Exterior view of a house with a vinyl window

When to Use Vinyl Windows

When it comes to your Vancouver home or business, you want to make sure you get everything just right. Choosing your windows is a decision that you’ll have to live with for a long time so it’s natural to want to select the right framing material for your needs. Maybe you’ve got your eye on vinyl windows but you’re not sure it’s the right choice. Keep reading to learn when vinyl is the best option.


Window Framing Materials 

As you may already be aware, there are a number of different options when it comes to choosing your window frames. Let’s take a closer look at what’s out there:


  • Aluminum
  • Fiberglass/Composite
  • Vinyl/PVC
  • Wood

Wood has been a popular choice for centuries for its classic and cozy appearance. While beautiful, wood has been falling out of favour with both builders and homeowners in recent years due to the level of upkeep required to maintain it. Aluminum and vinyl windows are emerging as the new industry leaders in Vancouver because of the versatility that they offer and the minimal amount of maintenance they require.

What is Vinyl Exactly? 

Vinyl windows are manufactured using a special polymer called Poly-vinyl Chloride otherwise known as PVC. PVC is the same material that all or your plumbing pipes are made from.

The PVC used in your window frames is treated with special chemicals like plasticizers to make it more durable and more flexible than other applications of PVC. The result is a strong and long lasting window frame that can weather the storm year after year. 


The Vinyl Advantage

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to your windows and everyone has their preference. But vinyl windows manufactured with PVC have some distinct advantages that are worth knowing about. Check it out below:


  • Adds to your home’s value
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Comes in a wide range of colours and styles
  • Draft-free seal
  • Energy efficient 
  • Excellent insulating properties
  • Excellent noise reduction
  • High thermal efficiency 
  • Less condensation 
  • Low maintenance
  • Retains its finish
  • Reduces your monthly energy costs
  • Traps in heat
  • Won’t fade, rust, chip or peel


RetroTeck Window Mfg Ltd – Providing Vancouver Homeowners and Businesses With the Window of Choice

Vinyl windows are a popular choice with homeowners in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam and throughout the area. If you’re looking for commercial or industrial windows, aluminum may be your best bet due to its lighter weight and more minimalist aesthetic. Whatever your choice, RetroTeck Window Mfg Ltd is here to help.

We specialize in the fabrication, sales, installation and repair of custom aluminum and vinyl doors and windows for both our residential and commercial clients. Contact RetroTeck Window Mfg Ltd today to learn more about our products and services or to obtain a free quote. We also have three showrooms, located in Nanaimo, Burnaby and Victoria.

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