Are Vinyl Windows A Bad Choice For Austin Homes?
Busting Common Myths About Vinyl Windows
Why Vinyl Windows are Preferable To Non-Vinyl Windows
Many Austin window contractors that sell non-vinyl windows are quick to say that vinyl windows are not a good choice. But a close look at the actual facts shows that to be a false statement.
For example, companies that sell only fiberglass windows tell a fabulous story about how strong their windows are. It’s true, too. Fiberglass is much more rigid and stiff than vinyl. The problem is that extra strength doesn’t provide any real advantage.
This is because windows are not load bearing – it’s not like they are holding up your ceiling, walls, or roof. What matters for window strength is can they stand up in a storm. Vinyl windows (the ones we sell anyway) are strong enough to be certified in hurricane prone areas.
In other words, vinyl windows are plenty strong enough where it counts.
7 More Reasons Why Vinyl Windows Are The Best Choice
What About Wood Windows?
We’re sometimes asked how vinyl stacks up against wood windows. Wood windows are undeniably beautiful in a traditional way. But the drawbacks and cost of wood windows are significant.
The biggest issue associated with wood windows is heavy maintenance. If maintenance is not done (and sometimes even when it is), wood windows will swell, rot, warp, and deteriorate. Wood is also subject to insect infestation.
None of these issues occur with vinyl windows. This material simply won’t rot, even when constantly exposed to all outdoor elements.