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What You Don’t Know About Low-Quality Vinyl Windows

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Vinyl replacement windows are some of the highest-quality windows available (well, most of them anyway). There are some vinyl replacement windows in Nashville that many unaware homeowners end up buying and later regretting. They are lured by the cheaper price tag not realizing that you get what you pay for, and only later do they start to understand the repercussions of their unwise decision.

Not all vinyl windows are created equal, and knowing the difference between quality and its lesser imitator can save you money in the long run – and also lots of headaches.

Take a closer look

Your replacement windows should be gorgeous! No questions asked. If you look closely at a window and it looks cheap, chances are it is. Not only will it make your home look shabby, but it won’t last either. While it may be tougher to tell if a window is high-quality when you look at it all by itself, it’s very easy to spot the difference once you see a high-quality window.

This is why you should only buy your windows from a reputable window contractor. You will be able to see the windows before they are installed and see the product that you are buying for yourself.

Drafts and Leaks

Cheap vinyl windows will likely leak and be drafty. They don’t seal or even close properly much of the time. Since the problem is with the basic construction of the window, there’s nothing you can do about it. You will also notice a huge difference in the energy efficiency of high-quality windows versus low-quality windows. Not only will the temperature of the room be significantly more comfortable but you will also save hundreds on your energy bills each year buying premium vinyl windows in Nashville.

Faulty Hardware

Although the glass in cheap windows is more likely to crack and break than the thicker glass of higher quality windows, surprisingly, this is not the most common failure of cheap windows. Hardware failure is. The hardware is responsible for opening and closing the windows smoothly, but it is also responsible for keeping them closed tightly. If your hardware fails, you are not protected against intruders and your home and family are in danger. You also completely lose any energy efficiency that your window had, and your window will need to be replaced because it will leak and be extremely drafty.

Shorter Lifespan

The lifespan of low-quality vinyl windows is only about 3-5 years in many cases while high-quality vinyl windows come with a lifetime warranty. This means that your “cheap” window will cost you hundreds more over the years than purchasing just one high-quality window.

Improper Installation

A window is only as good as its installation and many times, low-quality windows are accompanied by shoddy installation as well. Don’t fall prey to the lure of the cheap vinyl windows. Trust your window installation to the experts.

Zen Window of Nashville installs only the highest-quality vinyl windows. We believe in a personal and laid-back window experience. Our friendly team of experts will treat you like an individual and not a number. We consider excellent window installation an honor and a privilege and we take it seriously. Call us today or go online for your free, no hassle, fast and accurate quote. We can’t wait to hear from you.