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. 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 Windows & Doors is a replacement window and door manufacturer headquartered in Clovis, California and has been the industry leader for over 30 years. The company was founded by Tom Vidmar in 1990 and is a proud member of the PGT Innovations family.
Anlin is recognized for manufacturing high-quality, energy-efficient replacement windows and doors and is dedicated to delivering quality products that are engineered to perform and exceed expectations. In addition to the quality and performance, Anlin holds a reputation for an exceptional 5-Star service. This is why consumers choose Anlin.
Alside represents over seven decades of inspired innovation. Founded in 1947, Alside is a leading manufacturer of vinyl siding and accessories and vinyl windows and patio doors for the residential and commercial remodeling and new construction markets. With headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Alside has more than 3,000 employees in its seven manufacturing facilities (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; West Salem, Ohio; Ennis, Texas; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kinston, N.C.; Fife, Wash.; and Yuma, Ariz.). Alside is a recognized leader in the home improvement industry and a charter member of the Vinyl Siding Institute, as well as a member of the American Association of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
ProVia is nestled within the rolling hills of Sugarcreek, Ohio, the heart of the nation's largest Amish population. The company was started in a garage by Bill Mullet more than 40 years ago and has grown into a nationally known manufacturer of high-quality entry door systems, energy-efficient, vinyl replacement windows, super polymer vinyl siding, artfully-crafted, manufactured stone, and lifetime-lasting metal roofing. ProVia has built a reputation in the building products industry for quality, old-world craftsmanship and personal care for customers, which extends to every part of our culture. Today, ProVia remains privately owned by the Mullet family and continues to invest in its facilities, employees, customers and research & development. The company continues to manufacture outstanding replacement door, window, vinyl siding, manufactured stone and metal roofing products with a dedicated growing team that distributes products throughout most of the United States.
Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors
Jeld-Wen, founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, operating 117 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling of residential homes and non-residential buildings.
JELD-WEN is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy-efficient products and has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998. Our products are marketed globally under the JELD-WEN® brand, along with several market-leading regional brands such as Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe and Corinthian®, Stegbar®, and Trend® in Australia.
Windsor Windows (currently unavailable)
Vinyl Production Update
On Saturday afternoon March 5, 2022, at approximately 5:00pm, our production plant in Norwalk, Iowa was damaged by an EF-3 tornado. All employees are safe and reunited with their families. We are actively addressing the situation and our plan is to be back up and running as soon as possible. We will provide updates to the situation as they become available in this location. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.