Vinyl Window and Door Installation on Long Island
Choosing Vinyl Windows and Doors over Wood
Vinyl windows are significantly less expensive than wood windows, and more effective when it comes to energy efficiency, vinyl windows offer significant benefits over wood:
- Low maintenance.
- Strength and durability.
- Excellent resistance to abrasion, corrosion, salt air, termites and air pollutants.
REMODELING Magazine last year reported that you could recoup up to 71.2% of the project cost of replacement windows if you choose energy-efficient vinyl windows. That means a vinyl window replacement project could deliver a bigger return on investment than many other popular home improvement projects such as adding or remodeling a bathroom, kitchen or sunroom.
Good Guys Contracting, your Long Island Vinyl Window Installer, can Help Upgrade your Windows
Glass Quality Choice
The make-up of your insulated glass unit can impact the cost of your windows, but ultimately the glass pack influences the energy efficiency of your windows so you don’t want to skimp on this extremely important part of your new window. All Vista windows will provide you with an ENERGY STAR® rating that could qualify you for a federal tax credit, which can then provide you with a way to save money on your replacement window costs. For more about potential cost savings when installing energy-efficient windows, or ENERGY STAR®, windows, visit irs.gov.
Choice of Window Style
Although the following factors can influence the cost of replacement windows, you may find them worthwhile:
- Casement windows can be the most expensive window style, but they’re the most energy-efficient window style, thereby making them a worthwhile purchase.
- Exterior architectural shapes and other aesthetic configurations give you the ability to customize the look of your home.
- Customizable options, such as etched glass, hardware finishes, grids and exterior colors help to reflect, are available.
Window Warranty Coverage
It’s always wise to compare warranties as you consider the cost of vinyl windows. Typically, larger manufacturers offer a better warranty – meaning a greater chance that the manufacturer will stand behind its products and resolve disputes. Vista offers a lifetime warranty that’s good for all vinyl frames and sashes, working parts and insulated glass units, for as long as you own it. Plus, upon the sale of your home, the warranty is transferable to a second homeowner.
The best way for you to find out the cost of your replacement windows is to schedule a consultation with a Good Guys Contracting window estimator.
For REMODELING’s full Cost vs. Value Report – including how you can recoup a significant amount of your vinyl replacement windows cost when you decide to sell your home – please visit costvsvalue.com.
For more information about Vista vinyl windows and doors please visit www.vistawindowreplacements.com.