Comfort, Savings, and Trouble-Free
Just like Mike Holmes says on his TV show, “Do it Right,” because if you don’t the repairs needed could put you in the poorhouse. When it comes to choosing windows, you’d be wise to select high grade materials and quality construction.
If you can’t afford high end premium windows, then vinyl windows make the best choice. The lifespan of Vinyl windows (uPVC) can vary quite a bit depending on the quality of design, construction and materials.
The completed cost can make a big difference for some homeowners yet they may not investigate the uPVC product materials and construction themselves. PVC is actually a rigid material but it can be enhanced to give it the strength and durability you need for long lasting home windows. That’s where uPVC material and structural engineering come in.
Wind is Damaging
From the Weather Network on Friday, November 1, 2013: “a major wind storm will sweep across southern Ontario bringing numerous power outages and scattered damage. Meteorologists at The Weather Network have been predicting strong winds from this storm for the past few days. The latest indications suggest this storm will be one of the worst fall wind storms in a number of years.”
And we had another bad wind/ice storm in January, when the cold air makes all materials susceptible to damage. Not that the summer is any better when intense heat stresses the windows. It’s not just heat and wind, but changing weather conditions that takes a toll. The weather people are suggesting we’ll have worse and more frequent storms. Regardless, there are plenty of storms coming in the years ahead and they’ll stress your home’s frames and windows.
Doing it Right
Both strength and durability are needed in good window installations. With vinyl windows, this is achieved with the uPVC material itself and good welding of the uPVC joints. uPVC or unplasticized PVC delivers more flexibility instead of snapping. Don’t you hate hearing those snap, crackle and pop sounds in your house?
One of our suppliers, Euro Vinyl Windows (Rehau) recently conducted a strength test to determine their product’s strength performance vs a competitor’s. The result was amazing and showed Euro Vinyl Windows could handle 600 pounds per square inch more force. It would handle shocks and distortion better.
What Does All This Mean to Me?
I think the Euro Vinyl Windows’ quality means a longer lasting more durable product. And the stretch factors lessen worries about the material getting chipped and ruined over time.
Too often, homeowners choose products they know won’t last. Perhaps they’re intending to sell the house and letting the poor buyer pick up the tab later. By all means, do it right the first time and you’ll be avoiding any financial and legal defense costs down the road when you sell.
If your energy bills are getting out of hand, then definitely you should call us about replacement vinyl windows. They’re the most cost-effective and energy efficient windows you can buy. They look good and can be easily maintained. You can mention the windows quality if and when you sell.
Let some more light into your home with skylights or sun tunnels. It’s not just the energy savings, but the fact you’re bringing fresh, natural light into what were darkened corners of your home. It’s all about comfort and new doors and windows can bring that added comfort.