While your roofing system is a large and important component of your home’s thermal envelope, it is not the only one that contributes to your home’s energy efficiency and comfort levels. Another thing you have to take a good look at is the quality of your windows.
Windows are part of the thermal envelope, and they also contribute to your home’s curb appeal. Although the roof is much larger, along with the siding, your windows are usually the first to be noticed.
If you’re thinking about window replacement, you should look into vinyl windows. There are several types of windows, but vinyl is one of the most popular because of several reasons. Here are some of them:
Vinyl windows can either come with your choice of color or primed for painting. When you choose pre-painted windows of good quality, expect the color to last a long time. As a matter of fact, the color will remain looking new with just some basic maintenance.
You don’t need to spend money on special cleaning solutions to keep your windows looking new and clean. Unlike other materials, such as wood, vinyl doesn’t need repainting or staining. A bucket of water, a soft and clean microfiber cloth, and a cleaning solution of water mixed with a gentle detergent are all you need.
Pro tip: use separate cloths for wiping the window frames and the glass to avoid scratches. Low-pile microfiber is best for glass to prevent streaking.
As your vinyl windows are part of your home’s thermal envelope, you don’t want them to be the source of air leaks. Vinyl doesn’t transfer heat naturally so your indoor temperature is not affected if your windows also have dual-pane glass. This helps seal in the temperature you like.
Vinyl windows are available in many colors that can match any home palette. They are also available in just about any window style imaginable. Your contractor can even customize vinyl windows to fit any size and form on your home.
Roof Masters is a trusted roofing and window company. We also offer high-quality doors. Let’s work together to choose the best products for your home. Call us today at (301) 230-7663, or fill out the form here to schedule your estimate in Beltsville, MD.