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Why Vinyl Frames are More Energy Efficient Than Aluminum

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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When it comes to hurricane grade window frames, one size doesn’t fit all. When you are considering installing a replacement window or choosing windows for a new construction home, it is important to consider several factors:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Style
  • Durability
  • Maintenance
  • Climate

Because of these factors, vinyl frames are the most popular for windows in Southwest Florida home. They are incredibly energy efficient; more so than aluminum. Below is just a few of the reasons why:

They Insulate Better

Better insulation means using less electricity, and in our hot climate, that’s a big deal. Windows that have good insulation will make your home more comfortable, particularly in summer. This is partly because they allow less heat to pass through and the inside surface of a better insulated window will stay cooler to the touch. At the end of the month, it was all translate into a lower electric bill.

They Aren’t Reliant on Screws

Good quality vinyl windows are welded together, instead of being held together with screws.  Because screws tend to pull out of vinyl, a reliable Southwest Florida hurricane protection company will ensure vinyl windows are produced with metal reinforcements in the parts where required hardware, such as locks, are screwed in. It’s just one of the ways to know your windows are sealed tight.

They Don’t Require Maintenance Afterwards

Vinyl windows maintain their appearance and do not require any post-installation maintenance  so you can rest easy knowing your impact windows are as secure as the first day they were installed.  Because the frame is the same color all the way through, scratches and other marks can easily be buffed out and are generally unnoticeable, eliminating the need for you to fix any cosmetic damage. Vinyl windows never need painting and are guaranteed not to peel, chip, or warp.

The bigger the difference in temperature between outside and inside, the faster heat will move through the window. You'll be sure to notice the difference if you replace your old windows with better-insulating hurricane windows with a vinyl frames. Storm Solutions is one of Southwest Florida’s premier installer of all hurricane protection items, including impact windows with vinyl frames. Let us help you get the hurricane protection you need before next season, while you enjoy energy savings throughout the entire year.

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