Vinyl Replacement Windows – What You Should Know

Vinyl replacement windows have become a popular option of window types not only in the residential market but also in the commercial sector.  With so many different window options, vinyl has held its place in the market for many years.  So how exactly did it come about?  Is it better than the other options out there?  In this article, we dive into the vinyl window and how it came about as well as what its uses are.

Vinyl windows have been around since post World War II.  After Germany was defeated, they needed to rebuild their cities but had a lack of resources to do so.  The Germans had to think of something that was cost-efficient with durability, and what they came up with was vinyl.  In 1954, the first vinyl window was invented for public use.

The initial vinyl window was slow to catch the attention of the American people.  The windows were heavy and hard to work with in the beginning.  They were not the most appealing thing to look at and were seen as a lower grade of window to choose from compared to the traditional wood.  After many years of adjusting and redesigning, the vinyl window soon gained attention and quickly became the number one selling window on the market.

Today, vinyl windows are one of the most cost-efficient and easy to maintain windows on the market.  More and more people are switching to vinyl window over any other product available.

There are different types of vinyl windows to choose from.  When dealing with new construction, there are full-frame designs with nailing fins that provide air-tight security.

When it comes to replacement, there are different options known as insert windows, or retrofit windows.  These types of vinyl windows are used as replacement options.  They are great for a quick and easy upgrade and are the most affordable option on the market.


Vinyl windows offer a plethora of different benefits including cost, durability and quality.  Compared to other window products, vinyl is by far one of the cheaper options.  Vinyl beats wood, fiberglass and aluminum alternatives on cost every day.  Not only are they cost-efficient, but their quality and durability is impressive compared to other window materials.

Many manufacturers and suppliers produce vinyl windows that can compete with other high-quality material windows.  There most appealing trait, however, would be their energy efficiency.  Their ability to reduce heat transfer and hold energy inside is quite impressive.  This amazing quality is reflected in a building or home’s electricity bills.  Vinyl windows are excellent at maintaining energy within a building.  Because of this, energy bills are lower.

When it comes to maintenance, vinyl windows require little to none.  These windows do not require paint touch-ups like wood windows that have to be repainted every four to five years.

Vinyl windows come in many different colors and styles to choose from.  If you can’t find the shape or color you’re looking for, some suppliers can custom order a specially made vinyl window to fit your need.

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