Are vinyl windows practical in Arizona, and can they stand up to the heat of our scorching summer? Absolutely! As long as it’s a quality product, not cheap off-brand vinyl that is too soft for extreme weather. Today’s vinyl window products are impressively sturdy, holding up to 25+ years of Valley weather.
DunRite Windows & Doors believes in the quality of the vinyl windows we install. They’re extremely durable, they are virtually maintenance-free, and homeowners appreciate their energy-saving performance.
Vinyl windows are a step up from aluminum windows, and less expensive than fiberglass or wood windows. With new vinyl technology, robust quality testing from manufacturers and our closely monitored installation process, you can trust vinyl windows installed by DunRite will be a durable, long lasting choice.
Vinyl windows balance a budget-friendly cost with quality, and are the preferred window for many homeowners.
“You might think it is easy just to replace doors, however there is A LOT of work to it. The entire frame was replaced, the doors close beautifully. Windows are beautiful, also. The crew was very professional and did a great installation job. Very happy with my purchase. DunRite installed two new steel doors, one very large window and one smaller window.”
Here’s What Our Customers Say…
The installers were efficient and cleaned everything up nicely. Our salesman, Sal, was awesome. He was very accommodating. He answered some questions for me about other windows and doors in my house. He offered my advice on some screen installation. He actually recommended a different type of company to complete the work I wanted done. (just like the movie Miracle on 34th Street). We were not happy with one of the choices we made with the door installation. We thought we would like our choice of framework but did not like the selection once it was up. Even though it was DunRite’s fault, they exchanged the section we were not happy with and did not charge us extra money for their time or the new materials.
I would highly recommend the company.
Free Argon upgrade
Becuase we feel it’s a manditory upgrade for energy efficient windows, we include a free Argon gas insulation upgrade on the vinyl windows we install. It’s just the right thing to do, so we don’t charge for it. If you’re considering upgrades other than Argon, anything related to energy effifiency is typically a wise investment.
The one thing we don’t recommend for Valley homes? Triple pane windows. They’re most effective in cold weather, such as Flagstaff homes, but there is little return on the added investment when it comes to reducing air conditioning bills. The impact is very small, and it would take a lifetime to pay for itself.
Speaking of free upgrades, we also don’t charge for additional warranty coverage. We’re one of very few window replacement companies to offer a free lifetime installation warranty for as long as the original purchaser owns their home. We’re that confident we’ve done the job right the first time that we stand behind our work for decades. Ask us about it today!
How long do vinyl windows last?
Even in the desert climate, today’s vinyl windows are durable and attractively priced. They’re one of our most popular products at DunRite. With today’s modern innovations and additives, homeowner’s can expect to get 25-40 years from the investment, provided they purchase a quality product. It’s important to choose vinyl replacement windows that are sturdy with a rigid frame that cannot be flexed. It has to be thick enough to withstand the test of time without sagging or warping.
It’s also important to avoid cheap vinyl windows, as they tend to have a higher ratio of recycled vinyl, which is substantially less durable than virgin vinyl. A longer warranty also signifies manufacturer confidence in the quality and longevity of the window, which is important.
How to benefit from window salesperson
Because we sell multiple manufacturers, we know the pros and cons of vinyl windows that are installed in Arizona. We rapidly stop selling anything that has warranty or product issues, and with more than twenty years of experience under our belts, know exactly which windows perform the best. When we come out to your home to provide an estimate, you can ask which product(s) the salesperson prefers, and if certain ones are more prone to issues. Since they’re immersed in product day in and day out, they can help you make an educated decision on which product is more suitable to your home and budget.
“Don’t assume quality because it’s made by a certain manufacturer. Each product line is different, and priced accordingly. It’s helpful to know that each window manufacturer has their own proprietary vinyl compound, too,” adds Sucato. “These vary widely, and some are more suited to Arizona climates than others, so ask about vinyl additives and compounds. They determine how well the product performs, and how many years the window will last before needing replacement.”
We hope you ask questions to absorb knowledge from each salesperson who visits your home, and perhaps take time to explore the manufacturer’s website of any product you’re considering, so you can see its ratings and reviews.
We also encourage you to consider how important it is to look outside of just one product manufacturer. It can help you get more bang for the buck.
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