Vinyl windows are one of the most popular types of window installed around the world today. First introduced to the world in 1954 in Germany, vinyl windows grew in popularity due to wood shortages and high aluminum prices following the Second World War. A new, low cost material was needed for windows and other construction components, and out of that need vinyl was created.
Vinyl windows were first introduced in the United States in the 1960s and they have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity since their introduction. Their superior energy efficiency lead to an explosion of market share during the 1970’s energy crisis and they have not looked back since.
Initially, vinyl windows were not without problems, often experiencing cracking and discoloration. Early vinyl often became brittle, discolored, and warped after only a few short years of exposure to the sun’s UV radiation—requiring replacement much quicker than well maintained wood windows.
Today’s vinyl windows have made great strides from their predecessors and are now known for their low maintenance requirements and extended lifespan. Weather Shield’s Aspire Series vinyl windows have advanced well beyond vinyl of the past. Our vinyl windows feature color that is consistent throughout the vinyl extrusion. This allows our vinyl windows to maintain their color longer and make nicks and scratches less visible than they were on painted vinyl. Buying vinyl windows today is an excellent long term investment in your home.
So What Is Vinyl?
Vinyl is a man-made material created from ethylene and chlorine. Once these materials are processed, they combine to form Polyvinyl Chloride—or vinyl for short. Being a synthetic plastic-like material, vinyl is very resistant to moisture, humidity, and decay. For these reasons, vinyl has grown to be a major type of construction material. Additionally, vinyl can be recycled—making it an environmentally friendly construction material.
What Are the Advantages of Vinyl Windows?
We’ve already discussed many of the benefits of vinyl windows, but to recap, the major advantages of vinyl windows are:
Excellent Energy Efficiency – vinyl’s insulating properties make vinyl windows a very energy efficient type of window.
Durability – vinyl windows offer exceptional durability. Our vinyl windows will not peel, blister, or fade. You will never have to sand or paint your window exterior again!
Low-Maintenance – vinyl windows are virtually maintenance free. A simple cleaning is often all that is necessary to keep them looking like new!
If you’ve decided that vinyl windows are the choice for your home, or you simply want to learn more about our vinyl window options, contact us today!
Anlin Window Systems
Anlin Industries, also known as Anlin Window Systems, was founded in 1990 by Tom Vidmar and his two sons Eric and Greg. With valuable manufacturing experience working for Ford Motor Company, and as a CertainTeed window manufacturer – Tom and his sons set out to create a company that would make the finest vinyl replacement windows in the industry.
First came designs that optimized energy efficiency, beauty, functionality, and durability. Then came the choice of top quality materials which were assembled in a manufacturing facility equipped with the latest technology. And finally came a commitment to provide its Dealer network world class service delivered by highly trained employees/technicians equipped with a fleet of fully stocked service vehicles. Anlin quickly became the top choice of window dealers and homeowners throughout California and Western Regions.
Tom believed Anlin’s success flowed from a simple philosophy that the Anlin team was a family, and its Dealers and Homeowners were part of that family. Even his Anlin I.D. badge simply read “Grandpa.” His vision inspired Anlin to build the best and be the best. Anlin has always been known for a safe and happy work environment, world-class products and service, and spirit of giving back to the community. Anlin's focus on Dealers and commitment to Homeowner satisfaction in its products and service is the company's hallmarks, earning Anlin 5-star ratings on review and opinion sites such as YELP and others.
Convenience meets dependability with Next Dimension windows and doors from Windsor. Advanced vinyl technology ensures easy operation, superior energy efficiency, low maintenance and high performance. And, with several hardware and finish options available, our Next Dimension line offers a vinyl solution for any application. Our products are built with vinyl extrusions that ensure superior weathering, durability and color retention. We also use Edgetech Super Spacer technology and Cardinal LoE 366 glass, which provides a glazing system that’s top-of-the line in terms of energy efficiency.
When you purchase from Simonton, you’re not only getting the ideal windows and doors for your home, you’re getting quality products that only 70 years of innovation and experience can deliver. Every detail has been purposely designed to provide durable, quality windows and doors that deliver the energy efficiency, weather resistance and ease of maintenance you desire.
Milgard is one of the largest and most trusted names in home windows and doors, serving the Western U.S. and Canada with over a dozen full-service facilities and customer care centers. We take steps to offer a local, personalized experience to make the window purchase experience easy. Our belief is that by being close to our customers, we can provide you better service. This means faster lead and delivery time, as well as a quick response to any window and door warranty situations. Our comprehensive network of 3,000+ locally operated dealerships will guide you to create the home you deserve. We will provide the right amount of guidance on design ideas or options and operational features in clear, easy-to-understand language. We have multiple resources to help you visualize the best windows and doors for your home before purchase. And for as long as you own your home, feel confident knowing your Milgard® windows and doors are covered under a Full Lifetime Warranty.