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Installing Vinyl Windows

By Francine L. Huff
Installing Vinyl Windows

Whether you want to improve the overall appearance of your home, or increase its energy efficiency, installing vinyl windows can help achieve your goals. Here's what you need to know about replacement windows.

Buying in Bulk Saves Money

Whether you install vinyl windows yourself or hire a professional you'll pay less per window the more you buy. Check online or visit home improvement centers to compare different windows and prices. Replacement window companies will come to your home to measure and show you different features.

Energy Efficiency

Old windows that have not been replaced may be rotting or may have shifted over time, allowing air to leak through them. Installing new vinyl windows can help cut down on the amount of heat and air conditioning you lose through cracks. Inefficient windows can also result in condensation or pools of water on the sills. Look for the Energy Star rating when shopping for replacement windows.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl windows don't require a lot of maintenance. Double-pane glass can help you cut energy costs by as much as 15 percent when replacing older-style single-pane windows. You can also buy vinyl casement, awning, and hopper windows as well as sliding patio doors.

How to Install Windows

It's important to measure your window openings accurately so you order the right sized windows. Not all openings are identical even if they appear the same. Measure each one because vinyl windows are custom-built and nonreturnable.

When choosing new windows make sure they enhance the character of your home. You may be able to get dark brown vinyl windows but most companies manufacture them in white.

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