While shopping for windows for your San Diego home, chances are you have heard about vinyl windows and their many benefits. Vinyl windows were introduced to the market in the early 1970’s as a cost effective alternative to other window options on the market. Since then the window material has maintained its low price tag but has grown in popularity to become the most widely purchased window material in the country. As with most popular products’ myths began to arise and window material fell under some false misconceptions. Here we will be discussing some of the most common myths associated with vinyl windows to help you separate fact from fiction.
Myth #1 Vinyl Windows Are Only Available in White
When vinyl windows were first launched, no one anticipated just how popular they would be, which is why it was rare to find the windows in any color other than white. However, the market has grown and thanks to vinyl windows’ rising popularity, they can now be found in a number of styles and colors.
Myth #2 Vinyl Windows Aren’t Customizable
Typically when homeowners think about customizing windows, they are likely considering the painting and staining associate with wooden windows. While it’s more difficult to customize vinyl windows yourself, many manufacturers accept custom orders from homeowners.
Myth #3 All Vinyl Windows are Energy Efficient
All vinyl windows aren’t created equal, so while some vinyl windows may claim energy-efficient capabilities, it always pays to check the label. Look for indicators like ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION, which means the windows have passed the highest standards of energy efficiency, or the windows U-factor (the rating that determines how well a window insulates your home) to see if the window model is up to the job. Remember, when it comes to a window’s U-factor, the lower the number the better it’s insulating capabilities.
Myth #4 Vinyl Windows feature Single-Pane Glass
When it comes to vinyl windows, double- and triple-paned glass are considered the standard. This means vinyl windows offer enhanced security, energy efficiency and noise reduction. Double- and triple-paned glass is optimal for both cold and warm environments, making them the ideal choice for any home.
The best way to ensure you’re receiving legitimate information about vinyl windows San Diego is to speak directly with a window expert. At Pelican Window, our window experts are happy to introduce you our wide variety of quality vinyl windows while answering any questions you may have regarding the popular material. We can even provide you with a free, highly informative, no pressure at home consultation. To speak to an expert today or to request your free at home consultation give us a call at (760) 598-6433 or feel free to visit our showroom floor to view our selection of vinyl windows. Our showroom is located at 2210 La Mira Dr. Vista, CA 92081. We look forward to assisting you with all of your vinyl window needs!