Archives for July 2012

The Problems with Vinyl Windows (And Why We Don’t Install Them)

Vinyl windows of all kinds have made their way into the market-place over the past 15-20 years, being touted as energy efficient, durable, and a cheaper alternative to wood windows.

I’m here to confess that I installed a few vinyl windows when they first hit the Chicago market in the mid to late 1990’s; that is, until I started questioning the claims being put forth by the different manufacturers regarding the ‘benefits’ of vinyl windows. Once I stepped back and looked at the claims objectively, here’s what I found: [Read more…]