Windows: Vinyl Vs. Aluminum
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Homeowners know that renovations never really come to an end. There’s something to update or change every year and windows are a common item that requires replacing. You will know when the time has come to fulfill this project. However, what many people do not know is whether vinyl or aluminum windows are best for their home.
While both types of windows are terrific options, vinyl window frames offer a few more options to the consumer when it comes to style. Due to its frame thickness, the vinyl frames we have at Advance Windows are always smooth. Aluminum windows would look great on contemporary homes but may not have the same effect on older style homes where a less modern finish may be more suitable. This is, of course, up to the homeowner and their personal taste.
Another aspect to consider is that while both vinyl and aluminum are durable and resistant to scratches and cracks, vinyl windows, whose frames are made of the same material all the way through, are slightly more durable in that aspect. Aluminum frames, however, are very strong overall, especially if you require large size windows. This should not be a top concern, and it is rare that home windows would experience damage, but it doesn’t hurt to know this information either.
One of the main reasons homeowners replace their windows is for insulation purposes. Windows should be durable and aesthetically-pleasing to the eye but even more importantly, they should be energy efficient. This will not only minimize heat and cold transfer, but it will also lower your monthly energy bill which is a huge bonus. Vinyl is considered to be more energy-efficient and is better in terms of insulation because the material specifically lowers the levels of heat transfer. Aluminum windows are less energy-efficient, although there are new models of aluminum available in today’s market built for this reason specifically.
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Selecting the right type of window for your home can be overwhelming. There are several factors to consider and in the end, you want to be sure that you made the right decision. Whether you are leaning towards vinyl windows or aluminum, asking a reputable company like Advance Windows for their professional opinion is a great start.
Advance Windows will walk you through the positive and negative aspects of each type of material and ensure you are choosing the right windows for your home specifically. Windows are a part of the home you will likely replace once, so you want to make sure your decision is one you can be happy within the long run, and Advance Windows will assist you every step of the way. In addition to window replacements, they can also assist you in selecting entrance doors and provide consumers with important information regarding Ontario energy rebates and the Green Ontario Fund. If you are in Mississauga or its surrounding areas, give Advance Windows a call today for a better and brighter home!