At American Pacific Windows and Construction, Inc, we supply the highest quality windows from reputable brands and our window installation, are experienced, professionals. We expect our windows to last between 20 – 25 years. With proper maintenance, they can last even longer. Other brands guarantee windows for 5, 7, or 15 years.
The most common materials used by window companies are wood and vinyl, which have their own pros and cons. High-quality vinyl windows can last for 20 – 25 years, whereas wood has an average lifespan of 10 – 20 years. High-quality vinyl windows have titanium dioxide added to them, this makes the window more heat resistant and protects them from the sun. It also helps prevent warping, cracking and peeling whilst maintaining structural stability. Vinyl windows without titanium dioxide have much shorter life spans of around 15 years.
Proper, professional window installation plays a huge role in the life of your windows. Improper installation leads to shorter lifespans and inefficient insulation of your home, which in turn, causes higher energy bills.
The weather is a huge factor in the reduction of a window’s lifespan. Exposure to high humidity and strong sunlight can cause the windows to deteriorate over time and shorten their lifespan.
For all these factors, windows of poor quality or inexpert installation will amplify the problems and reduce the lifespan of the window even more.