Vinyl Replacement Windows to Fit Your Budget
By Paul Julian
If you drive down your street and cringe every time you see your house with its dreary old windows, it's time for a change. It's a job you've probably been putting off for several years now, because you know how expensive replacement windows can be. Still, you now realize that not only are the old windows very inefficient when it comes to wasting energy, but they also detract seriously from your property value. You know it's time to bite the bullet and purchase windows that will be more cost-effective and give your property the lovely look it once had. It's time to look at buying vinyl replacement windows.
Replacement windows come in many different brands, shapes, sizes, configurations, and colors, and there's something to fit every home. If you have double-hungs and like them, you can find double-hung replacement windows that will fit like a glove. However, if you've decided you'd rather have casement windows or sliders, or maybe a bay window in your living room, there are dozens of them available from which to choose. You can either have a local contractor come out to your house and give you an estimate for windows, or you can do some shopping online.
Vinyl is the least expensive option when it comes to replacement windows, but don't think that they're going to be cheap. Quality windows will always be a major expense, but compared to other types of windows, vinyl replacement windows are more budget-friendly. One of the things that a lot of people with older homes don't stop and think about is the fact that most vintage windows are only made with single-pane glass. We now know that you need to have at least double-paned or triple-glazed windows for energy efficiency.
Most likely, if you have the older, single-pane glass windows, you also have storm windows that have to be put on in the fall and removed in the spring. When you have vinyl windows with at least double-glazing, you won't have to worry about storm windows any longer, and they will be far more energy-efficient. In addition, vinyl windows are secure, reduce noise, and will make your home look great again.