Why Vinyl Is A Prime Window Material

Construction & Contractors Blog

Changing your window fixtures is a large investment, but it is a great way to make some big changes to the style and efficiency of your property. Many people change their windows because their existing fixtures have aged to the point that they are no longer energy efficient. The window could be leaky, making it more difficult to maintain the desired temperature in your home. If you are in the market for new windows, and want a product that is very energy efficient, you should definitely consider vinyl. This article explains why vinyl is a great material for residential window replacement.

Vinyl is Water Resistant

When it comes to window construction, having a waterproof frame is very beneficial. You want a material that can withstand normal rain without needing to be repainted or waterproofed. Vinyl has a very smooth finish that is impermeable to water. This means that, no matter how old the window gets, it will remain waterproof. Even if the vinyl is scratched or dinged, you don't really need to worry about water damaging it. In fact, this is why vinyl is a common material in storm windows. Storm windows are installed in areas where natural disasters and flooding are common. During a severe flood, a vinyl storm window can be submerged in water for an extended period of time without any weakening of the window.

Vinyl is Colorful

Is also important to note that vinyl comes in a wide range of different colors and textures. Some people mistakenly think that vinyl just looks like a plastic. Of course, white seems to be the most common window color, but there are many more options to choose from. You can choose a warmer earth tone or beige color that will match better with your existing color schemes. If you are willing to invest a little extra money into your windows, you can even have your vinyl custom dyed to fit your exact color requirements. Another perk of having dyed window frames is the fact that scratches and dents are not as visible. You don't need to worry about scraping off the top layer of paint and exposing the raw material underneath. In the long run, vinyl will look great because it is fade and scratch resistant.

There are many other reasons to choose vinyl over the other options on the market. If you want to be truly sold on vinyl, go to a site like http://www.faswd.com or look at it in person and you will see how high quality it looks and feels.

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16 March 2016

Construction Needs in Times of Disaster

I live in the middle of the desert, so I never thought that flooding would be a problem. However, a few months ago my town was hit with a huge storm. These freak storms are called "Hundred Year Storm" because the chances of them happening are once in a hundred years. Needless to say, no one was prepared for the aftermath--especially not the city sewage system. All this extra water had no where to go, and suddenly, I found my basement flooded. It wasn't a fun experience, but we dealt with it the best we could. Since then, I have spent a lot of time looking into different options for sewage, water lines, and other related things. We're now even looking into building a new house. This blog is the result of my ongoing research.