And in This Corner….Vinyl Windows!

If you’re reading this article then you know you’re thinking about doing something about those old windows of yours! Your Penryn, CA home may have wood windows or some other material like metal or fiberglass but something is afoot. Not to worry. We’re glad you’re here!

A lot of homeowners out there started out with wood windows. And it made sense back in the day because wood framing was strong and stable and you were told those wood windows would never have to be replaced. Kind of like that old station wagon you had. Sure you got a lot of use out of it but then engines became more energy efficient and it only made sense to upgrade.

Same thing goes with windows. If you had to make a decision on which window material to use solely based on energy efficiency, it would be a tough decision to make. But when you consider window replacement criteria, namely window maintenance, customization options and replacement price you’ll soon see that wood windows require more maintenance than vinyl windows.

At a minimum, wood should be re-painted or re-stained every 3-4 years to help protect them from the tough Penryn, CA elements.

Vinyl windows on the other hand require very little upkeep and maintenance after they’re installed because they never need to be re-painted or re-stained. Simply wash your windows once a year and give your windows a quick checkup to make sure they’re performing the way they should.

Unlike wood windows, vinyl windows can never be painted. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t be customized. Most homeowners think when you buy vinyl windows, you’re stuck with plain white windows. This is not the case. Vinyl windows can come in a variety of colors and finishes to match your home’s décor. Your Penryn, CA vinyl windows can also be outfitted in a wood grain laminate that can be color matched to match your wood floors and cabinets.

Vinyl windows will be more energy efficient, save you money on your energy bills, and are less expensive than new wood windows. Replacing wood windows with vinyl windows is an easy task for any professional window installer.

The Winning Vote

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance and cost-effective option, vinyl windows are best. If you want to change the color of your windows from year to year, wood windows are the better option. Either way, both vinyl and wood windows will give you the energy efficiency you and your home needs.

The professionals at California Craftsman will work with you to come up with the right solution for your windows and your home.

California Craftsman has two convenient locations: 13555 Bowman Rd Ste 405, Auburn, CA 95603 (phone:(530) 887-1857) and 11197 Brockway Rd Ste 5, Truckee, CA 96161 (phone:(530) 582-1822). Stop by for a visit at the location nearest you, give a call or shoot us an email!

California Craftsman: Just like those vinyl windows we’re so excited about, we’re gonna be around for awhile.

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