Vinyl windows have been around since the mid-’50s. In Germany, where recovery efforts were still going on from the Second World War, materials for rebuilding, were in short supply. Wood was hard to come by and the price of metal was rising which made it hard for a nation trying to piece itself back together. The original frames were bulky and hard to use at times but those windows would see a lot of changes in the next 70 years to get to us today.
Some of the advantages that were discovered back then are still reasons why we use vinyl material now. Unlike its metal and wooden cousins, vinyl windows do not have to worry about:
- Wood Rot
- Fading from direct sunlight
- Maintenance of the frame
- Splitting, cracking, or warping
- Transferring the heat out of your home via the frame
Vinyl windows are a long-term solution for the windows in your home. The initial investment in new windows will always vary depending on size and shape but compared to like cut metal framed windows, the vinyl ones cost less. Add in the amount of money you will save on your heating and cooling bills, it is an investment that could pay for itself over the life of the windows. Interested in learning more? Builders Service Company proudly offers an in-home consultation so our experts can identify what you want and what your house needs.