It’s a simple goal in modern day home life - keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while keeping energy costs low. The excellent thermal properties of vinyl windows make that goal attainable.
The specially designed insulating airspaces in vinyl window frames, combined with their low conductivity, make them a formidable barrier to heat transfer. But their environmental performance in other areas is also impressive.
Facts About Vinyl Windows:
- Energy efficiency – Vinyl is one of the most energy-efficient major plastics. Vinyl has been shown to perform favourably in terms of thermal insulation and to produce low levels of greenhouse gas emissions during its lifecycle.
- Vinyl windows are so durable that the vast majority of them installed over the past 25 years are still in use.
- $125 - $340 annual savings can be attained on energy bills by replacing single pane windows with ENERGY STAR® vinyl windows.
- High durability, low maintenance vinyl windows are impervious to rot, rust, corrosion, blistering, flaking and infestation, and are resistant to fungus and mildew.
- Inherently fire retardant, meeting stringent fire requirements vinyl windows have excellent fire performance qualities.
- The leading component in the production of vinyl is common salt, an abundant and inert natural resource.
- Vinyl’s high strength makes it ideal for windows as it is very dimensionally stable.
- Vinyl is highly recyclable – over 1 billion pounds of post-industrial vinyl is recycled in North America each year and 100% of manufacturing scrap is recyclable.
- Vinyl benefits help architects deliver LEED building ratings.
- Vinyl recycling is achieved mechanically, with low energy consumption and no invasive chemical resulting in a low carbon footprint.
- Vinyl windows are versatile, stable and meet LEED building ratings.
- Vinyl windows - an industry focused on environmental health and safety.