For most homeowners, costs play a major role when considering the purchase of replacement windows --- both in the price of the units themselves and in their long-term return-on-investment with energy savings.
“Vinyl windows are a solid investment for the home,” says contractor Mark Clement, co-host of the MyFixitUpLife home improvement radio show. “They’re at least 10 percent less expensive to purchase than wood windows and they offer great insulating value which can help reduce energy bills.
“The fusion-welded corners on the Simonton vinyl windows I installed in my Pennsylvania home are tremendous. Combined with a strong glass package, these windows are extremely energy efficient. We actually saw our energy bills drop starting the month after I installed these windows in our house.
“Buying energy efficient vinyl homes windows that are ENERGY STAR qualified is always a smart choice for a homeowner. There are so many architectural styles, configurations and choices available to homeowners with vinyl windows that they’re a top choice from the outset for me. Combine design options, great looks and even hardware choices with cost and maintenance savings, and you’ve got a mix that is hard to beat!”
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