Questions/Comments RE: Vinyl Windows
I would like to make a comment regarding homes I have been in with vinyl windows and an experience with a home with non vinyl replacement windows. There is a noticeable difference in comfort between the two, specifically, the home with the vinyl windows felt tighter, quieter and I am assuming, took a lot less energy to heat. Can anyone comment on this? Also, I have other questions:
1.Meeting rails-I have seen windows whose meeting rails are reinforced with fiberglass, aluminum and others that are not reinforced at all. Which is better?
2.I have heard that a triple pane of glass is too heavy for vinyl, that it will eventually break the window.True?
3.In the northeast, is it advisable to have triple pane windows and if so, what in the construction of the vinyl window should I look for to ensure the window will not break over time?
4.Which is the best and most visually appealing spacer to have? I have been told super spacer is visually unappealing due to it's color and possible breakdown.