We recommend PVC windows for the following reasons:
PVC can be welded in the corners preventing air infiltration through the frame. Fiberglass, wood and aluminum window frames can only be mechanically fastened.
PVC is more efficient than wood and vastly more efficient than aluminum. Our Restorations PVC windows are insulated with the same foam that’s in your refrigerator! The R-value (higher number is better) of our Restorations insulated uPVC window frame is 7.14, compared to 1.25 for wood and <0.10 for aluminum window frames.
Better Cost-Benefit Ratio
PVC windows have a good Cost-Benefit ratio. Wood and aluminum window frames are much more expensive to make and produce. With the initial cost being lower and the long-term savings it’s a no brainer to choose PVC over wood!
PVC is low maintenance. If you have ever had to scrape and repaint or replace the glazing on wood windows you’ll appreciate the weather resistance of a PVC window! Most of the time all you’ll need to do is wipe them down with a wet washcloth to clean them. No wood rot, no repainting.