Vinyl windows have a large market share of all windows being used on
the market, however there can be drawbacks to using this type of window.
- Vinyl windows can expand and contract depending on the
region of the country and the sun exposure, which can
compromise a variety of functions of the window, such as
weather-stripping effectiveness, and warping frames.
- Vinyl as a product can degrade rapidly from ultra-violet rays
from the sun.
- Vinyl becomes brittle in cold temperatures and is susceptible
to damage from contact.
- The vinyl sash’s expansion and contraction tend to lose their
gas pack sooner than wood or aluminum competitors.
Not all vinyl windows are necessarily a substandard window, however
sun exposure, quality of construction by the manufacture, and installation are
extremely important when using a vinyl window.