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New construction vinyl in dark brown?

Posted by cork2win (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 25, 07 at 8:49

Sorry for the barrage of questions, but we're in "choose windows" phase of our build.

We want dark brown on the exterior of our windows. We see lots of houses with dark brown exterior. Apparently though, the windows we're seeing aren't vinyl because for the life of me, I can only find vinyl windows in white and beige.

Does anyone know of a company that makes new construction vinyl windows in dark brown?

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RE: New construction vinyl in dark brown?

4 years ago when we looked for windows for our place, we also found only white or beige vinyl window. We are in Northern CA where it can get hot.

The dealers/shops we visited did say some northeast companies will make darker color vinyl windows and doors (dark brown, green) but they are not meant for hotter or warmer regions. Over time, darker color vinyl will chalk and fade in warmer climate.

I remember finding a company (Milgard?) that makes an Aluminum clad vinyl where the outside is aluminum so you get all sorts of colors. Inside is vinyl. We did not see this in person as the shop we visited did not have a sample.

Our own research found that vinyl reacts readily to heat so it will expand significantly when hot and that is the reason why they are mostly white or beige.

If you decide to get the white vinyl windows and then paint over them, please check with the manufacturer first. We were told that if we paint our vinyl windows, we void their warranty.

Good luck.

RE: New construction vinyl in dark brown?

Amerimax does colored vinyl exterior and white on the inside. Very nice windows. Not cheap but well worth it. I got Dark Green and really like them. Have had them about 6 years with no problems.

RE: New construction vinyl in dark brown?

Dark brown and vinyl windows is a no-no. I'd advise you not to switch to an aluminum clad wooden window, or fiberglass window. Chalking, cracking, thermal expansion/contraction are the issues, especially in full sun.

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