Keystone Siding & Windows is proud to provide residential window replacement services in cities throughout Greater Atlanta, GA, including in Forsyth, Gwinnett, Fulton, Cobb, and DeKalb counties. We have helped many satisfied customers improve the beauty and energy efficiency of their home using a local PVC window manufacturer.
Our teams have over 25 years’ experience working with a wide variety of window applications. We understand the importance of matching our home window replacement services to your home’s architectural design and will strive to exceed expectations.
Why are Cellular PVC windows better than Vinyl Windows?
Durability and Strength
Vinyl replacement windows are very common and are built using components made of polyvinyl chloride (informally known as PVC). Polyvinyl chloride is a combination of different chemicals, plasticizers, and pigments and is commonly used to make plumbing pipes, electrical pipes, and many other plastic items.
Window components for vinyl replacement windows are extruded and contain hollow chambers. Extruded hollow vinyl features a foam or cell-structure inside. The hollow chambers make for a lighter product and easier production because the components are easier to weld together. However, these thinner extruded vinyl windows are more apt to warp and have a thinner profile, and operationally can feel stiff.
Cellular PVC windows are also made from polyvinyl chloride, but through a different type of manufacturing process the components are made with a solid core. This adds strength and rigidity to the product that improves operation and also gives the windows a better appearance. The window components (brickmould, sill, jamb, and sash rails) used to manufacture these windows have the same profile as wood and look exactly like wood but without the downfalls of wood rot and warp. Cellular PVC can be nailed, sawn, and fabricated just like wood because of its solid core, making it a flexible building and home product.
One major factor to consider when using vinyl replacement window is loss of glass space and therefore loss of light coming in. In using residential window replacement services and removing your old windows, you are left with the original framed opening. Vinyl replacement windows only come as a complete framed window, which means there’s an outer frame along with the sill and the brickmould, as well as the components like the track and the sashes that make the window operational.
You insert the new window directly into the opening, but it’s like putting a box into a box. Therefore, you have less glass space and it can be significant, sometime removing an inch or more on all four sides.
When you install a PVC replacement window, the replacement kit consists of the track, the sashes, and some trim and finishing pieces. The track is installed onto the original framed opening and then the sashes are put in. Because you’re not adding an additional frame, you maintain, if not improve the glass space you had over the original window.
Vinyl replacement windows have to come as a framed kit because the individual components aren’t strong enough to be installed the way our replacement windows are constructed.
Vinyl replacement windows come in two interior colors, white and almond/tan. They are not manufactured to be painted whereas cellular PVC windows can be painted to match your interior trim. However, your color choices are limited and the color you choose will be your only future option. Once painted, cellular PVC windows require minimal maintenance and can be re-painted if you decide to change your color scheme.
Vinyl replacement windows do not look like wood where Cellular PVC windows have the same architectural moldings as traditional wood windows and the same heft.
Why are Cellular PVC windows better than Wood Windows?
Cellular PVC product lines from Precision Millworks have all the natural characteristics of wood, including great appearance–without wood’s shortcomings. They won’t peel, splinter, decay or absorb moisture, and they have enhanced screw-holding power. This is why we use them for all our home window replacement services.
Ready to receive a quote for our residential window replacement services in Greater Atlanta, GA? Call us today for more information. We look forward to helping your home glow with fresh windows!