Know what it Means to Have Vinyl Windows


Most homeowners are unaware of the value that replacement windows offer. This is largely because they underestimate the energy-saving ability of modern windows or just don’t know what type of window is right for their home. At See-Thru Windows, one of our objectives is to help expand your knowledge of window types and styles so you can make the best decision for your home. By knowing how to determine the energy efficiency a window or understanding the difference between window materials, you’ll never find yourself falling victim to slick salesperson ever again.

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There are four primary types of window materials including vinyl, fiberglass, wood, and aluminum. Of these types, the most commonly used currently is vinyl. When we refer to vinyl, fiberglass, etc., we’re referring to frame materials. Window frame components include the perimeter frame and the frames around the window’s operable parts. Windows with vinyl framing materials are very popular among newer homes and first-time homeowners, making them one of the most common window types found on modern homes.

The Popularity of Vinyl

  • Affordability: Relatively inexpensive, vinyl is great for the budget-conscious consumer. Even with the lower price tag, they still perform with incredible efficiency and are extremely durable.
  • Energy Efficiency: The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material vinyl windows are made of has a high R-Value, meaning that it has a high resistance to heat transference.
  • Low-Maintenance: Vinyl won’t rust or corrode like other materials are known to do, plus, it never needs to be repainted or refinished. The low-maintenance style makes vinyl perfect for homeowners that live an on-the-go lifestyle.
  • Customization: Vinyl frames can be made to match any look you’re going for coming in a variety of colors and finishes, including wood-grain.

The benefits of vinyl make it the clear choice for window type among modern homeowners, but in the end, it all comes down to what your preference is. If you want a budget-friendly, energy efficient window that’s customizable in many vibrant colors, then vinyl is the right fit for you. Remember the name See-Thru Windows when it comes to finding a trusted and informed source for your window replacement projects. We are the trusted window source for Waldorf and surrounding areas so contact us today to learn more about getting high-quality vinyl windows.

About Us

See-Thru Windows is the one-stop shop for home improvement products and services in Waldorf and the surrounding areas. We specialize in replacement windows but offer much more, including entry doors, bathroom remodeling products, and several other home improvement options. Our dedication to bettering homes with high-quality products has made us the trusted home remodeler of the Waldorf area for the past 20 years. Our windows and doors are rated and tested to standards set by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your in-home estimate!

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