Vinyl replacement windows are windows installed to replace old ones that have vinyl casing instead of wood. This means that you can get the casing in the color you want without having to worry about painting it. Painting around glass can be nerve-wracking because a small mistake can have disastrous results. One small hand tremor can result in a permanently marked window. Cleaning the paint off can be a trial as anything particularly hard or sharp might scratch the glass. You’d be exchanging one type of mark for another. With vinyl replacement windows you can avoid that mess and trial. Saving the trouble alone is a massive boon to a home owner. If you can save a bit of work (and due to the differences in efficiency) and money long term it’s as close to a no-lose as you can get on house work.
The other advantage is that vinyl will hold up better than wood casings which can easily get dented, scratched or ruined some other way. The vinyl replacement windows are very resilient to damage. Vinyl replacement windows on their own won’t save a house if it needs extensive work, but if you’re in the process of remodeling or redoing a room and are thinking of repainting the window frames take a moment to consider it. If the windows are older they may not be particularly energy efficient. If you can upgrade to something that’s more energy efficient it can be a wonderful investment due to the savings on work when redoing the room, and the added benefit to efficiency. The specifics are very dependent on the situation, if you already have energy efficient windows but they have wood frames it might not be worth it from a fiscal sense to get the vinyl replacement windows. The one thing to keep in mind is that wood will swell and shrink over time and can produce leaks and airflows which reduce the quality of the seal and reduce the energy efficiency. Vinyl replacement windows are much more durable over time.
Vinyl replacement windows let you style your house however you need. With the wide array of colors and styles available you can even match to existing windows (at least close enough to pass an external cursory glance) making it easier to do the house piecemeal. It’s rare when you’re working on a home to find a solution that both looks good, and saves money, but with the right vinyl replacement windows you can upgrade the appearance of your house and the r-value of the windows to help hold the temperature steady inside the house.
Having the right sort of window can save a lot of money over the long term. Ringer Windows in the Austin Metro Area is a company that makes energy efficient windows to help you save money. If you have existing windows and are in need of vinyl replacement windows you should give them a call at 512-989-7000, or find them online at http://www.ringerwindows.com/.