Vinyl Windows Vs Aluminum Windows – Which is Better?

Vinyl windows and aluminum windows are some of the most popular window choices for homes in Florida and the Toledo area. While both are popular choices because they are more durable, require less maintenance, are less expensive, and offer more styling options than wood windows, each one has their advantages and disadvantages. So how do you know which one is the best option for you and your home? Which one will provide you with the benefits you are looking for? Well, we’re here to help you!

Aluminum Windows

Because of aluminum’s strength and structural integrity, aluminum windows allow for thinner frames and larger windows. Unfortunately, these are some of the least energy-efficient windows on the market. Aluminum is a heat conductor, which means they can actually transfer the heat from outside and warm the room, even if you purchase a window with the best energy-efficient glass on the market. But that’s not the only problem you will come across with this type of window. These window types are also susceptible to condensation inside the windows that can cause a host of other issues, such as mold, mildew, and water damage. In addition, even the best aluminum windows tend to deteriorate and corrode over time. The aluminum itself along with the protective finish break down because of high humidity and constant contact with air-borne abrasives such as dirt and/or sand. This will inevitably further reduce the energy efficiency of your windows.

Due to the number of disadvantages associated with aluminum windows, consumers typically only choose this window type because their HOA requires it. In other cases, you would be better off looking at other window options, such as vinyl windows, as you will get more bang for your buck.

Vinyl Windows

Unlike aluminum windows, vinyl windows are more durable and more resistant to corrosion, rotting, chipping, and peeling. Vinyl windows are also considered to be less maintenance than aluminum windows. In fact, these windows are considered to be almost completely maintenance-free. While aluminum windows typically have to be repainted due to color fading or to hide chips and scratches, vinyl windows very rarely, if ever, need to be repainted.

In addition, vinyl windows offer superior insulation and energy efficiency than aluminum windows because unlike aluminum windows, vinyl minimizes heat transfer. This means that warm air stays outside of your house in the summer and inside your house in the winter, thereby minimizing how hard your HVAC needs to work year round, and saving you money month after month. Our vinyl windows also utilize multi-cavity chambers to further help insulate the air and reduce heat transfer, while simultaneously increasing the strength and rigidity of the windows.

A window replacement project is a great investment that is sure to not just increase the value of your home, but also increase its energy efficiency and increase the security of your home. Regardless of whether you choose vinyl windows or aluminum windows, we have multiple styles of each from which you can choose. However, to get the most out of your investment, you need the top window replacement company. After all, the best windows on the market become worthless with an improper installation. For the best window replacement company in Florida and the Toledo area, call the experts at ARMORVUE Window & Door, the clearly stronger choice for you.


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