While shopping for new windows for your San Diego home, there’s a strong likelihood you’ve heard about vinyl windows and their many benefits. Vinyl windows were introduced in the early 1970’s and since then, they have risen in popularity to become the most widely purchased window material in the country. Unfortunately, with such popularity, some false information is bound to spread. Sadly, myths have lead homeowners to purchase low quality vinyl windows for their homes instead of the windows they really want. To help separate fact from fiction, we’ve put together a short list of common vinyl window myths to be aware of.
Myth #1: When Shopping for Vinyl Windows, Look for the Blue Tint
Like many myths, this one started off based on fact. It was true that when vinyl windows were first produced, those with a blue tint often had a higher quality. That’s because the tint was a result of an added chemical that increased the window’s insulating properties. So why is this now a myth? Unfortunately, other manufacturers caught on to the tip and started adding their own blue dye to the mix to create the same look without the additional benefits. Moral of the story: don’t be fooled by the blue.
Myth #2: Vinyl Windows are Affordable Because they Are Low Quality
In other industries, like vehicles or jewelry, it’s only natural to be suspicious of the quality of a low priced item. However, when it comes to windows, this often isn’t the case. Some windows hold a higher price tag simply due to their aesthetic appeal or the fact that they fall within a current industry trend. Vinyl windows were introduced to the market with the intent of being a more economical option. However, they still offer more benefits than many of the competing materials available.
Myth #3: Vinyl Windows Are Only Available in White
Again, this is one myth that was originally based on fact. When vinyl windows were first introduced to the market, it was rare to find them in a color other than white. However, due to their rising popularity, many manufacturers have begun to offer vinyl windows in wide variety of colors and styles. Some manufacturers will even allow you to place custom orders.
Myth #4: Vinyl Windows Won’t Save You Much Money
To say vinyl windows are an overrated investment opportunity is completely false. Vinyl windows help you save money in a number of areas including monthly energy bills, maintenance costs, repair costs, and upkeep services. In addition, vinyl windows have the potential to raise the resale value of your home. In fact, recent real estate reports suggest that homeowners with vinyl windows can expect up to an 80% return on the original cost of their windows once their home has sold.
Want to learn more about vinyl windows La Mesa, CA? We suggest calling 619-258-0515 and speaking with a Windows Solution professional who will schedule a free, highly informative, no pressure consultation for you. You can also stop by 613 W. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020 to meet our team in person.