As a replacement window company that sells windows in the San Jose and Pleasanton areas, we’ve had a lot of decisions to make about the types of products we sell to our customers. Do we go with windows made by well-known brands? Should we sell windows that are top-of-the-line or more budget-friendly—or a combination of both? Should we use our own teams of installers or outsource the installation?
One of the easier decisions we’ve made as a business, however, is the decision to sell vinyl replacement windows.
There are replacement windows with various types of frame materials on the market. Some windows have wood, aluminum, or fiberglass frames, but at Custom Exchange, we sell windows with vinyl frames. While the other materials have their benefits, we believe vinyl is the best material for replacement windows in San Jose and the surrounding areas. Here are some of the main benefits of vinyl when it is used in replacement windows and doors.
Great Insulating Qualities
One of the top requests we get from homeowners is that their new windows be energy efficient. Many San Jose homeowners want to reduce their overall energy usage, and they also want to save money on their monthly energy bills. Vinyl, as a material, is a great insulator, which means it keeps heat and cold from passing through. Windows and doors made with vinyl frames help keep a home cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter months. There are other things that make a window energy efficient, such as glass coatings, dual panes, and special gasses that are placed between the panes of glass, but vinyl frames are definitely a factor in the energy efficiency of the windows we sell.
Vinyl also helps insulate a home from outside noise. Many of our customers have commented that after having their new vinyl windows installed, their home is noticeably quieter.
When compared to other types of materials, vinyl is extremely affordable. This is because vinyl is easy to produce from materials that are relatively inexpensive. There is a range in quality of vinyl, which can affect the price of the different brands and lines of windows on the market, but overall, vinyl is a great material when it comes to affordability.
Vinyl windows are virtually maintenance free! There’s no need to sand, stain, paint, or otherwise refinish your window frames. An occasional cleaning with mild soap and water is all you ever have to do to keep your windows in top condition. This is a huge benefit for busy homeowners who like to use products in their homes that require little maintenance.
Vinyl windows are very durable—especially those that we sell at Custom Exchange. When you purchase replacement windows made with high-quality vinyl, you can expect them to last a lifetime. Vinyl is weather resistant and will not rot, warp, rust, or otherwise be damaged by the elements.
Could your San Jose home benefit from new vinyl windows? If the answer is yes, we’d love to send someone to your home to meet with you and give you a quote on high-quality, energy-efficient replacement windows and doors. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.