Perhaps you have looked at all of the other options when it comes to finding windows for your home. It is possible that you have overlooked purchasing new vinyl windows so far, but then it is unlikely, as they are market leaders in window production and sales worldwide.
These windows, also known as uPVC windows, are the most sought after windows by builders when they are looking for windows for estates or for one off houses they are building. So if the builders want these windows, they must have a lot going for them.
So what is the main advantage of windows made from vinyl or uPVC over other windows?
The main benefit to installing these windows is that they are terribly energy efficient. A quality window made from vinyl will probably have good double glazing installed also and it is this combination of materials that creates the perfect unit for window insulation.
Double glazing in itself is a simple matter. Two panes of glass are held together and separated by a layer of gas. This gas is a very good insulator and hence the window becomes well insulated as a result. However a window is only as well insulated and all of its components - the spacers, seals and frame of the window have to be up to their task also.
That is why it is important that you purchase quality vinyl windows. Working off of a tight budget is fine and there should be bargains out there that you can source, but you should not purchase an inferior product when it comes to such important items as windows. They will be in your home for a long time and it is worth spending the money on getting the best units and reaping the rewards after with lower heating oil usage.
Some homeowners find it difficult to marry the high capital outlay involved with what seem to be quite small monthly savings. However if you realise that these monthly savings happen each month over the lifetime of the windows, which could be for a period of 30 years, then you can see that you could be lowering your utility bills significantly.
There are many other benefits to new vinyl windows. They are durable, pretty maintenance free and very secure. You can choose from a huge range of styles, designs and colours and it is highly unlikely that you will be unable to find a window type that would not suit your home.