The other day my wife tells me I have to buy new windows or pay a ton of money to replace the old ones that I just bought. The old ones cost a fortune and all my money down the drain. To top it off I don’t have a lot of money to spare so purchasing new windows is out of the question. I just wanted to have the windows replaced.
There are many styles of windows from wood to vinyl. The major difference is I found out that vinyl windows are more energy-efficient than traditional wood windows. That is correct After doing tons of research I found out that wood windows are a huge waste of money.
Wood windows deteriorate over time they rot and chip in seams and corners. They have to be true double glazed in order for them to be energy efficient. Double glazing is simply two panes of glass with air trapped in between. Double glazing is made up of two panes of glass that are filled with air or with gas. Premium double glazing is called acoustic glass it helps reduce noise abatement as well as stops water and condensation from forming between the panes.
Vinyl windows, can’t appear as if they have been made from materials that are used a few hundred years ago. The only trick the manufacturers use is a special paint that is applied to the inside pane to appear the material it is made of. Sounds easy I know but these windows are very strong and even the slightest breeze will not cause them to rip or come off.
Wood windows get a lot of users because they can be installed right over a new floor even the ones in garages. Re-papering or re-painting over the floor is not that easy. With these windows, all you have to do is turn the window upside down and then re-pape it over the new floor. You don’t have to mess with drywall, plaster, or anything but this would also eliminate the need for a new window if you knew you were going to paint over the old window.
Some windows have decorative designs I’ve seen many times features that were applied a few years ago or things that were applied by companies. I always asked them ‘why?’ because I never knew why they were going with what they saw.
In the end, after doing excavations in the yard they decided on vinyl windows. We began looking at building suppliers. After doing stuff on the internet I finally located a company that was willing to give us good prices so we began our search. At first, I avoided vinyl windows because I knew what they looked like.
My wife and I noticed that vinyl windows are virtually the same as aluminum windows. But the price difference was the biggest motivation in purchasing vinyl windows. The company we found made many glass samples to be able to try them out. The samples looked really exceptional.
We chose a window from their sample pack and got it at a good price. The window looked great when it was installed. First, the interior window didn’t even pan all the way. The glass was very thin, it was only 1/8″ thick. The glass was a Rolian glass common for the windows made by American Windows.
We placed it in our living room and loved it. We also found out that Vinyl Windows are similar to Aluminium Windows in how they can be mounted to the wall and lead out of the window.
Some people peered inside my house knowing we were looking for vinyl windows but placing our first order and ended up getting a Wood window one. When we were looking for something that would match our home I would have preferred to have a vinyl window in every room. We ended up having all our windows done with wood frames.
I kept records from my search for demolition notices and permits. I even kept a log of the time we used their services