Two Types of Windows for Houses

In the world of house windows, there are two main contenders in the market. One is on its way out, and the other is taking its place. The purpose of this article is to make sure you choose the one that is stronger, more attractive, and better at what it does.¬†Our contenders are the aluminum single-paned window, the defending champion on his way out. And in the opposite corner, we have the vinyl window, the young, strong, and vigorous opponent of the old guard. I’ll save you the suspense and tell you that the vinyl window wins, hands down, with a knockout in the first round. It’s not even a competition.
Boxing analogies aside, vinyl windows really are a lot better than aluminum ones. That’s because, for starters, they have two panes of glass (at least) instead of one. One pane of glass does almost nothing to insulate, and this is made worse by the fact that aluminum conducts heat very readily. That means that on a hot summer’s day, for example, the heat from outside will pass through the aluminum into your house, making it hot. The same goes for the glass. This translates into higher energy bills in the summer as well as the winter, when heat moves in the opposite direction, from your home to the outdoors. With two panes of glass, insulating air is trapped in the window and you prevent a much greater loss of energy this way. There’s no excuse for these to not be used in all windows for houses when energy efficiency is looked at.
On another level, vinyl windows just look better on most houses. Aluminum ones look old. Vinyl looks bright and clean, and modern besides. That’s why the same house featuring vinyl windows is worth tens of thousands of dollars more than a house with aluminum ones.
With all these compelling reasons, you should understand now why vinyl windows are today’s reigning champions of house windows.

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One Response to “Two Types of Windows for Houses”

  1. matthew says:


    good info!…

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