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Cracking the Myth: Are Vinyl Windows Good or Bad?

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There is something about high-quality windows that just makes a property stand out. Achieving that perfect contrast between the exterior walls of your home and beautiful windows creates a property with a wow factor.

Many things go into making a house feel like a home, but the windows of a property are one of the key elements to achieve this. Due to this, it is understandable that you want the best quality of window for your home – windows that looks good, perform well, and are going to last.

Getting the perfect window for your home starts with choosing the right window frame material – a tough decision for most homeowners. Some people opt for traditional wood, others for aluminium, but most for vinyl.

There are some wonderful reasons why so many people pick modern vinyl as their material of choice, but also some misconceptions about vinyl. This sparks the debate- are vinyl windows good or bad?

If you’re considering vinyl window frames for your home, then we have you covered with a guide that will hopefully answer once and for all.

What Are Vinyl Windows?

The term ‘vinyl windows’, is very broad, covering many different types of window with varying quality.

Vinyl windows are normally either made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride). The difference between them is that uPVC is more rigid and chemically resistant, making it a great material to build window frames from.

The material itself is strong, customisable, and exceptionally adaptable, which is why it is used in so many products. However, while vinyl has the potential to be bespoke, beautiful, and high-performance, it doesn’t mean that it always is.

The answer comes down to whoever is making the windows and installing them. If you opt for a quality window, like the Liniar windows used by Home Logic, then you’re going to get a window that is built to deliver the highest standard of performance.

If you choose a window that is lacking in quality, then you may end up with a property eyesore that is certainly not going to last as long as you might like.

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The EPC rating of a property is very important these days, and we all want to save energy at home – making vinyl a top choice. Most vinyl frames offer great insulation values, helping you to save money on your heating bills

Why Are So Many Homeowners Choosing Vinyl Window Frames?

Whether a certain vinyl window is good or bad hinges on product quality and the installation service, but what actually makes a good vinyl window, good?

While there are plenty of vinyl window benefits, there are five big reasons why many homeowners are turning to vinyl; cost, strength, maintenance, energy-efficiency, and customisation.

1)      Cost

Vinyl windows are one of the most cost-effective window frame materials on the market. A new vinyl window is going to cost considerably less than many of the alternatives available, like wooden window frames.

2)      Strength

The strength, durability, and security offered by a vinyl window frame is outstanding. The frames are well-built to keep a property secure, and have the option of multiple different additional features, like top of the range locking mechanisms.

3)      Maintenance

Vinyl is easy to clean and very simple to maintain. Unlike wooden frames, there is no need to paint vinyl, and most dirt and grim can simply be wiped away.

4)      Energy-Efficiency

The EPC rating of a property is very important these days, and we all want to save energy at home – making vinyl a top choice. Most vinyl frames offer great insulation values, helping you to save money on your heating bills.

5)      Customisation

Whether you want a classic finish, a modern look, or any of the top window types, vinyl has you covered. The material is highly customisable, both in aesthetic finish options and additional features for a more tailored window frame.

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Combined with a vinyl frame, a triple-glazed window can really set you on the right path to optimising your home environment for warmth, comfort, and safety

Don’t Forget Your Triple Glazing!

Another factor that goes into determining whether vinyl windows are good or bad is the type of glazing that you choose. A poor-quality glazing is going to let any system down, so when picking out your new windows, glazing should be an important part of the decision.

Two of the most common glazing options are double-glazing and triple-glazing – with the premier product being triple-glazing.

A triple-glazed window can help make your property carbon neutral, save you money on your energy bills, increase your sound insulation, reduce maintenance, and make your home more secure.

A new product to sweep the UK, many homeowners are investing in triple-glazing for it’s ability to better protect a home against the harsh UK winters, and create a comfortable home environment all year round.

A Helping Hand from the Experts

At Home Logic, we specialise in home improvements that enhance a property, including the provision of high-quality windows for modern homes.

With an expert team and a quality product, you can get the finish you want, without compromising on style or performance.

If you’re considering a new window system, or an investment in triple-glazing, then let us help you make sure that you only get the best product for your home. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, simply click the button below to talk to our team of glazing experts today!