5 Advantages Of Cellular Vinyl

| 7 November 2016

Cellular Vinyl, also known as Polyvinyl Chloride, has been gaining a reputation as one of the most installer-friendly and durable building materials on the market; and cellular vinyl PVC trim for windows and doors has that same reputation. If you are considering cellular vinyl for your upcoming home reno or repair project, below are five advantages of using this material over many others.

5 Advantages Of Cellular Vinyl

Maintenance free. People love cellular vinyl trim because it is incredibly low maintenance. Its ability to be sealed and stand up to inclement weather is second to none, meaning that you spend less time worrying about, and less money fixing it over the course of its useful life.

Energy efficient and recyclable. Perhaps the biggest reason to consider cellular vinyl trim in the 21st century is that it is more energy efficient than a lot of other trim options. Making sure that every single component of your home is minimizing your carbon and ecological footprint is part of your responsibility as a homeowner, especially given the precarious state of the natural world.

Resistant to mould and mildew. One of the major problem that people have with their windows over time if damage due to mould and mildew. This is especially true of wooden frames and trim in areas that receive a considerable amount of precipitation and humidity. Cellular vinyl will prevent mould and mildew from forming, keeping your windows high functioning and looking cleaner than wood.

Impervious to insects. Impervious to insects is something that wooden windows and trim certainly are not. With cellular vinyl, you don’t have to worry about worms, termites, ants or moths doing irreparable structural damage to the trim. This is another important cost-saving feature to consider throughout the life of your window, and especially if you live in an area where insects frequently damage homes.

Resistant to heat loss and gain. This makes cellular vinyl the perfect compliment to both energy efficient windows (making them even more efficient) and older single pane windows, by providing them with a boost in energy efficiency along the trim. It helps maintain a comfortable ambient temperature within your home.

Cellular vinyl has a wide range of benefits that are easily exploited at low cost. They last longer, are recyclable, look good, and above all, will help you save money on repair and energy costs. If you are debating whether to opt for wooden trim or an alternative for your new windows, consider cellular vinyl and keep the above five benefits in mind.

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