Plastic Windows

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Plastic Windows

Plastic windows are a cost effective alternative to expensive wood windows and are available in many styles and sizes. One of the benefits of plastic windows is that the frames require very little maintenance, and unlike traditional wood frames, they never need to be sanded, scraped, or painted. In fact, most plastic windows never need more maintenance than an occasional wipe down with some soapy water and a sponge. Take a look at the helpful articles highlighted below to see if plastic windows are right for your new home or window replacement project.

Plastic Window Ideas And Articles

If you have an older home with a lot of windows, particularly windows with multiple panes divided by wood, replacing them with new wood windows can be quite costly. A possible alternative considered by many homeowners on a budget are plastic windows. As you can see from the photo, these windows can be very attractive, and it's not obvious they are made from plastic.

Plastic windows are typically made from a vinyl substance known as UPVC. UPVC stands for "unplasticised polyvinyl chloride". These windows have several benefits compared to their wood counterparts. They are easy to clean and inexpensive for starters, which are readily appreciated qualities. Unlike wood, these windows will not warp or rot over the years.

You can purchase plastic windows in a variety of styles, shapes, and designs. You should have no problem finding a style which fits your needs and preferences, not to mention your budget.

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  • October 11, 2010

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  • October 11, 2010

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