Vinyl Window Options: Available options for your replacement windows

Replacement Window Options always make people stop and think..  "Is it worth it?"

For example, window frames are often hollow.

The exclusive UniShield window, offered by Universal Windows Direct has a foam filled main frame option.   It seems like a no brainer… why wouldn’t you insulate everything you can possibly insulate knowing that winter is awful?    Especially when the foam filled frame upgrade is less than $20 per window?

We run into people all the time who tell us that foam filled frames are not needed.   Some will even go so far as to tell us that air is a better insulator.  OR that they “don’t believe in insulation”.   That’s just crazy talk.

Top 5 reasons to choose Foam Filled Frames on your replacement windows

1)        Air is not an insulator at all.    I checked.  (Google – "is air an insulator?")

2)     Insulation exists.   (It isn’t the Easter Bunny.   You don’t need to decide if you “believe in it or not”. )

3)       Insulating attics is one of the top home improvements every single year.

4)     Homes have insulation in the walls.   When a builder is building a house for you he just insulates the walls.   It isn’t a debate on whether or not the house would be warmer with just air.    It’s because it wouldn’t be.

5)     We wear winter coats each year to insulate our bodies from the COLD AIR!   I know this list is getting silly now.   But that is the point.   It’s just straight up silly to think air is a better insulator in your window frames than actual insulation.    It isn’t.    Get the upgrade and be glad you did.

You don't need to take my word for it.   Here is a little snip from the Energy.Gov website on Vinyl Frame Windows.

" Vinyl window frames are usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with ultraviolet light (UV) stabilizers to keep sunlight from breaking down the material. Vinyl window frames do not require painting and have good moisture resistance. The hollow cavities of vinyl frames can be filled with insulation, which makes them thermally superior to standard vinyl and wood frames?"

If you're interested in getting a free quote for those windows or doors  (with or without insulation in the frames) call us today at 612-866-2888.

Author:  Melissa Brager

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