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Are Vinyl Windows Really Worth the Cost?

By: Debora

Inside and out, windows are one of the most obvious architectural elements of a home, defining or complementing its decorative style. And when windows are operating efficiently, they can reduce the energy costs up to 40%.

Crown uses an excellent vinyl window made specifically for our climate here in the Dallas area called the North Texas window which are growing strong in popularity by both consumers and dealers because of their high satisfactory rate among consumers and the economical price. Click here to learn more about this product.

So, are vinyl windows really worth the cost? Here are a few reasons why we think so.


1. Energy Efficiency
This particular window has a double strength glass which makes them more energy-efficient and provides up to 80% / 90% Sun Screen Blockage. A series of chambers within the double panes encase an inert gas, providing more insulation than plain air.

Vinyl windows feature Low-E (emissivity) coatings, which not only prevents heating and cooling loss from within the home, but protects furnishings from the effects of ultraviolet light from outside. Foam-filled frames add to vinyl window’s insulating effects.

2. Affordability
Vinyl windows can cost 50% less than wood windows. Now while we are not saying that window replacement is inexpensive regardless of the type you choose, we are saying that vinyl is an all around much better option over wood and have become the standard code for many cities in the Dallas Metroplex area for window replacement. A reputable company will offer financing as well.

3. Low Maintenance
Vinyl windows never need repainting or maintenance from your window installer. Aside from cleaning the glass, vinyl windows are virtually maintenance-free. Vinyl window manufacturers offer better quality control and perform more product testing, resulting in operation systems that are smoother and easier to operate.

4. Durability
The greater durability of vinyl windows means that they will need few, if any, repairs over the lifetime of the product. They offer greater protection against the weather, and better security against intruders. When durability is taken into consideration, the savings on window replacement are significant.

5. Increase Home Value
Aside from the fact that drive up appeal will increase 10 fold, replacing old windows with vinyl windows is one of the most effective ways to boost the value of your home. Homeowners can expect to recoup about 70% of their investment in window replacement upon the sale of their home.

This is just the tip of the iceberg on why we think window replacement in the Dallas area would be worth the cost. Take time to do your homework. Compare window brands, research their customer satisfaction ratings and over all ratings, prices and warranties. It is a wise investment but only if you choose the right product.