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BV002793

12:45AM | 12/14/13
Bvwindows
We are in southern Ontario and are looking at windows. My husband insists that aluminum windows are the way to go. I am leaning towards vinyl or aluminum clad windows. I am worried about the heat/cold transfer and the condensation. He is worried that the vinyl in the long term is not as durable. Suggestions.

EvaAndres

10:56AM | 12/26/13
Member Since: 12/26/13
1 lifetime posts
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jcaption

12:51PM | 01/15/14
Member Since: 01/14/14
85 lifetime posts
NO way would I want an aluminum window.
The finish may fail(I've seen a few do that) they tend to transfer the cold to the inside.
The finish can be scratched off.
In the past I've had to replace all the windows in whole houses that had clad windows.
Water had gotten in behind the cladding and rotted out the lower casings.
Some were Anderson and some where Pella, both would do nothing because it was out of warranty.

watsonmoore

05:54AM | 03/27/14
Member Since: 03/02/14
2 lifetime posts
Talking about durability, vinyl windows will not crack, are highly scratch resistant and will not dent easily. On the other hand aluminum windows are prone to dents but have the other properties of vinyl like being scratch resistant if the surface is painted or powder-coated. While vinyl windows are not as strong as the aluminum ones they are corrosion free. The same cannot be said of aluminum windows. .
The choice is yours...
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