Vinyl remains a popular choice of window material for many homeowners because of its low-maintenance requirements and energy-efficient qualities. Despite being ubiquitous in home remodeling projects, misconceptions about vinyl windows continue to exist. These prevent many homeowners from realizing the material’s unique benefits.
Read on as we explain the truth behind each of the most common myths surrounding vinyl windows.
Myth: Vinyl Windows Are Not Sustainable
Many people are not aware of the fact that vinyl, or polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is highly recyclable. In fact, only a small percentage of post-consumer vinyl windows end up in landfills. Vinyl is one of the few plastic materials that can be melted down and reused. In addition to windows, you can find products made of PVC like piping, single-ply roofing and vinyl flooring that contains recycled vinyl.
Myth: Vinyl Windows Don’t Help You Save Money
Whether you’re tackling window replacement as a standalone project or as a part of a bathroom or kitchen renovation, you can always rely on vinyl windows as your top choice. Modern versions of these windows have energy-efficient features like insulated core frames and dual-pane glass that can help you save on energy bills. They also require minimal maintenance, reducing the cost of repainting and cleaning them to nearly zero.
Myth: Vinyl Windows Have Limited Color Choices
It is not true that vinyl windows are only available in brown and white. The reality is that they are available in a wide array of colors. These are baked into the material, making sure the frames and sashes are resistant to fading even when exposed to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. With this, you won’t ever have to worry about painting over vinyl windows.
STL Design and Build offers ecoSmart 365 vinyl windows, which is designated as one of ENERGY STAR®’s Most Efficient Certified Products. They offer optimal energy efficiency without any compromises and are designed to keep your home comfortable despite the unpredictable St. Louis weather.
Our team of professionals can also be relied upon to tackle kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects and help out in deck design. Call us today at (314) 736-5800, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.