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FAQs About Vinyl Windows—Now You Know

Vinyl windows are one of the most popular products on the window market for good reason. However, it also means many homeowners have questions before they purchase vinyl windows. At Foster Exteriors we want to make sure you get all the information you need. Hopefully some of these answers will help.

What is vinyl?

Technically, it is polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a construction grade plastic. It is highly durable, structurally sound, and high quality. Vinyl windows were originally developed in Europe and brought to the United States in the late 1960’s.

What types of windows are available in vinyl?

You can get exactly what you are looking for—picture, casement, bay, double hung windows. Want a decorative bay or a garden window? You can have that too. You can even customize vinyl windows to fit the architectural style or existing openings in your home.

Do I still have color and style options?

You might think you don’t get choices when it comes to vinyl windows, but that is not true. The options are not as versatile as wood because you cannot paint them, but you still get great choices when it comes to the color and styles. The material is extremely versatile. Manufactures can even produce vinyl windows with a faux wood finish if you like that natural, traditional look.

How will vinyl windows look?

Great! They will vastly improve the appearance of your home and maintain that same look for years to come. You can match them to any style or design.

What are the benefits of vinyl windows?

The list goes on. The material is long lasting, versatile, and easy to maintain. They operate easily in every type of weather. For these and many other reasons, construction professionals and architects everywhere are boosting vinyl windows to the top of their list.

How do vinyl windows compare in price?

Vinyl windows are one of the most affordable window options on the market. This is one of the leading reasons why they are so popular, but it does not mean they are cheap or poorly made.

How do I care for vinyl windows?

Another great thing about vinyl windows is they require a minimal effort in the maintenance department. You do not have to sand them down or repaint them. They will not rust, rot, or warp. Just wipe down the frames with a mild detergent to clean, rinse, and dry. Keep the tracks clean and lubricate them with a silicone spray if they begin to stick.

Does vinyl stand up against extreme temperature conditions?

Vinyl does not swell or shrink, even in McKinney, TX. It is an excellent insulator keeping warm air out and cool air in. Vinyl windows do not absorb moisture, or pit or corrode.

How do I know when to replace my old windows?

Windows can fail and show signs of deterioration in different ways. These include drafts, condensation, warping, and sticky operation.

Do I have to replace all my windows at once?

If you are having a problem with one window, then you can replace just that one. However, when windows start to fail due to age, it is likely the rest are on the downhill slide as well. Because windows can impact the appearance of your home, you might consider replacing them in pairs or from room to room.

If you have more questions about your McKinney TX vinyl windows, do not hesitate to call us at (214) 319—8400 or visit our office at 1350 N. Buckner Blvd. #216 Dallas, TX 75218.