an insulated window spacer, then the window package as a whole supplies unmatched thermal protection.  Conservative sources suggest you could save a minimum of 15 percent on your heating and cooling costs, as opposed to older, inefficient windows.  It is not an exaggeration to say that, over time, vinyl replacement windows can pay for themselves.

The next benefit of installing vinyl windows is the virtual elimination of any regularly needed maintenance or painting.   This saves you both time and money.  Unlike wooden window frames, vinyl frames will not rot, warp, deteriorate due to weather, and are impervious to damage due to insects.  Because the offered colors are completely through the frame, there will no longer be a periodic need to scrape, sand, or repaint your window frames.  To you, this could mean no more frustration and no more weekends lost to chores involving your windows.

The science behind the benefits can be a little overwhelming.  Fortunately, the professionals at Chouinard Bros. are experienced and knowledgeable, and can easily answer any questions you may have.  If you would like to schedule a free professional inspection, consultation, and estimate, contact us today.

Please note: Chouinard Bros. does not recommend any homeowner complete repairs to their roof of their own. Our technicians are skilled at performing this work and have received years of training to understand how to complete repairs safely.

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