Old windows can cost a homeowner in several different ways. They can have leaks that increase the cost of energy bills. They can be more difficult and expensive to maintain. They can lower the overall value of the home. Eventually, homeowners will want to invest in replacement windows in Long Beach, CA. But because this is a home improvement that doesn’t come around too often, it is natural to have a lot of questions. This is especially true of newer products, like vinyl windows.
At Seaport Windows and Doors we want to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible. So here are some answers to the most common questions we get about our vinyl products:
What are Vinyl Windows Made Of?
The base material on vinyl windows is extruded polyvinyl chloride (PVC)—a combination of plasticizers, chemicals, and pigments. They may also contain some metal for internal structure to help stiffen the frames.
Are Vinyl Windows Energy Efficient?
The material itself is resistant to heat transfer. But vinyl windows are also energy efficient because of the honeycomb structure. The frame features interlocking chambers the installation team can fill with insulation.
How Much Maintenance do Vinyl Windows Require?
Very little. PVC is a weather resistant material that is impervious to both heat and moisture. It will not swell or rot, warp or fade, rust or corrode, scratch or dent. As such, all homeowners need to keep windows looking like new is mild detergent, water, and a soft cloth or soft bristle brush.
What are My Color and Style Options?
Vinyl is a versatile material. And manufacturers can make windows in almost any size and style. The limitation often comes in choosing a color. Most window companies provide just a handful of color options for vinyl windows. This is because the color is fabricated as part of the material and isn’t applied after, as it is with aluminum and fiberglass windows. That said, there are plenty of options and most homeowners don’t struggle to find something that complements their home.
Will Vinyl Windows Work on an Older Home?
Windows made from vinyl can work with most architectural styles—everything from the traditional to more contemporary.
How Long Do Vinyl Windows Last?
Several factors contribute to the lifespan of these products. But for the most part, homeowners can expect vinyl windows to last an average of 15 to 20 years.
How Much Do Vinyl Windows Cost?
The leading advantage of vinyl windows is that they are often the most affordable products on the market. To get an exact quote you will need to get in touch with a window professional.
For more information about vinyl replacement windows in Long Beach, CA call the experts at Seaport Windows and Doors. We can walk you through all of our top of the line products and help you find perfect solutions for your home. Call us today at (714) 220-3939. Or visit us at 4201 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720.