Vinyl vs. Composite: Which Window Should You Choose?
Are you looking for new windows for your home? Windows are the most important feature of a home. Just like every practical homeowner you want a good quality material that will last long and look great. One that falls within your budget as well.
And when we speak of high quality windows, vinyl and composite are the best choices. Both materials have their own features, advantages and drawbacks.
Here are some factors that will help you make the right choice:
Strength and Durability
Vinyl windows are a popular replacement window choice. They are made from polyvinyl chloride, which is a combination of chemicals, pigments and plasticizers.
Homeowners have been installing vinyl windows since the ‘70s. In fact, vinyl is less expensive than wood or aluminum alternatives.
Composite windows, on the other hand, such as the CompositWood Windows offered by Garden State Brickface and Siding, combine PVC polymers and acrylic resins to create a super tough, solid core. And while composite windows look like natural wood, they are easier to maintain than wood windows. Composite windows are the latest replacement windows.
When it comes to strength, vinyl windows are stronger and more durable than wood and aluminum windows. A superior quality vinyl window can last for thirty years.
However, composite windows are manufactured using the latest technology. They can withstand extreme climate conditions as well as excessive heat. These windows are more stable and rigid than vinyl windows. The windows won’t expand or contract due to temperature fluctuations. As a result, composite windows last longer than vinyl windows.
Vinyl windows are generally easier to make and install. Therefore, they typically cost less than composite windows.
But, composite windows offer long-term savings in terms of longevity, performance, reliability and energy efficiency.
Composite windows will keep your energy costs under control throughout the year. You will not have to worry about moisture, peeling, cracking, chipping, flaking or similar issues. Therefore, composite windows are easier and more affordable to maintain.
With composite windows, you and your family will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer. They offer maximum energy efficiency, thereby reducing your energy costs.
Vinyl windows come in a wide range of colors, styles and finishes. However, you can get composite windows in a variety of customized design and colors as well.
In fact, composite is considered more attractive and modern than vinyl.
Our CompositWood Windows have been tested to ensure the highest structural and thermal performance and heat resistance, and come with a manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.
To learn more about our CompositWood window replacement service for the Tri-state area, get in touch with Garden State Brickface and Siding. We offer quick and hassle-free installation of CompositWood Windows for residential homeowners in New Jersey and New York.