If you want new windows in your home, one of the most important things to consider is the material of your sashes. Most people prefer products that are durable and low maintenance. You don't necessarily want a product that you will need to constantly keep up. If your main concern is a product that is low maintenance, you should definitely consider polyvinyl carbonate (or PVC). This article explains why PVC is a great choice for residential windows.
What Is PVC?
PVC is similar to plastic and vinyl but it is much harder. Similarly, it has a nice, smooth surface which is especially ideal for sliding fixtures. The hardness of PVC means that it is durable and largely scratch resistant. But it is important to realize that the PVC used for windows looks and feels nothing like the PVC that most people are familiar with when it comes to plumbing pipes. White PVC pipes are shiny and cheap looking, but the PVC on windows comes in many different colors, textures, and styles.
Some of the most people PVC products are neutral colors and white with a plain design. Most people want low key window styles that blend in. However, if you are interested in more dynamic styles, there are many great colors to choose from. The great thing about colored PVC is that the sash is dyed, not painted. This helps reduce fading, but also means that you never need to paint your windows. Basically, you should have no problem finding a PVC product that fits your home style. Furthermore, PVC with a light texture is also great because it gives the window a warmer look.
PVC Is Easy to Maintain
The natural hard, smooth and waterproof surface of PVC makes it very easy to maintain. Since it is waterproof, you can clean your sashes with the same liquid cleaner you use to clean your glass panes. Also, since it is so hard, it is unlikely that you will ever need to make any repairs. PVC won't scratch easily and need to be patched. However, if your PVC frame does somehow get scratched, you can patch it very simply. PVC patch is cheap and easy to use.
PVC is definitely a perfect product for people who want basic window styles. The affordability and easy maintenance makes it ideal for most homeowners. You will also be surprised how stylish PVC is.Share