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Vinyl Replacement Windows: The Clear Alternative

by Debbie Wilson

So your current windows are unattractive and old. But does that mean you should replace them? Read on to learn why new vinyl replacement windows can provide more than just beauty. They can also provide security, noise reduction, and reduce your energy costs as well.

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Whether you're concerned about your flimsy or non-existent locking system on your current windows, or are worried about their shatterproof capabilities, today's vinyl replacement windows offer solid locking mechanisms and other burglar proof features. Additionally, their double pane, shatterproof construction can also offer added comfort and security, especially with active kids in the household.

Tone Down the Noise

Older, single pane windows do little to block out noise. And while this may not seem like an important feature, double pane vinyl windows can virtually shut out all noise and traffic from the street, neighbors, and surrounding area. Still not convinced? Remember that barking dog that keeps you up night after sleepless night.

Vinyl Saves Money

Of course you'll have to incur the initial cost of vinyl replacement windows, but once you make the switch, you'll be amazed at how energy efficient they truly can be. Not only do they increase the insulation factor of your home, but they also provide sun protection and reduce air leakage from poor fitting frames and casings. Specific cost savings will depend largely upon the performance rating of your vinyl replacement windows, the climate you live in, and the type of house you own. Check with your local manufacturers and retailers to get detailed vinyl window ratings and corresponding energy savings.

With all the cost saving features and additional styles, colors, frames, and pane and tinting upgrades, it's easy to see why vinyl replacement windows are so popular today. And with quick installation, you could be enjoying them in your home sooner than you think.  

Sources:

lowes.com

andersenwindows.com


About the Author

Debbie Wilson owns and operates a lakeside resort. Her previous experience includes profitability consulting for a national healthcare company. Debbie holds a B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Physical Education.

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