From their rather humble origins back in 1979, advancements in manufacturing have made vinyl windows the standard for many homes – replacing wood and even aluminum frames, thanks to their unique features.
But what makes these windows unique?
What Is Vinyl?
Vinyl is a man-made, composite material formed from chlorine and ethylene. Once processed, the resulting combination forms into a synthetic, plastic-like material called Polyvinyl Chloride – vinyl for short.
What Makes Vinyl Special?
One of the key traits of vinyl is its excellent durability, being especially resistant to moisture and humidity as well as natural decay. The material itself is immune to peeling and blisters, which is why vinyl is one of the more popular materials for flat commercial roof installation.
The main advantages of vinyl windows are its low-maintenance and energy-efficient qualities. Thanks to its natural durability, frames made from vinyl only require simple and general cleaning to look brand new. Vinyl also has insulating properties on par with wooden frames, which makes them very energy-efficient on top of being more resistant to elements.
Finally, vinyl windows come in a larger selection of colors. The fact that they’re made from a synthetic material means it’s also easier to shape frames, essentially giving you several design choices.
At Exterior Building Solutions, you can count on us to properly install your new vinyl windows so you can take advantage of all of these benefits. We also offer residential roofing service. Call us at (314) 729-7663, or fill out our contact form to learn more. We are window and roofing contractors serving homeowners throughout St. Louis and other parts of Missouri.