Many homeowners chose to invest in vinyl replacement windows because they are low maintenance but there are some things that you should consider before investing in vinyl windows.  Check out these 3 disadvantages of vinyl replacement windows.

Disadvantages of vinyl replacement windows

  • Technology – Investing in the latest technology when replacing the windows in your home is important so that you can save on energy costs.  Vinyl windows were at one point the “latest and greatest” in terms of windows but lately, composite frame windows have become the latest technology to keep Madison homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Longevity – The average vinyl window has a lifespan of around 20-40 years while a composite replacement windows are the most durable windows on the market extending their lifespan past a vinyl window.
  • Energy Efficiency – Many replacement window companies say their window frames are insulted.  Which means that the vinyl window is manufactured as a hollow frame and then filled with a foam substance.  A solid composite framed window contains no foam and is completely solid all the way through the frame which is why it continues to be ranked the most energy-efficient window on the market.

Vinyl replacement windows are an “okay” option for Madison homeowners.  But if you are looking for a window that is more energy-efficient, maintenance-free, resists mold, mildew, and insects, will not rot, and sound absorbent for peace and quiet, then composite windows are a better option for your home.  Learn more at