When it comes time to buy new windows and doors, Northern Arizona homeowners often dismiss the fact that climate plays a significant role in how well their windows will perform. The truth is most homeowners don't want to deal with wasting time and energy researching hundreds of different window options to only be more confused than when they started. So more often than not, they head over to the local home improvement store and go with the run-of-the-mill, budget-friendly vinyl windows. These windows and doors may work fine for a while until they don't. Noise pollution, drafts, fogging - all these minor problems add up to more significant issues, and you end up replacing the windows sooner than you need to. But what if it doesn't have to be that way?
The Truth About Vinyl Windows in Arizona Climate
Here's the thing, vinyl doesn't work in every climate; the intense sun, strong wind, and extreme temperatures of Northern Arizona are brutal on our windows and doors. The seals and hardware take a beating. If something isn't installed correctly or the workmanship isn't up to par, it won't take long before the problems reveal themselves.
What are the Best Windows for Arizona Climate?
We've found that Pella's Fiberglass Impervia windows and doors solve this problem for Arizona homeowners.
But don't just take our word for it, let's look at the science behind these windows. In both the heat and cold, fiberglass expands and contracts at the same rate as the glass, whereas vinyl stays relatively unchanged. Therefore, with the fiberglass window, the seals are not continually pushed and pulled against, keeping the door airtight and thus outlasting the seals in a vinyl window.
If you aren't a fan of Fiberglass windows but still want a window that works well in Arizona's climate, try Pella's wood frame Lifestyle Series. It offers durability, low-maintenance and has the option for aluminum-clad protection.
Quality Vinyl Windows
While you will find us making a strong case for fiberglass and wood windows due to how it holds up in our climate, let's look at vinyl frame options for those who find vinyl to fit their needs best.
To ensure you are getting a good vinyl product, here are a few things to look for:
What’s a Good Vinyl Window Brand?
When choosing vinyl windows, go for high-performance options such as Pella's Vinyl Windows:
In the long run, choosing the right windows and doors for your climate saves you money. You'll have a consistently lower energy bill, you won't have to spend money on repairs, and you won't have to replace your windows again. With Triple E's knowledge of the local climate and our superior installation process combined with Pella's extensive testing and exceptional warranty on all their products, you'll get quality products and services that will last you a lifetime. Together we can make your life easier and breezier for years to come. Contact us today.
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