Whether it is time to install new windows and doors or finally upgrade them to a more durable and visually appealing option, many homeowners look at both aluminum and vinyl products. While there are many manufacturers, dealers, styles, and functions to choose from, how can you be sure that you’re making a suitable investment? Here we will examine a few benefits and considerations to keep in mind when purchasing vinyl windows and doors or aluminum windows and doors to help narrow down your choices.
The term vinyl is simplified from the full name of the polymer material called Poly-Vinyl Chloride, or PVC. For vinyl windows, the polymer is blended with certain additives that are specially made to help the windows resist sun damage and more easily be molded into various styles, including designs that mimic wooden frames.
Vinyl Windows Are Inexpensive
You will save money when you go with vinyl window frames over most wood, fiberglass, or composite materials. In many cases, going with a cheaper option can be a mistake in the long run if you are compromising on quality, but this is not the case with vinyl windows and doors. Vinyl is long-lasting and durable due to its wind and weather-resistant qualities.
Vinyl Windows and Doors Are Energy Efficient
In addition to saving money on initial installation, you will also keep your heating and cooling costs down due to the energy-efficient nature of vinyl windows and doors. Consistently keeping your energy costs down has a positive impact on the environment and your bank account.
Vinyl Doors and Windows Are Low Maintenance
One of the most challenging aspects of owning a residence or business is maintenance costs; vinyl windows and doors will simplify upkeep. From material costs to labor costs to time and energy, the material you choose can lead to long-term costs that add up. However, vinyl windows and doors are durable and rarely require touch-ups and repairs.
Vinyl Windows and Doors Offer Style Options
It is no surprise that vinyl windows and doors are trending. As mentioned, vinyl is formulated to be moldable, which means that there are various options available in terms of style selection and some colors. As a result, you can improve your curb appeal with this highly aesthetic addition to your residence’s exterior.
Aluminum Windows Are Durable
Whether you’re in high wind areas or live on the coast and need to consider corrosion, aluminum windows can tolerate nearly any kind of weather-related wear. In addition, aluminum windows and doors are resistant to rust and corrosion so that you can have peace of mind over time.
Aluminum Windows and Doors Are Affordable
As explained above, aluminum windows are highly durable, which contributes to their affordability; in addition to low upfront costs for the material and low maintenance costs over time to upkeep, this is a highly accessible choice for a range of budget options.
Aluminum Doors and Windows Are Eco-Friendly
Like vinyl, aluminum doors and windows are also a highly energy-efficient option that can save money by keeping the energy bill low but is considered a green option that benefits the environment since it is a reusable and recyclable material. This is especially true when an aluminum window or door frame is coupled with the right glass panes to manageable heating and cooling costs.
Aluminum Windows and Doors Are Aesthetic
If appropriately used, aluminum doors and windows can be aesthetically pleasing and offer a modern, sleek exterior appearance. There are also many options in style and color since aluminum can easily be formed to particular shapes and size specifications. Aluminum windows and doors can also be stained and finished for various colors and looks.
All Glass has provided window and door services for over 60 industry years throughout Florida. We are highly committed to our clients to ensure we are the very best at what we do. That’s why we work with numerous manufacturers, all at the top of the industry, to ensure that we can provide options for a range of budgets and styles. We partner with aluminum and vinyl window manufacturers such as CGI, Kolbe, Marvin, PGT, WinDoor, and Euro-Wall.
PGT holds the most Miami-Dade certifications in the industry, demonstrating its commitment to the highest possible quality. As a result, Windoor more than exceeds quality control standards, and in addition, offers a beautiful array of innovative options for every residence or business. CGI similarly provides top-quality products and offers a range of budget and environmentally friendly options that will save on initial costs and energy bill costs over the life of your products. For example, extruded aluminum is stronger and more stable than roll-formed aluminum, which is why Marvin chooses to use only extruded aluminum to make the exterior cladding on Marvin Signature® Ultimate windows and doors. In addition, Kolbe has designed various product lines to meet specific architectural and aesthetic goals with some aluminum window and door options.
With over 60 years of industry experience in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Osprey, and Sarasota County areas, the All Glass & Windows experts are ready to make your dreams a reality. The All Glass and Windows team is ready to help you explore all the manufacturers we work with and help you select the right window and door for your project. Contact us today online, visit our showroom, or call 941-379-9555.