My house is an 11-year-old stuccoed frame, with contractor aluminum windows. The windows need replacing, and I'm considering vinyl for energy efficiency. Recently a couple of friends advised against it because 'the vinyl crumbled in the sunlight after a couple of years', they said.
Is that a common problem, or did they get an inferior product? Bear in mind that here in New Mexico we have many days of strong sunlight, and we have a mile less atmosphere than at sea level to filter the UV that damages plastics.
Can anyone give me info on this? The available suppliers here all guarantee their product for at least 15 years, but even if the guarantee covers such damage, I don't want to be replacing my windows every few years.
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