Are Vinyl Windows High Quality

I’m shopping for new windows for my home and want to get a quality product.  My friend told me that if I want quality I should stay away from vinyl. Is that true?

While it’s true that some vinyl windows are poorly made and may not perform well over time, there are also some really well-made, high quality vinyl windows available today. The key is to understand the differences and know what to look for when shopping for windows. Many people know that energy efficiency is important. However, just because a window is energy efficient, doesn’t mean it’s a good quality window. In an effort to make energy-efficient windows at a low cost, some window manufacturers cut corners in other areas that are equally important.  Read more

I’m house shopping, what sort of things should I consider about the windows on properties that I look at?

We work with a lot of REALTORS who represent buyers and this is one of their most common questions. Many consumers believe that because vinyl windows tend to look similar, they are all equal in quality, but they are not. Two key ingredients to a quality window are the efficiency and the strength of the window. Just because a house has windows that go up and down, tilt out for easy cleaning and are double pane doesn’t mean the windows are efficient. Nor does it mean they are structurally strong and will continue to perform down the road. Read more