Who would have thought that vinyl records, better known as LP’s, would ever go the way of the dinosaurs. LP’s had a heck of a run, fighting off cassettes and 8-tracks, but finally losing out to the economics of CD’s. No matter. It might have to do with the durability of vinyl, but “vinyl” is making a comeback…only not in record form…
Until that fateful day occurs, vinyl has more of a presence in your house than you think. The pipes and tubing of you kitchen and bathrooms are probably vinyl, for example. And even your windows! Now the most recognizable features of a window are the glass and the framing. The framing material of a typical window is usually wood, aluminum or vinyl. Each material has its advantages, but on closer inspection, you might discover that vinyl replacement windows are worth their weight in gold.
So what is Vinyl?
Vinyl is the common name given to an advanced polymer called Polyvinyl Chloride, or “PVC”.
It turns out that PVC, or Vinyl, is used in all sorts of things. We already mentioned records, but PVC is one of the most used polymers in the world. It is utilized in construction, transportation, medical devices and more. You see, PVC itself is, in fact, a Polymer.
PVC is a safe, economical, thermally resistant material that can be used in many applications. It just needs to be modified to suit that job’s particular needs or application.
Vinyl: Multi-tasking to the Max
Vinyl Windows are generally more attractive, and have a less utilitarian overall appearance. Lots of different finishes are offered in vinyl window frames. If scratched or chipped for any reason, the exposed parts will look the same since the material is the same throughout.
Vinyl is highly resistant to scratching, cracking and marring. It’s not as easily dented, either The wood-grain appearance on vinyl windows is often a popular alternative to actual wood, which is more problematic than either vinyl or aluminum. Wood takes much more maintenance over the years and can be a real eyesore if not maintained properly. But vinyl, on the other hand, is superior to the painted surface of aluminum windows.
Finally, in terms of energy efficiency, vinyl windows perform better when it comes to this important contemporary issue. They are designed to provide the industry’s best energy efficiency.
At Olander’s Window Replacement, we stake our reputation on every job we do. When it comes to Tucson, AZ vinyl windows, let Olander’s complement your style and your housing needs with cutting edge technology and savings that will stay with you for as long as you own your home!
Olander’s Window Replacement is conveniently located at 4141 Speedway Blvd. Better yet, why not schedule a free in-home estimate as your earliest convenience! Give us a call us at (520)-326-2909. You can also stop by, give a call or shoot us an email at email@example.com.
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