You like the idea of vinyl windows, but aren’t sold on some of the characteristics of it. Sure, they’re long-lasting and economical but they just don’t have the characteristics you’re looking for. They’re customizable – to an extent, but they don’t quite have the charm you’re looking for. There is a maintenance free option that retains the feel of your current windows yet will stand the test of time due to the material; milled PVC.
What Is the Difference Between Milled PVC and Vinyl?
Vinyl is another word for PVC, so, technically milled PVC is a vinyl window, yet because of the way it’s milled, or constructed, it’s highly customizable, unlike what most people think of as a traditional vinyl window. In fact, milled PVC is so customizable that many homeowners in historical neighborhoods will replace their wooden windows with milled PVC to retain the beauty of their home and stay within their HOA guidelines.
Imagine having the beauty and charm of wood windows, but without the possibility of peeling, splintering, rotting or becoming a meal for insects! That’s the beauty of milled PVC.
Is it Better?
Despite the fact that milled PVC and vinyl windows are cousins in construction material, the products are different enough to not be compared side by side. Milled PVC is stronger than vinyl and architecturally resembles a wood window. When PVC is milled it is able to be more structurally sound because it features foam or cell-structure inside, compared to traditional vinyl, which is hollow. Milled PVC is thicker than vinyl and not prone to warping after a number of years as vinyl sometimes does.
Due to the technical process of manufacturing milled PVC it is able to replicate the amount of glass, therefore the amount of light allowed into the room, as wood windows. Vinyl, on the other hand, will not have the same amount of space for the window pane as milled PVC.
Of course, when you’re considering costs for replacement windows, quality is something to keep in mind. The cost of milled PVC will go up based on how custom it’s needed. Keep in mind also, that milled PVC will come unfinished so that you can choose the color, much like a wood window. You’ll need to take into account the cost to paint the windows as well.
North Georgia Replacement Windows replaces windows for life. If you’re looking to replace your windows, talk to us about milled PVC. Like our other products, we use the industry leader in milled PVC, Precision Millworks. Whether you’re replacing your windows for aesthetics, energy efficiency or your current windows just aren’t functional anymore, NG Windows has your solution. Visit us at our showroom to start getting a feel for what is right for you.