Cold weather can make home improvement projects difficult. One common problem in the winter is condensation, or “sweating” windows. Condensation can make windows foggy, but it also has the potential to cause damage to your home. It’s best to take care of window condensation sooner rather than later.
Vinyl Windows are More Affordable
From the get-go, vinyl windows save you money because they are less expensive than windows made from aluminum or wood. In fact, homeowners spend an average of 30% less on vinyl windows than they do on aluminum windows and 25% less than wood windows. Some may wonder if the more affordable price tag of vinyl windows makes them inferior in quality, but in truth, vinyl windows are the best windows on the market. They’re extremely versatile and come in a range of colors and styles, so homeowners have no trouble finding windows that fit their home design.
If you’re tired of sky-high utility bills, upgrading to energy efficient vinyl windows is the way to go. Vinyl windows are designed to prevent drafts that allow the cooled or heated air to leak from your home, thanks to their ability to expand and contract with changes in outside temperatures. This causes your HVAC system to run more efficiently because it doesn’t have to work harder or longer to keep up, which in turn reduces your utility bills. Likewise, a properly running HVAC system will have a much longer lifespan, saving you money on costly repairs and replacements.
Over time, wood windows have the tendency to chip and fade and require frequent upkeep ranging from sanding to painting in order to keep them looking new. While less work to maintain than wood, aluminum windows are prone to condensation that can cause rust or mold to form and need to be cleaned often using a special aluminum cleaner. Compared to their aluminum and wood counterparts, vinyl windows essentially require no upkeep which saves you both time and money.
Longer Life Span
While the life span of wood and aluminum windows depends heavily on where you live and how they’re cared from, vinyl windows have an average life span of 20-40 years. This long life span saves you the cost of replacing your windows more frequently.
Increase Property Value
Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make and protecting your investment should be a priority. Upgrading your existing windows to vinyl windows can increase the value of your home if you ever sell it. Not only does the attractive quality of vinyl windows improve the curb appeal of your home, but potential buyers will love the low upkeep and energy savings.