Cheap Vinyl Windows

An explanation of what we mean by cheap vinyl windows is probably in order. These are not our picks for the best affordable vinyl windows. Instead, we want to explain the difference between quality and poorly made vinyl windows. It is often difficult to know whether a vinyl window is well made or simply a cheap product.

There are literally hundreds of cheap vinyl windows on the market. It doesn't mean they won't work in your home, but they will probably not provide the sort of long term value that purchasing top rated windows from solid manufacturers will get you.

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Poorly Made Extrusions

The vinyl extrusion is for all practical purposes the actual frame. At the corners, you see the welds, which can be done well or relatively sloppy. The extrusions have a wall thickness, the thicker the frame the stronger the frame. Certain manufacturers cut production costs by making a thinner wall, which means less strength and worse performance numbers. Less chambers within the extrusion is another way to cut costs, but also reduce the strength and efficiency of the frame.

Bad Seals & Glazing

Glazing and seals help to lower air infiltration rates, essentially air from passing through the window. Windows that are not properly glazed and sealed will have higher AI numbers and be less energy efficient. The problem is that most seal failure doesn't occur until the homeowners had the units installed for a number of years.

The other issue is that unless you are an industry professional, it's almost impossible to tell if the seals and glazing techniques used are shoddy. This is where relying on good window bids from solid contractors becomes extremely important.

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Window Glass & IGU

Window glass obviously plays an important role in replacement windows. The glass is part of the IGU or insulated glass unit, which includes the glazing, glass panes, gas fills and spacer units. All of these components work together to create an energy efficient unit that reduces the transfer of heat or cold from the outside of the window to the inside of the house or vice versa. Lower end parts and shoddy manufacturing practices ultimately produces a cheap vinyl window that will not provide the best value for the dollar.

Cheap Vinyl Windows 2023

Window World 4000 Series

18 Single Hungs
Sizing: Standard
Price Quote: $11K
Included: Windows&Installation
Area: Virginia
Bid Year: 2023

Alside Mezzo Series

16 Double Hungs And Casements, 1 Patio Door
Sizing: Standard
Price Quote: $13.6K
Included: Windows&Installation
Area: Ohio
Bid Year: 2023

Lowes Reliabilt 3900 Series

16 Double Hungs
Dimensions: Standard
Included Windows&Installation
Location: Las Vegas
Year Of Bid: 2023

Allstate Windows Series

1s Single Hungs
Dimensions: Standard
Included Windows&Installation
Location: Houston, Texas
Year Of Bid: 2023