Posts Tagged 'vinyl'

New install or replace old windows?

I want to replace my current window to the vinyl style. We currently have the old wooden windows with the weights. What route should I take as far as upgrading to some vinyl windows?

Which are the best moderately-priced replacement windows?

Which are the best moderately-priced replacement windows, non-vinyl for our Northern climate? We've researched fiberglass and aluminum-clad wood and vinyl.

Which material is best for window replacement? Vinyl, Fiberglass or Composite?

I am looking to replace some of my windows. Which material is best for window replacement? Vinyl, Fiberglass or Composite?

Best Vinyl Siding for Extreme Weather

I live in Grand Junction, Colorado so my house faces extreme weather all year. I need to replace the siding soon but I'm not sure about my options. Is there a specific kind of vinyl siding that can handle both very cold weather and very hot weather without problems?

What Kind of Kitchen Flooring is Best?

The family entrance to my home in Racine, Wisconsin, is directly into the kitchen. Snow and sand tracked in during the winter has ruined the vinyl kitchen flooring. What type of flooring would you recommend to minimize this problem? Would ceramic tile hold up better than wood or vinyl?

How to Replace Vinyl Siding?

Is replacing vinyl siding difficult? Is modern vinyl siding more durable? Can I install new siding over the old, or must I remove the old siding? How costly might this project be? My house in Omaha, Nebraska, has vinyl siding that is stained and old, and I'm wondering about my options.

What Kind of Windows Are Most Energy-Efficient?

I am building a new home in the Chicago suburbs. I am acting as my own general contractor, and have a question about windows. Which type of frames--vinyl, wood, or aluminum is the most energy-efficient? Can I get a tax break for using energy-efficient windows in new construction?

What Kind of Siding Should I Install?

The wooden exterior walls of my older home in Portland, Oregon have deteriorated over time. I want to install new siding, but I am confused by the claims. Is vinyl siding superior to aluminum siding? Is either one truly maintenance-free? Which is more difficult to install?

Replacing Vinyl Siding Over Old Siding

The siding on our home in Nashville has faded and the color is ugly now. I have considered replacing it and hear that you can install vinyl siding over existing siding. Is it true and what considerations are there before we bring someone in?

Window Replacements for the Upstairs

We are planning to replace our upstairs windows. We're looking at vinyl for the smaller windows. But the main bedroom has a picture window on a sliding door to the deck. What options would you recommend there so that we won't have to do this again anytime soon?

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