Basics of Vinyl Windows

Vinyl WindowsVinyl windows have a multitude of benefits over traditional wood or metal. They’re visually appealing from the outside and inside, and shine when the sun hits their glossy frames, which stay smooth and shiny for decades to come.

Vinyl or PVC is just a shorthand term for polyvinyl chloride. It is a plastic that has certain “modifiers” which allow for a greater flexibility for use in the home improvement sector and uPVC refers to vinyl that has not been pasteurized- making it extremely pure and durable – uPVC is the top material for any replacement window.

The installation of new windows gives a greater warmth and comfort factor to the property, and it also serves to reduce outdoor noise like traffic. Buyers look for properties with new, energy-efficient windows, and will pay good money for a quality window and door installation around the home in Greater Toronto area.
All vinyl window replacements are not the same and are all tailor made for your property. There are some window makers that use screws and elbow corners to keep the frame and pane together securely. All our windows and sashes are held together by the innovative technique of fusion-welding. Windows that have been fusion-welded have a superior airtight and watertight sealing, and can withstand strong winds blowing directly on them.

New double-glazed windows have cleverly designed thermal pockets, which are made when the panes are joined onto the window frame, creating an insulating layer between inside and outside. You can purchase windows that are constructed from recycled PVC quite cheaply and they still work just as effectively, but have a lesser quality. They outshine metal frames like steel or aluminum as they possess properties that do not allow heat to be lost easily to the outside. As there are gaps made where the frames extend, the window is light and has greatly enhanced energy-saving properties.

To get the window you require for your property, do some searching first and look around various companies to see what they have to offer. A good company will answer any question you have with accuracy, before they ask for your cheque book!

Reducing Heat Loss in the House

Have you ever considered the amount of heat lost through your inefficient window? If you are on an old window, you could be losing as much as 25% of the heat at home. Therefore, installing new windows could be all you need to curtail energy losses.
The design of windows for home efficiency has come a long way. Today, the most energy efficient windows include triple-glazed, double-glazed and LOW-E (low emissivity) windows. It is important to replace the old slider style window with a casement brings with it an air-tight seal.
Condensation is also very important when considering replacement windows. As soon as you discover condensation, you should address the problem. This is important to prevent the formation and spread of mould. You will also note that condensation is mostly related to windows that are not energy-efficient. With an energy star rated window, your home is safe from condensation and other effects of high humidity levels.
Do you have any questions on doors and windows replacement and repair? GTA Windows and Doors have all the answers you are looking for. To get the most comprehensive free consultation on doors and windows, reach us on 416-638-8300