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4 Ways to Compare Vinyl Windows

Published: April 4, 2022

So how do you compare vinyl windows? If you aren’t in the window business, it can be hard to tell the difference between a good-quality vinyl window, and one that will warp and break down in a short amount of time.

Vinyl is now the leading material for window replacement options—and for good reason! They’re often very durable, long-lasting and incredibly budget-friendly.

However, the quality and lifespan can vary drastically from one manufacturer to another. 

Window and door companies have the advantage of seeing how they last over time, which product lines or features tend to result in warranty claims, which ones have quality issues related to how they are manufactured or that show up during the installation process, and other areas of insider knowledge.  

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How vinyl windows are made

Published: Dec. 20, 2021

Vinyl windows have become the most popular replacement window product for a reason: they’re budget-friendly, they can last 30+ years if you chose a high-quality brand, and they’re available in an attractive range of colors and upgrades. If you’re curious about how vinyl windows are made, here’s a glimpse inside the factories.

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Can you paint vinyl windows?

Can you paint vinyl windows?

Published: Sept. 27, 2021

Can you paint vinyl windows? Nope.

Just kidding! Well, kind of… Vinyl windows typically should not be painted once they’re installed. In our experience, it rarely turns out well, but today we’re tapping a local painting professional for their opinion, too, along with a few of our window product manufacturers.

Let’s dive into a little more detail.

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Do Black Vinyl Windows Cost More? Anlin ThermaCoat

Do black vinyl windows cost more?

Published: Dec. 17, 2020

One of the hottest new trends in home replacement windows are black window frames. They can give a sophisticated, modern look to a home, regardless of its style.

But can we order black vinyl windows, which historically have only been available in white, almond or clay colors? And do black vinyl windows cost more?

We did a quick interview this morning with Sal Sucato, owner of DunRite Windows & Doors to get the scoop, and here’s what he had to say. 

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Can I use vinyl windows in Arizona?

Updated: Oct. 10, 2023
Published: July 16, 2020

Long stretches of 100+ degree weather, and constant sun beating down on a home can be tough on windows. Is vinyl a mistake? Can I use vinyl windows in Arizona without having heat-related issues that impact performance or longevity? Some homeowners have concerns about vinyl as a budget-friendly option.

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Are vinyl windows good in Arizona heat?

Do vinyl windows last in Arizona heat?

Updated: Aug. 14, 2023
Published: Oct. 17, 2019

Learn more about vinyl windows, including their product strength and longevity in Phoenix heat, find out which brands are best in the desert!

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