Vinyl has recently become a top alternative for wood and aluminum window materials. Vinyl windows have garnered popularity for their budget-friendly and energy-efficiency qualities. Let's briefly look more into what vinyl windows are about.
The first vinyl windows were designed in the early 50s in Germany but didn't start becoming more popular in the States until several years later.
Vinyl is made of durable plastic polymers commonly referred to as PVC, short for polyvinyl chloride. The vinyl is mainly used to make the frame and sashes of the window with other parts made from other materials such as glass based on how you choose to customize your vinyl windows.
There are multiple things to consider before settling on the color of your window. Vinyl windows come in multiple color variants, including white, black, tan, and bronze. Each of the window color options are important to consider, as even the color of you windows can have some pros and cons. So, what are things to consider for bronze vinyl windows?
Vinyl is by nature a durable material. Note that the PVC in vinyl is the same material used when designing long-lasting PVC water pipes. You can count on your bronze vinyl windows to last between 2o to 40 years. This makes vinyl windows a good investment as you do not have to worry about replacing these windows any time soon.
Bronze vinyl windows are low-maintenance and are easy to keep looking good since vinyl windows do not rust, fade, or crack. All you need to do is the occasional smudge-free vinyl window cleaning. The vinyl surface is quite smooth and you only need a water-based cleaning solution to wipe out any dirt. For grease, mildew and tough stains use some vinegar
Vinyl windows can be tweaked into multiple options. Customizing vinyl windows could mean changing the shapes and colors. For most vinyl windows, they will appear to be a really dark bronze, often appearing as a dark brown or even black. However, you could have your vinyl windows given a bronze finish bringing out that glossy and extraordinary appeal.
Another pro to opting for bronze vinyl windows is that bronze hardware on doors also looks great. Antique Bronze is a popular color used on many doors for the hardware color and pairs well with bronze windows.
Some shapes you can get out of bronze vinyl windows include:
Vinyl keeps the heat outside when it's hot and the warmth in when it's cold outside. This way you spend less on air and heat conditioning for your home.
Windows come in several different makes and materials. All options available are good but what comparison is there between aluminum, wood, or fiberglass window materials to vinyl?
Choosing aluminum windows offers the option of designing thin windows that can be fit with large spaces of glass. Aluminum is also versatile to be able to alloy with other materials and still maintain its easy weight. The only downside is its low ability to balance the heat in and out of your house making it less energy efficient.
Wood is more energy efficient and also longer with the right conditions. Moreover, you can cut it into any shape of your liking and paint it in any color. The downside is that it might cost you more to maintain as it's prone to rot but the right finishing could do the magic.
This combination of glass fibers and plastics makes fiberglass windows a better quality and more durable window material. You can bet on fiberglass windows to last longer, require less maintenance, and keep your house warm and cool with the changing climate. The only downside is that it may cost you more although you're guaranteed its lifespan.
So how would you compare aluminum, wood, and fiberglass to vinyl? Aluminum is lighter than vinyl with the latter more energy efficient. However, vinyl will last longer and cannot easily scratch or rust as aluminum would. Wood can be turned into any complex shape with the correct hand workmanship. Fiberglass has an undebatable quality given the plastic and glass fiber combination but vinyl comes out cost friendly.
You have to consider the window materials you desire for your home. Secondly, consider your budget and how long you plan on being in your home or if you are considering selling soon. Finally, how much time are you willing to put into maintenance?
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