Frequently Asked Questions
|1. What is a vinyl window?
A vinyl window is made primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Vinyl windows may use other materials for hardware and reinforcement, but the primary exposed material is PVC (vinyl).
2. What styles of vinyl windows are available?
Vinyl windows are available in most popular styles. The most common are fixed, double and single hung, horizontal sliding, casement, awning, and decorative bay, bow, and garden windows. Vinyl windows can be custom made to any size or shape.
3. How will vinyl windows affect the appearance of my home?
Vinyl windows greatly improve the appearance of any home. More important, vinyl windows maintain their beauty for many years with only a small amount of cleaning.
4. How do vinyl windows compare in price with windows made of other materials?
Vinyl windows compare very favorably in price with quality windows made of other materials.
5. When remodeling, can I get vinyl windows to fit present openings without costly modifications?
Sure! Vinyl window manufacturers fabricate windows to the exact opening dimensions ordered by you or your contractor.
6. How do I care for my vinyl windows?
Normally, all that is required for cleaning is a damp cloth. If your vinyl windows become particularly dirty, a mild non-abrasive detergent solution will clean your vinyl windows to “as-new” condition. Vinyl windows never have to be painted. The color is part of the vinyl.
7. How well do vinyl windows stand up to extreme temperature conditions?
Very well. The chemistry of vinyl, plus the manufacturing process, assures that vinyl windows will remain resistant to weather extremes. Heat loss through windows is reduced drastically due to the natural insulating properties of vinyl.
8. Can a builder install vinyl windows in a house which was originally designed for aluminum windows?
Yes. Vinyl is the most adaptable of all window materials. In fact, most vinyl windows installed today replace windows made from either wood, aluminum, or steel.