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Replacing your windows can save you 30-50% on your energy bills.
Add curb appeal to your home.
Boost Resale Value
Replacing your windows lowers energy costs, adds curb appeal and ultimately increases the resale value of your home.
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How long does a vinyl replacement window typically last?
Well actually it will last for a million years, that's how long it takes vinyl to disintegrate. However typical vinyl window warranties only cover glass seal failure and that the window will open and close. Standard vinyl window warranties don’t cover the vinyl window frame itself. The real question should be how long will a vinyl window frame perform at an efficient level. In Michigan the answer is 3 to 5 years. Because of Michigan's temperature extremes and the fact vinyl expands and contracts 700% more than fiberglass, vinyl quickly loses its shape and does not seal well. Unfortunately for consumers that is never covered by vinyl window warranties.
What typically fails on a vinyl replacement window?
Because vinyl quickly loses its shape windows are hard to open and close, because glass and vinyl expand at different rates the seals fail way more frequent than fiberglass. It’s not just one thing it’s the overall performance that suffers with plastic (vinyl) windows.
How do I know if I need to replace my windows?
The best way to tell is to have thermal image pictures taken of your windows. That will give you the whole picture. Another method is a heat lamp test to see if your glass is efficient. In most cases if your windows are ten or more years old you need windows. Technology not only with our frames but even with glass is so much more efficient, the fuel savings can be very dramatic. Odds are if you think you need them you do, but pictures do not lie and thermal images can show where your losing energy and to what extent.
What is the best window framing material?
Every independent study will tell you there is no better suited framing material for windows than fiberglass.
What factors should I consider when purchasing replacement windows?
It’s simple do you need windows or not. If so the choice is obvious. Fiberglass is stronger, more energy efficient and comes in any color you want. It’s offered with wood interiors. It will last forever and increase the value of your home because you’ll continue to save on fuel bills because fiberglass never loses its shape.
Why should I buy from Majic?
Majic is the largest dealer of fiberglass windows in the U.S. Because of its volume our customers receive considerable savings. Majic's exclusive dealer is the first company to successfully manufacture fiberglass windows and has patented processes that have been tested for over twenty years.
We plan on moving in 5 years. What windows should I buy?
Fiberglass is the choice especially if you plan on moving in 5 years it will be a five year old window that can be sold as a new window and will be efficient for many decades to come. In most cases a 5 year old vinyl window is discolored and inefficient. Not a good selling feature. Also as our recent economic state has showed us some plans change and nothing is more aggravating than having to replace your windows twice.
Why do I hear so much about vinyl windows?
In the U.S. vinyl is still very popular because plastic (vinyl) is so inexpensive to make and windows sell for around 400$ a piece. In many European countries vinyl windows are prohibited because of their negative effect on the environment. An interesting fact now is in Michigan a large percentage of the windows being replaced are vinyl. Simply put when people are educated about the difference more of those people choose fiberglass than vinyl.