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Not All Vinyl Windows Are Created Equal

Just about all of the vinyl window frames on the market today contain some level of polyvinyl chloride, which is commonly called PVC. This material provides those who have vinyl windows in their homes with lots of advantages. The No. 1 advantage is that PVC doesn’t need to be maintained much at all. It’s why so many people choose vinyl windows when installing replacement windows in Dallas, Texas.

One of the things that you might not know though, is that Not All Vinyl Windows Are Created Equal. While most contain PVC, each window manufacturer creates their vinyl windows a little bit differently. As a result, you shouldn’t expect the vinyl windows from one window company to be exactly the same as the next company’s windows. You also shouldn’t just buy whichever vinyl windows are the most affordable because you want to make sure you get the right windows for your specific home. 

Typically, vinyl windows are made out of a compound known as polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. In general, PVC can be difficult to push through the dies, in order to make the extrusion. To aid the PVC through the dies, plasticizers are added to make the compound more pliable. While plasticizers aid in the production of the extrusion, they can have some adverse side effects as well. Plasticizers can make the vinyl itself very dense and brittle, thus making the final product susceptible to cracking and the effects of ultra-violet light. This is not exactly the type of product most people would want in their home.

The vinyl frames that are used to create Burris Windows contain a compound that is unique to creating their windows, Unplasticized-polyvinyl chloride, or uPVC. The Burris Window company goes into great lengths to creating long-lasting windows that others don’t put nearly as much time into creating perfect vinyl formulas for their windows. Vinyl windows made from uPVC will look just like other vinyl windows but the final product is stronger, longer lasting, and will fight the effects of Ultra-Violet light better.

If you’re thinking about adding new vinyl windows to your home right now and unsure of which vinyl windows would work best for you, don’t be afraid to ask companies what sets their windows apart. They should be able to explain, in detail, the ingredients in their windows that give them a definitive advantage over other windows and why they are more expensive. They should talk to you about what makes their vinyl windows so strong and insulated, if that is, in fact, the case. If they leave those kinds of things out, they might not be making the kind of high-quality premium windows you need for your home.  

Optimal Windows stands behind the vinyl windows that we sell. We only work with trusted vinyl window manufacturers like Burris Windows that produce windows using the best materials and glass. Over the years, thousands of customers have come to enjoy the benefits of these products, and we think you will too.

We would be happy to tell you all about what makes them different from other vinyl windows you might find. Reach out to us at 972.768.1999 to learn more about Burris uPVC vinyl windows and Cardinal Low-E Glass options.