Vinyl replacement windows in San Jose, CA are one of the most popular choices for homeowners who are replacing their old windows. When homeowners get ready to replace their windows, they look for quality, attractiveness, durability, and energy efficiency.
Vinyl replacement windows have been available for more than 50 years. Almost three-quarters of the windows that are manufactured in America are made from vinyl. Most new home construction includes vinyl windows.
It’s important to understand the difference between all-vinyl replacement windows and vinyl-clad replacement windows. Vinyl-clad replacement windows are constructed with wood. Vinyl is then wrapped in a very thin layer around the wood. All-vinyl windows, on the other hand, have window sashes and window frames that are made completely of vinyl (extruded polyvinyl chloride, or PCV).
PCV is a durable plastic polymer that is used in many construction materials, including siding, plumbing pipes, exterior trim for houses, insulation for electrical wiring, and doors. Because PVC is resilient, all-vinyl replacement windows are an excellent choice for parts of the country where there are significant differences in temperature between winter months in summer months.
To get the maximum energy efficiency that all-vinyl replacement windows offer, you should choose a double or triple pane window. A double pane window is composed of two pieces of glass put together, the middle layer between them filled with an inert gas like krypton or argon. Triple pane windows have three pieces of glass put together, with the two middle layers between each pane of glass filled with krypton or argon.
Paired with the strength of vinyl, with thick extrusions and welded corners, vinyl replacement windows with double or triple pane windows will provide excellent insulation for your house and will reduce your energy costs by up to 25%.
Vinyl replacement windows are also a popular choice because they are low-maintenance. Some of the other types of windows, such as wood, require extensive maintenance. Wood windows need to be scraped, sanded, and repainted on a regular basis. Additionally, wood windows can be damaged by water or wood-boring birds and bugs and can rot and warp over time.
With vinyl window replacements, however, all that’s needed to restore them to a like-new condition is an occasional scrubbing with warm, soapy water. And, vinyl replacement window frames and sashes will be a moderate temperature when you touch them no matter what the temperature because, unlike aluminum windows, they don’t transfer hot or cold air through the frames and sashes.
Vinyl window replacements are available in many different styles, including double hung, bow, casement, awning, bay, slider, and hopper styles. Because of this, you should be able to find a vinyl window style to fit all the windows in your home. Remember that just because you have one style of window installed currently, that doesn’t mean you have to install the same style replacement window. So this is an opportunity for you to try a different style of window or to substitute a flat picture window with a bay or bow window for more dramatic effect. The choices are endless.
With the many styles of vinyl replacement windows available, you can completely transform the look of your home. You can modernize and you can customize, including choosing from different colors and finishes. When most people think of vinyl replacement windows, they think they come in only white. However, vinyl window replacement color choices are extensive and can include wood grain finishes.
To learn more about vinyl replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can speak with our knowledgeable staff at California Custom Creations. You can contact us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.