If your vinyl windows were installed years ago and you no longer like the color, or you believe they have seen better days and could use a coat of paint, we would recommend against painting them. Read on to learn why painting vinyl windows is rarely a good idea and then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 if you would like to find out how much new vinyl windows would cost.
Paint Does Not Sick Well to Vinyl
In most cases, you will find that paint does not adhere properly to vinyl. As a result, you are likely to end up with windows that are flaking within a short period of time. This can leave your windows looking worse than before you “improved” them by painting them.
The Wrong Color Can Cause Issues You Wouldn’t Consider
If the only thing you look at when choosing the new color for your vinyl windows is how that color will look, then you are likely in for trouble. For example, if you choose a dark paint color, it can attract solar heat. Not only will this affect how energy efficient your windows are, but it can put heat stress on windows and cause them to warp.
Painting Your Windows Could Void the Warranty
If your vinyl windows are under warranty, painting them could invalidate that warranty. This would mean that if something happens in the future, you cannot get the manufacturer to replace the window simply because you painted them – even if the issue has nothing to do with paint.
The Process of Painting Your Vinyl Windows is Expensive
There is really only one reason a person would likely choose to paint their vinyl windows over replacing them: To save money. The truth is that the savings are not as much as you might think once you have accounted for all costs.
For example, when painting vinyl windows you will need to purchase specialty paint that works on vinyl windows, brushes, buckets, paint thinner, cleaners, drop cloths, and much more. This will take at least a day, if not more. When you count up the manhours required, and the financial costs, it is often not worth the hassle.
You Can Buy Windows in Just About Any Color You Can Imagine
The good news is that you are able to buy vinyl windows in just about any color. If you have a particular color in mind, at least call and get a quote for new windows before you decide to paint them. We are happy to provide a free estimate and offer our advice on how long your current windows are likely to last.