Preventing Condensation, Stopping Drafts and Other Challenges With Windows

Windows are the eyes to a house's soul – if your windows are big and beautiful so too is your home, but they can also include a range of challenges as well. With sub par windows, you can look forward to a drafty home with high heating bills. Similarly, there are also moisture issues – for example, if you don't seal the space between your double panes securely enough, you will get a build up of condensation. Having lived in old houses and having helped choose the windows for new houses, I'm familiar with a range of challenges associated with windows. If you want tips and ideas, you've come to the right spot. Please, explore and enjoy.

Wood And Vinyl Windows Compared


Windows are often the first thing that needs to be replaced because they are handled so frequently, creating a lot more wear and tear. Window replacement is a major investment that requires a little bit of research. That is, you want to find a product that is both stylish, energy efficient and functional. Of course, some people value some features, like the style, more than others. This article compares wooden windows with vinyl and wooden windows. These two materials are both very common for window construction, but they have a lot of important differences.

Vinyl Windows

Vinyl is one of the most practical window materials simply because it is waterproof, low maintenance, energy efficient, and easy to own every way. First of all, you will never need to repaint vinyl, nor should you try. Vinyl is not a material that can be repainted. Second, vinyl is waterproof so cleaning it is very simple. In fact, most people just clean their vinyl at the same time they clean their glass panes. Many homeowners want a window product that they don't need to worry about after it is installed. If this is one of your main concerns, it is hard to beat.

It is also worth mentioning that vinyl is made in many colors and styles. Of course, when you shop over the counter, you will only find neutral, plain colors. But, you can find manufacturers that offer custom-dyed products according to the customer's order.

Wood Windows

Some people don't like the look of vinyl and prefer a more natural product like wood. Wood is obviously a material that has been used in window construction for centuries. It is durable and water-resistant, but it needs to be maintained. Specifically, you need to seal your wood every few years to maintain the water resistance. This can obviously be a turn-off to many buyers. However, some buyers see this as a great opportunity to change the colors on their windows. That is, since wood can be repainted, you always have the ability to change your window color or stain finish whenever you want to freshen up your style.

Both vinyl and wooden windows will be a smart investment because they will increase the value of your property, giving the inside and outside of your home a facelift. You just need to decide whether you want a low maintenance or a no maintenance product.

Contact a company like Snyders Shades & Shutters for more information and assistance. 


24 September 2017