BM Windows specializes in vinyl replacement windows and doors. Why vinyl? Because it is one of the best materials out there for replacement windows and doors. In this post, we will outline some of the advantages of vinyl, which will explain why we recommend and install vinyl windows in our San Diego customers’ homes.
But first, a little history about vinyl windows. Vinyl windows were first manufactured in Germany in 1954, due to a shortage of wood and the high cost of aluminum following World War II. Vinyl windows were brought to the United States in 1964, and became increasingly popular in the 1970s during the energy crisis, when homeowners were looking for ways to save energy. Today, more than half of the replacement windows sold are made with vinyl.
Facts About Vinyl
Vinyl is extremely low maintenance
Vinyl is one of the most low maintenance materials out there when it comes to windows. Once you have vinyl windows installed, the only thing you have to do is give them an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water (no harsh chemicals needed). Unlike wood windows, vinyl never needs to be sanded and repainted. It maintains its beauty year after year. Vinyl is resistant to rotting, corrosion, pitting, flaking, and damage from termites.
Vinyl is an excellent thermal insulator
If energy efficiency is important to you, vinyl is a great choice, especially if you choose high quality vinyl replacement window products, like the ones we sell at BM Windows. Vinyl is a poor conductor of heat, making it an excellent material for use in energy-efficient windows and doors. Combined with Low E glass panes, vinyl windows and doors are a smart choice to help you save money on your energy bills.
Vinyl resists condensation
Condensation appears as water droplets on your windows when moist air comes in contact with cold panes of glass. If condensation is a frequent occurrence, it can create conditions for mold and mildew within your San Diego home. Since vinyl has low conductivity, the interior surface of your vinyl windows will remain close to room temperature and not allow condensation to occur.
Vinyl is cost effective
Vinyl is a popular option for replacement windows and doors because it is an affordable option. Vinyl replacement windows are an especially smart choice when you consider the energy savings you will experience once they are installed. You will use less energy cooling your home when it’s hot out, and less energy heating your home when it’s cold out.
Vinyl is strong and durable
Vinyl is an extremely durable material, giving the products made from vinyl (like replacement windows) a long life span. Vinyl is not affected by extreme temperatures, which allows it to hold up well over time. Quality vinyl replacement windows with fusion welded corners will give you many years of energy efficient comfort in your San Diego home.
Still not convinced that vinyl is the best option for replacement windows and doors for you San Diego home? We’d be happy to answer any additional questions you have about vinyl replacement windows and doors. Contact us at BM Windows today.