What do you think are the first things people notice when they look at your house? If you said “my windows,” you’re right! If your windows are old and don’t look good anymore – or, more importantly, aren’t energy efficient – it’s probably time to replace them. If you’re looking for replacement window companies in the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia area, Quality Window and Door offers what you need.
If you’re getting ready to replace your windows and are in the market for new, energy efficient models, you’ve probably considered vinyl. Vinyl windows are a great option for almost any homeowner.
Vinyl windows are made out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC can be difficult to shape, so plasticizers are added for more pliability. Plasticizers can, unfortunately, make the vinyl brittle and more vulnerable to cracking, especially when exposed to sunlight. However, the development of unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) has greatly helped to strengthen the material. Instead of plasticizers, other additives are mixed with the compound. The result? A more durable, stronger product. It’s more than safe to say design improvements in the formulation of vinyl have significantly enhanced the quality – in fact, vinyl windows are considered great alternatives to wood windows nowadays!
Vinyl windows can be made in one of two ways: mechanically fastened or heat fusion welded. With modern technology and advancements, mechanically fastened vinyl windows aren’t as common. In this method, the window frames and sashes are screwed together at the corners. Heat fusion welded vinyl windows are made by melding vinyl at all four corners simultaneously, ensuring the frame and sash are square. This makes the window much stronger and gives it superior weatherproofing abilities.
Whether your top priority is energy efficiency, maintenance, durability, or anything else, vinyl windows offer a number of advantages. Vinyl windows:
If you live in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia, Quality Window and Door can handle all your vinyl window replacement needs. Whether your windows are old and drafty or you’re renovating and are interested in a different window style, we’ll help you choose the right vinyl windows for your home and install them correctly.
There are a lot of replacement window companies in the area for you to choose from, but Quality Window and Door has one of the best energy efficient replacement window selections! Not only do we have our famous Comparison Wall of Windows, where you can see different models of replacement windows side-by-side, but we also offer top quality vinyl windows from premier manufacturers like Weather Shield.
If you’re ready to start your vinyl window replacement project, contact Quality Window and Door today!
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