Vinyl Windows - Ideal Replacement For Your Old Wood Windows

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Do you have old, rotting, drafty, deteriorating wood windows? You're going to have to decide whether to try to rehabilitate the old windows (in many cases this is simply not possible) or replace them. If you do choose to replace your old wood windows, you will need to decide if you would prefer the same type of wood windows, or modern, energy efficient vinyl windows. We will take a look at a couple of the pros and cons of both choices.

Many older homes are historic and they may possess some retro charm, and the old fashioned wood windows can lend a certain authenticity to the look of an older home. But there are many pitfalls to wood windows as well, and the negatives may indeed outweigh the positives. If value is a concern, wood windows are more expensive than vinyl windows, and if you were to decide to install wood replacement windows throughout your entire home the price difference would be significant.

Maintenance is also a huge factor when you are considering the purchase of wood replacement windows. Every few years you'll have to scrape, sand & paint them. Vinyl windows never have to be maintained, so add a few hours & cans of paint every few years to the formula when comparing.

When you have vinyl windows installed, you get a great deal of value for your investment. Vinyl windows are less expensive than wood replacement windows, and they provide a very high degree of insulation. Vinyl windows come in dozens of colors so they can be matched to any existing color design, or become the centerpiece of something new. Vinyl windows can be customized in a number of different ways, including the manner in which they lock, the way that they open, and the number of panes that they contain.

When you consider all of the facts, if you care about getting the maximum value for your money and you don't want to have to spend a lot of time and money maintaining your windows, vinyl replacement windows are the best choice. Wood windows provide some old world charm in a way, but they are expensive, they deteriorate, rot, decay, and they require a lot of work.

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For top quality Atlanta vinyl replacement windows at a price that you can afford, call the trusted professionals at Weathertite Windows of Atlanta. We are committed to 100% customer satisfaction, and our insured and bonded installers are selected due to their years of experience and commitment to superior craftsmanship. Our promise for almost 20 years has been "for the life of your house." It is a promise that we stand by every day. It is the reason our customers come back again and again.

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This article was published on 2010/03/31