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4 Advantages of Vinyl Replacement Windows
Vinyl window frames do not require painting and have good moisture resistance. The hollow cavities of vinyl frames can be filled with insulation, which makes them thermally superior to standard vinyl and wood frames.
If you’re considering replacement windows, you’re looking at styles, maintenance, energy efficiency, and materials. You might be surprised to learn that vinyl windows score well on all these fronts.
There are lots of vinyl windows available, and some are expensive. Some are (and look) cheap. How do you tell the difference in quality?
Here are four things to look for in the best vinyl replacement windows.
1. Superior Energy Efficiency
ENERGY STAR® says when looking for replacement vinyl windows, you should make U-factor one of your biggest considerations. The U-factor is the rate of heat loss during cold weather and heat gain during warm weather.
The lower the U-factor, the better your window’s energy efficiency and thermal performance. The U-factor rating is included on your window’s NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) label and is a number between 0 and 1.
Another energy rating to consider when buying replacement vinyl windows is SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient). This measures how much solar radiation passes through your window and heats your home. Again, the rating is between 0 and 1, and the lower the number the better.
Replacement windows deliver a measurable ROI (return on investment) for your property. Your vinyl replacement windows can return as much as 77.5% of your cost. You may also be eligible for tax credits with ENERGY STAR® rated Zen Windows installations. Call (301) 337-5656 or request a free quote from Zen Windows.
2. Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is the attractiveness of your property when viewed from the street. A lot of factors contribute to your home’s curb appeal: landscaping, entrance, paint or siding, and of course, windows.
Your home is probably your biggest investment. It just makes sense to protect it and make choices that will increase your property value. Zen Windows offer the styles, colors, and options that will work with your home’s architecture.
First impressions do matter. Zen Windows will increase your curb appeal. And Zen Windows warranties surpass industry standards. That’s just a part of the Zen difference you’ve heard about. Call (301) 337-5656 or contact Zen Windows today.
3. Reasonable Value
A “reasonable value” for replacement windows considers the quality of materials and installation, price, and return on investment. So, the lowest price may not offer reasonable value in replacement windows. Zen Windows offers superior value and return on your investment.
The national average per-window cost for upgrades is $500/window. Depending on where you live, the cost can be from $200-$850/window. Costs vary by region because materials and labor are different within U.S. states. You can use a ZIP code calculator to find median prices for windows.
4. Professional Installation
Even the best vinyl replacement windows you can buy are useless if they’re improperly installed. It’s imperative your windows be professionally installed by a company with a proven track record for good workmanship.
- Ability to customize/work with special window requirements
- Company transparency
- Energy efficiency
- Financing options
- Hassle-free quote – No mandatory visit to your home, no upselling, no bait-and-switch or high-pressure sales
- Knowledge and experience
- Local business commitment/investment
- No upfront fees or deposits
- Testimonials and customer reviews
- Transferrable warranties