- Windows Buyers Guide
- Energy & Insulation
- About Us
Plastic Window Frames Are Low-Cost and Durable
Get Expert Installation At The Best Price By Using Local Window Installers Who Are Competing For Your Business
Most of today’s plastic window frames are manufactured using UPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride). This material is more rigid than regular PVC and has become increasingly popular for use in the building industry.
There are generally two schools of thought regarding plastic window frames.
- The first group of people appreciates plastic window frames because they require very little maintenance and are incredibly affordable.
- On the other end of the spectrum are those who don’t particularly like them because they lack the attractiveness of other window frame types.
Your personal opinion, of course, is what will determine whether you choose plastic window frames for the new or replacement windows in your own home.
The best way to decide if the affordable prices of plastic window frames are worth the less than upscale look is to take a look at the material yourself to determine if it will work best with your home style. Request a quote today and you'll receive 3 or more quotes from area window installers. When local window installers compete against each other, it gives you the opportunity to get the best price for your new windows and installation.
Advantages of Plastic Window Frames:
- Low maintenance
- Available in many sizes, colors and designs
Disadvantages of Plastic Window Frames:
- Deteriorate over time
- Extreme temperatures can result in cracking or expansion
- Less aesthetically appealing
Take Advantage of an Energy-Efficient Window Frame Material
A great point in favor of plastic window frames is the fact that they are quite environmentally green. Many manufacturers specifically use recycled plastics when making these window frames. Additionally, when plastic window frames are no longer fit to be used in the home, you can recycle them again.
Plastic frames can help reduce your energy costs as the material is a good insulator.
If you are concerned with the environment, this type of window frame is a great choice for you.