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Why Energy-Efficient Vinyl Windows Are a Good Investment for Minneapolis Homes

Despite what you may have heard, if you’re thinking about replacing your current windows with more energy-efficient ones, quality vinyl windows just might be the right choice for you. We’ve heard many of the negative comments, such as vinyl windows are just plastic, or that they won’t hold up well in our climate.  But as we like to pride ourselves on being THE replacement window company for the St. Paul and Minneapolis metro area, we’re very particular about the brands and types of windows we recommend to our prospective customers.  And quality vinyl windows – like the ones we offer from award-winning ProVia – can be an excellent window solution for a home here.  And because of their benefits, the right vinyl windows can be considered as an investment in your home rather than an expense.

The Advantages of Vinyl Replacement Windows

We offer a variety of window types – fiberglass, wood, vinyl, and wood-clad.  We’ve been very particular about the vinyl window companies we choose to partner with, so you can be assured that the vinyl windows we might recommend for your home have been carefully researched and evaluated.  We stand behind our installation, and we only work with window manufacturers whose products we’re confident to back up.  Here are some pluses we believe vinyl windows provide:

  • Of all the window frame materials available, vinyl generally is the most economical when you put them up against a comparable window of another type.  This is an important feature when price is a major factor.  But you won’t sacrifice quality for low cost.  Economical does not mean they’re cheaply made.  In fact, it’s just the opposite. 
  • Because of the energy efficiency they add to a home, vinyl windows are considered eco-friendly.  Being able to reduce your energy consumption is also part of a green lifestyle, so don’t just stop at the material something is made of.  The overall picture is important.
  • Vinyl windows are maintenance free, which means you’ve got more time for other things.  Home buyers today place a high priority on home features that are low- or no-maintenance, so when the time comes to put your house on the market, those windows that don’t take much for upkeep will be a plus. 
  • Vinyl windows ARE recyclable, contrary to popular belief. Yes, they do take a bit of petroleum to manufacture, but not as much as most other plastic products.  What many people don’t realize is that one of the largest components in a vinyl window is salt, a highly renewable ingredient.
  • Because of vinyl’s resistance to damage from moisture, they perform very well under Minnesota climate conditions. 

Before you settle on new replacement windows for your home, we’d love a chance to talk to you about the benefits of the vinyl windows we install. You can easily arrange a consultation by calling one of the numbers above or by filling out our online contact form.


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.