One of the primary reasons homeowners opt for home replacement windows is to eliminate some of the work and effort required to keep older windows looking good. For the ultimate in effortless maintenance, you’ll want vinyl replacement windows.
Why? Older windows are often made from wood or aluminum. Both of these require periodic cleaning to keep them looking sharp and to protect the frame materials from the elements. Wood is particularly vulnerable to the elements: moisture, wind, and sun damage can destroy window framing and allow cold air to infiltrate your home.
Vinyl home replacement windows never need painting. You can select vinyl home replacement windows in almost any color, so your new windows can complement your home’s décor. The color stays true, even when exposed to the sun’s intense light, whipping winds, and years upon years’ worth of rain.
Because the color goes right through, you won’t need to repaint should your vinyl home replacement window frame be damaged. Being exposed to the elements does make window frames particularly vulnerable: hail, tree branches, and birds with a poor sense of direction can do a number on your window frames. All of those scratches and dings will stick out like a sore thumb on an older wood framed window, due to the glaring contrast between the surface paint and the different colored wood below. This is not a problem you’ll experience with vinyl home replacement windows.
Window frames and sills have long been a favorite haunt for spiders and other insects to build their nests. Wind-tossed leaves and other debris nestles in corners. Birds lay eggs in cozy corners. Removing this material can be troublesome with older windows: rough surfaced wood sills are the ideal location for spiders to snarl their webs around, leaves to jam under and more, making your job an awkward up-close one, to be completed with elbow grease and heavy gloves.
Vinyl home replacement windows feature smooth sills, which can simply be hosed off. Without a textured surface to cling to, the windowsills’ attractiveness as a nesting site is diminished — you may still have the occasional wildlife friend to deal with, but not nearly as many as you do with wooden windows. As an added plus, termites, carpenter ants, and other ravenous home-chewing critters have not shown any interest to date in snacking on vinyl.
Painting is not the only maintenance task associated with windows. You want to have sparkling clean panes of glass to enjoy the view. Cleaning older windows can be quite a cumbersome task, especially if you have a multi-storied home.
Some vinyl home replacement windows offer tilt-in styling for easy cleaning. Rather than balancing precariously on a ladder, bucket of soapy water in one hand and squeegee in the other, to clean your windows, you can stand inside your house, securely on the floor, and clean in comfort. That may not seem like a big deal now, but think about where you’ll be ten, twelve, or twenty years from now. Do you want to be climbing a two-story ladder when you’re sixty? Seventy? Eighty? Vinyl home replacement windows means that you won’t have to!