Your windows on your home can have a great impact on the overall appearance of your home, as well as on the energy efficiency and heating and cooling costs of the house. Many people, when thinking about upgrades to their home, are choosing to renovate their windows. When looking at options for which type of window to replace, it’s obvious that vinyl windows in Alaska are one of the top choices among homeowners. Read on to learn about all the benefits of vinyl and why it makes a great choice for your window renovations:
- Time tested: Vinyl windows have been around for a long time and have been available aftermarket for at least 50 years. Today, more than 70 percent of all windows manufactured in the United States are vinyl.
- Choose “all-vinyl”: Vinyl windows fall into two categories: all-vinyl and vinyl-clad. Vinyl-clad windows are wood with only a thin layer of vinyl on the exterior. All-vinyl windows are made exclusively of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is the same plastic polymer used for many building products and plumbing pipes.
- Resilient: Vinyl is incredibly resilient, which makes vinyl windows effective in climates that experience a wide variation of temperatures and weather conditions, from the coldest winters to the hottest summers.
- Insulation: Vinyl windows are very well insulated. The insulated glass panel is constructed from two glass panes that are separated by an air space, for absorbing temperature extremes. The best quality vinyl windows have argon gas filling the space between the panes, which adds extra insulation.
- Low-E film: Many vinyl windows also have a low-E film which blocks solar rays and heat from passing through the window. That means that furniture in direct sunlight will be less likely to fade, and UV rays will be absorbed.
- Triple glazing options: Vinyl windows also come with a triple glazing option. That means there are three panes of glass as opposed to two, with two insulating air spaces.
- Strong, rigid frame: The frame of vinyl windows is also sturdy, made of thick vinyl extrusions with welded corners, ensuring air doesn’t pass around the panes of glass either. The frame and sash, unlike aluminum windows, won’t transfer heat or cold.
- Low maintenance: Vinyl is much lower maintenance than wood. While wood windows often require painting, scraping and sanding, vinyl is impervious to rot, water damage and wood-damaging bugs. It can be kept in like-new condition with occasional cleaning.
- Higher curb appeal: Vinyl windows in Alaska will also raise the value of your home, making it both more energy-efficient as well as aesthetically pleasing. When it comes time to sell your home, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a higher asking price.
- Tax deductions: You may also be able to save money in addition to the money saved on energy costs through tax deductions. If your replacement windows are Energy Star-rated, many states offer tax benefits for installing them.
If you’re looking for a professional to handle your installation of vinyl windows in Alaska, Replacement Glass is here to bring the industry’s best quality and service to your job. We are proud to be Alaska’s premier glass provider. Call us today for an estimate!
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