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Why Minneapolis Vinyl Replacement Windows Are Eco-Friendly

In one of our recent blog posts we discussed why we believe that the vinyl replacement windows we offer our customers can be considered a great investment in a home rather than an expense.  In this article we’d like to focus on just one aspect:  that vinyl windows are in fact environmentally friendly.

The Best Window Is Whatever Is Right for You and Your Home – and It Might Be Vinyl

Our goal when we meet with homeowners around the Minneapolis metro is to design the best window solution for them.  That includes so many factors, because there is no one ‘best’ window.  Considerations include budget, home style, homeowner goals and preferences, and even the layout of the home.  But our conversations with prospective customers often turn to the issue of what windows are considered ‘green.’

Environmentally responsible building and remodeling materials seem to be priorities for many of the people we talk with, and it’s important to us as well.  The energy efficiency of a window is just part of it.  Other things like materials used in manufacturing and even transporting those windows contribute.

When we consider multiple elements and advantages of the energy-efficient vinyl windows we install, we can give you a number of reasons that these windows fall into the category of eco-friendly windows.  These include:

  • Reduction in heating and cooling expenses, since these windows cut down on heat transfer and provide increased insulation value around your window opening
  • Vinyl window frames are recyclable
  • The largest ingredient used to manufacture vinyl windows is salt, a highly sustainable and renewable resource
  • Vinyl window frame manufacturing is a lower energy use process than for some other types of window frames, such as wood
  • Vinyl windows are extremely low maintenance, meaning you need little in the way of toxic chemicals or energy to keep the windows looking good.  And if you choose vinyl windows that have NeatGlass®, a type of glass that literally cleans itself on the exterior whenever it rains, you’ll use less water to wash them

The glider window shown above (sometimes called a slider window) is from ProVia, one of our top window partners.  ProVia is an innovative company that has been recognized year after year by EnergyStar for consistently delivering excellence in terms of energy efficiency of its products.  We’re proud to install their vinyl windows as well as their exterior doors.

So if you’re in the market for energy efficient replacement windows, we’d like the opportunity to talk more with you about our vinyl window options.  You have your choice of arranging an appointment in your home or at our window and door showroom in Savage.  Remember, we are THE replacement window company for the greater Minneapolis area, so when we recommend vinyl windows, you can be assured we’ve done the research for you.  We’re available for customers all the way from Anoka to Fairbault, including communities such as Rosemount, Prior Lake, Shakopee, and Eden Prairie.  

 

 

 

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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.