Vinyl frames are made primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material has many advantages, including being virtually maintenance-free.
Not all vinyl windows and doors are the same
There are differences in the quality of vinyl from one manufacturer to another. This is because the vinyl frame is made from a special compound. It’s recipe of sorts that dictates its performance over time.
Each additive to a company’s vinyl recipe helps determine the long-term characteristics of the final product. For example, the way it weathers and its impact resistance. For example, titanium dioxide makes the vinyl more heat resistant. At first glance, competing windows may look the same, but there can be key differences in the vinyl recipe. This is important.
What Choices Do I Have in a Vinyl Window?
Generally, vinyl windows and doors are available in white and various neutral colors. Milgard developed a two-coat formulation in eight premium exterior vinyl finishes. These colors range from bronze to sand. In addition to our standard colors of white and tan.
New coating technology allows UV rays to pass through the color formulation and reflect off the vinyl frame. This preserves the exterior finish resulting in a vinyl window or patio door that can look nearly new for years.
These Vinyl Windows Exceed Expectations
Milgard developed their own vinyl formula which is produced in controlled environments to exacting standards. It includes high quality titanium dioxide and stabilizers to ensure the final product is heat stable with high performance physical properties and all final products undergo extensive testing for quality and consistency. Plus, Milgard extrudes its own vinyl components. This all adds up to durable, reliable, high-quality vinyl replacement windows and patio doors. Also available in remodel or new construction applications.