We created Vinyl Verified to ensure the public has the facts about vinyl. It’s why we often have to correct press reports and agenda-driven organizations that spread misinformation about vinyl products. But in the interest of fairness, when they get it right, it’s important we highlight those moments, too.
In searching the online universe for vinyl references, we were pleasantly surprised to see a story on BobVila.com noting the many benefits of vinyl windows. The author, Donna Boyle Schwartz, makes a clear and convincing case why vinyl windows are a more compelling option over competing materials.
Schwartz addresses the versatility of vinyl windows. They can come in a number of different styles, which make them an appealing option for homeowners. She elaborates:
Schwartz correctly points out that vinyl windows are more durable than their aluminum competitors. Vinyl doesn’t dent, corrode, or fade like aluminum. As a result vinyl windows avoid the major headaches for homeowners caused by these forms of damage:
Schwartz also notes that vinyl windows require little, if any, maintenance -- unlike other products that demand regular upkeep to prevent rust and corrosion:
She also highlights that vinyl never needs to be repainted:
And when it comes to performance, she correctly notes that vinyl windows insulate better than their aluminum counterparts. Vinyl does not transmit heat, while aluminum does:
Vinyl windows have better aesthetics, improved durability, greater performance, and reduced maintenance. With those attributes, one might assume they cost more than the competition. But as Schwartz points out, “...vinyl windows generally cost 30 percent less than comparable aluminum windows.”
Thanks, Donna, for making our job easier by delivering these important facts about vinyl.