Home maintenance seems to be a never-ending chore. Right after you re-stain your floors, you realize that you need to clean out the chimney, replace all your filters, and touch up the paint on your trim. By the time you take care of one round of maintenance, you realize that you have to do some of those things again.
Your windows just add to your list of maintenance tasks. With wooden windows, you'll spend your time scraping and re-painting or re-staining the windows to try to keep the frames in top shape and ensure their water-resistance. With aluminum windows, you'll spend all your time sealing and re-paining the frames to keep rust at bay and protect the integrity of the frames.
With vinyl windows, you won't have to do any of that. Vinyl windows have durable frames that are weather-resistant. They won't warp because of moisture damage, which includes exposure to high humidity during the summer. They also are not susceptible to rust, rot or mildew damage. The frames are naturally water-resistant.
Vinyl window frames also do not need to be painted or stained. The vinyl is already colored, and the finish maintains its color year after year. The colors won't even fade. You'll enjoy the same look as the day you bought the windows, and you won't have to do anything at all to make it possible.
You also won't have to glaze the window panes or treat them with tints to make them more energy-efficient. Vinyl windows have two and three panes of glass in each panel, and the panes are filled with pockets of air or gas to provide a layer of insulation for the home. Since the frames do not shift, the panes stay squarely in place.
The only thing you need to do to maintain vinyl windows is keep them clean and check on the seals around the frame. If you see cracked caulking, you just need to re-apply it. The job takes just a few minutes and costs just a few dollars. Otherwise, you just need to clean the glass and the frames with soapy water to keep them looking great.
Now is the time to look for vinyl windows for your Calgary home. Check out window companies in Calgary to find the best deals on a total windows replacement. You'll lower your maintenance and reap many other benefits.