That windows can have a dramatic affect on the look of a house is no surprise, but did you know windows can be the cause of as much as 30 per cent energy loss?
It doesn’t have to be that way. With sky-rocketing fuel costs, more and more homeowners are taking a closer look at their windows and choosing to shop for replacement models…after all, why throw your money out the window?
In fact, by choosing an energy efficient replacement window (made with low-emissivity, or Low-E, glass) you’re not only cutting potential energy loss, you’re filtering out damaging ultraviolet rays as well. No more faded spots on upholstery and carpets.
According to the Siding and Window Manufacturers Association of Canada (SAWDAC), the low maintenance and high energy efficiency value of vinyl windows have made them increasingly popular in the replacement window market. Made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl windows are durable and offer tremendous value at a highly competitive price.
Unlike wood or metal, vinyl window frames stand up to moisture, heat and humidity and extremely cold temperatures. And there’s no worry about rot, and no paint to flake, blister or cause windows to become sticky. If you’ve ever had the task of stripping and sanding windows, you’ll appreciate vinyl windows ease of maintenance even more.
Here are some of the reasons why homeowners are choosing vinyl replacement windows:
- reduce home energy costs
- superior U-value (the measure of heat transfer)
- smooth and easy to use
- save time on cleaning and maintenance
- improve home’s appearance
- improve home security
- wide range of styles and colours
- economical price tag
- improve resale value of the home