Vinyl Windows vs. Aluminum Windows

The true difference can be defined in two words “no comparison”

Aluminum manufacturers are the dinosaurs of the window and door industry, staying in business mostly due to builders and developers still desiring to build track housing as inexpensively (another word for cheaply) as they possibly can. Building codes have changed and the energy efficiency of the window must meet certain specifications yet, most if not all aluminum frame windows just by the nature of the way metal conducts heat and cold cannot meet the bare minimums to consider a window cost saving or energy efficient.

The Vinyl Window Difference

Vinyl Windows have revolutionized the Home Improvement industry by offering a product that is competitively priced, within industry standards, is 100% maintenance free (including self cleaning glass), reduces both dust infiltration and noise substantially and are highly energy efficient saving you energy and money, period.

Vinyl windows, depending on the manufacturer, carry the best warranties anywhere from 10 years to a lifetime “as long as you own your home” warranty that is transferable, like our Anlin replacement windows. Note: Be careful as some low end manufacturers have exclusions (I.E. yellowing of vinyl, locking mechanisms, customer error, etc.). Yet, on the higher end of the spectrum many offer no exclusion warranties including accidental glass breakage.

In addition, since vinyl windows are mostly custom made to fit exactly into the existing openings you have no mess inside or outside and usually an entire home can be installed in 1 or 2 days as opposed to weeks like nail on or new construction.

Most importantly, vinyl windows are made with the individual homeowner as the end user (not a builder) so vinyl windows have many useful features, such as:

  • Self Cleaning Glass
  • Even Sight Lines
  • Night Latches
  • Internal Grids

SCCCI has 25+ years in business as a Los Angeles exterior painter, window installer, insulation contractor and vinyl fence installer. We are based in Chatsworth, CA and serve the Greater Los Angeles Area including the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley and Ventura County.
We have earned many credentials from highly valued services including the Better Business Bureau, League of California Homeowners, and more. Our company has been under the same license number (#492512) for our entire existence as a company under the Contractors State License Board. View our license info here. Click to view our proof of insurance. Read more about our credentials here.
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SCCCI - S. CA. Construction Consultants, Inc.
9960 Canoga Ave. Suite D1
Chatsworth, CA 91311
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