Understanding the Advantages/Disadvantages of Replacement Window Materials

Many homeowners think the longer they wait to update their old and leaky windows, the more money they will save. This is simply not true. The longer you wait to update old and inefficient windows, the more you are allowing your money to fly out the window. It’s important that you choose a trusted and respected company that specializes in replacement windows. It’s also important that you understand the advantages and disadvantages to the different window replacement types that are available.

Vinyl window frames are usually made of ultraviolet light (UV) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that work to keep sunlight from breaking down the material. Another advantage is that Vinyl is extremely low maintenance and never needs to be painted or sealed. The hollow cavities can be filled with insulation, which will keep your home comfortable all year long. They are definitely more energy smart compared to other windows. One disadvantage to vinyl is that they cannot be painted and are not as strong as other materials.

Window frames made of Wood do insulate well but do require a good amount of regular maintenance. A definite advantage to wood is the charming appearance and attention to detail. Plus, they do give you a high thermal performance. Many fall in love with their character and are willing to deal with the maintenance and higher cost.

Aluminum windows are definitely a strong and durable option. Another advantage is that they are available in many styles and colors and are low maintenance. A major disadvantage though is that they are not the most energy efficient windows.

So while there are a lot of options out there when it comes to replacement windows, you can never go wrong by choosing a top notch company who only puts their name on the very best windows. Here at Tennessee Thermal, every single window that bears our name is high quality, energy efficient and built to last.   Our entire window selection will make your home comfortable all year long. Every single one of our windows is energy efficient and constructed to keep the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer! Plus, our experienced installers will make sure your windows are installed air tight so you don’t have to ever worry about gaps and leaks. Tennessee Thermal is proud to serve homeowners in Franklin, Nashville, Clarksville and throughout all of Middle Tennessee with the highest quality replacement windows in the industry.


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