Choosing The Right Type Of Vinyl Window

Vinyl windows are popular because they can be easy to clean and can last a long time. They can also look just like wood window frames. Therefore, many homeowners choose this option over more traditional types of windows. There are three types of vinyl windows to choose from.


Double-hung windows are one of the most common types of vinyl windows chosen. Both the sashes can be opened. They are popular because they are easier to clean. They are also ideal for those who want to use window air conditioners. If you live in a cold region, they are ideal because they do a better job keeping cold weather out, but casement windows are also great for this purpose.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are great for those who live in very cold climates, but they can also provide a lot of ventilation for when the summer is hot. Casement windows have a crank that works the window open and shut. They secure at several points and can create a very tight seal. Because they can be hinged from the left to the right, they can be used to provide excellent ventilation. One of the problems is that the hinge of the casement window might become damaged and the window may not open or shut easily, which will require a service call from a repair technician. 

Sliding Windows

If you live in a warmer climate, it makes more sense to use a sliding window. The sliding window moves horizontally to allow for ventilation. This is an option that allows for the maximum amount of ventilation, to keep the home cool. However, they can also keep cold air out when they are slid in place. This type of window is ideal for windows that are wider than they are high. The window can consist of one, two, or three sliders depending on the size of the window.

If you can't decide the type of window that you would like your home to have, consider calling a vinyl window frame installation company like Gilkey Windows for advice. These professionals will inspect your current window and will help you decide whether you should have your current window replaced with a different type. But to some extent, it also comes down to what you find more appealing. Since you will be opening these windows regularly, you must consider which style you find the most comfortable and convenient to operate.

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