One of the most popular home improvement projects that many home owners are deciding on today is replacing their home’s old windows with new vinyl replacement windows. While this type of project can greatly increase the curb appeal and energy efficiency of your home there some concerns among home owners about getting vinyl replacement windows in Ann Arbor Michigan. In this article I’ll address some of the most common concerns we have about vinyl replacement windows in Ann Arbor Michigan to help you with any questions you may have about this popular home improvement project.
Most home improvement projects that you will do on your home will have a positive effect on the home’s value. While some home improvement projects may increase the curb appeal such as adding new siding to your home there are some home improvement projects that have many advantages. Installing new vinyl replacement windows in Ann Arbor Michigan can not only add curb appeal to your home but chances are it can make it much more energy efficient as well. Windows that are manufactured today have many energy saving advantages that can save on your home’s energy bill. Although there are so many advantages of using vinyl replacement windows in Ann Arbor Michigan there are always some concerns as well. We’ve included some of the most common concerns below.
Can Vinyl Replacement Windows Be Installed in Older Homes?
In almost all projects we’ve done vinyl replacement windows can be used. Even homes that are 40 or 50 years old that have single pane wooden windows installed makes a good candidate for installing new replacement windows. Another common concern is the shape of some windows such as bay windows or bow windows that have been installed in the home for some time. There are vinyl replacement windows that can fit these windows and even if the size is incredibly unique chances are a replacement window can be installed.
How Long Do Vinyl Windows Last Compared to Wooden Windows?
Having wooden windows in your home can be great and look amazing but when compared to the lifespan of vinyl replacement windows in Ann Arbor the vinyl will almost always outlast the wooden windows. Add to the fact that wooden windows require a lot of maintenance over their useful life. This includes painting the frames, reglazing the window panes, and keeping the wood treated and protected from rot and insects. These problems are not realized on vinyl windows. They don’t rot or have insect damage. Plus they are very low maintenance windows.
Just How Secure Are Vinyl Replacement Windows
We’ve had some questions about the security of vinyl replacement windows from people who usually have never seen one up close. They consider it a plastic window which is flimsy and easy to break. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The frames on vinyl replacement windows are designed to be strong and configured in a pattern which supports the window giving you much better security and safety when compared to wooden windows. Most vinyl replacement windows also include dual tamper proof locks to secure the window sash as well.
I Want a Color Other Than White. Is That an Option?
If you home just does seem to work with white frame windows there are other options available with vinyl replacement windows. In fact, there are window options available that appear to be wooden windows but are actually made from vinyl. You can also opt for upgraded fiberglass windows that have many more color and pattern options.
Just How Affordable Are Vinyl Replacement Windows?
Vinyl replacement windows in Ann Arbor Michigan can vary in price based on many factors including size of the windows, location on the home, and more. Typically, vinyl replacement windows are just as affordable or more affordable than their wooden counterparts. Take into account that you will also add value to your home and likely save on energy costs when adding these windows and you’ll realize just how great a value they actually are. The best way to determine just how much new vinyl replacement windows will cost in your home be sure to contact Ann Arbor Remodeling Contractor for a free estimate on window replacement in Ann Arbor for more information and details.