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Choosing vinyl is a great alternative thanks to its energy efficiency characteristics. Vinyl is made from PVC, which is a great insulator. This means that no matter what the weather is outdoors, the indoors will not be affected. It is also cheaper than normal glass and you, therefore, get a better value for money. The challenge comes in finding a professional company that can handle vinyl window glass repair and installation projects. Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking of vinyl window glass:

1. Types of windows.

First, you will need to know what type of window you have or want. Although windows have changed much over the centuries, there are some subtle innovations which you should be aware of.

Casement Windows are normally larger windows which swing outwards or inwards. They are relatively modern windows and are often chosen since they allow the maximum amount of ventilation than any other window.

Sliding windows are probably the most common type around. They are extremely easy to use and move on a horizontal track. The downside is that they only allow ventilation on a half side, so part of the window is always closed.

Accent or Picture Windows are chosen for more traditional, rustic residences. They split the window into many small shapes, such as squares at the bottom and an octagon at the top. Because of the numerous sashes, the frame tends to take up a considerable amount of the window and so ventilation is fairly limited.

Double-hung windows come equipped with a higher sash on the outside that slides down. They also have a lower sash which slides up. The windows are very versatile as they can be opened in many different ways, thanks to springs or weights.  Call for your free quote at 778-927-4527

2. Maintenance.

The great thing about vinyl windows is that they are virtually scratchproof. That is great if you have pets in the house. You also never need to paint them and cleaning them is simply done by using normal water and soap. Another great feature of vinyl is that it does not age as quickly as its alternatives, meaning it looks newer for longer. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to carry out period maintenance on them to ensure a long life. Inspect the various components of your windows. Check for any damage or unusual bumps. Be sure to lightly lubricate any moving components with silicone spray and vacuum all grooves where dust might settle.

3. Repair vs replacement.

If you do notice something wrong with your vinyl window, you could carry out on-site repairs. If the frame is damaged, you can get a replacement fairly quickly, cut to size. Another great advantage of vinyl windows is that they come in a wide variety of colours and styles. It shouldn’t be difficult for you to find a replacement of the frame and to fix it yourself, saving you money and a lot of stress.
If the window is damaged, then repairing it could be very costly or impossible. In these cases, replacement is your best option. Whilst it is possible for inexperienced persons to handle this job, it is recommended to hire a professional vinyl window glass repair and installation business. You will not only have peace of mind that the job is done well, but you will also save yourself a lot of time. Call for your free quote at 778-927-4527

4. Installation.

Whether you are installing brand new vinyl windows or simply replacing broken ones, the installation process is fairly straightforward. It is important that the window frame is built perfectly to size, not to allow any air or water to seep through from outside. This is a different procedure than other types of glass installs such as interior shower doors.  Insulation is then added between the frame and the window. This will keep the indoor temperature stable, without being affected by the hot or cold from outdoors. The window must be placed in the centre and shim angles to keep it in place whilst you check that it is perfectly level. Once satisfied, you simply need to screw it in place.

Installation of a replacement window is fairly quick. You first need to remove the outer sash and the window will come right out. Replace it with the new window pane, making sure that it is the exact same size. Seal it all in place using silicone caulking and let it set for a day. This will give you a brand new vinyl window to enjoy.  Local Glass Works can take care of this for you very easily, so you can focus on more important things and enjoy your home.  Call for your free quote at 778-927-4527.