I would like to welcome you to our first installment of a series of posts about our company and our products. Today we will introduce Premier Windows to you, we will talk about vinyl and vinyl replacement windows, and we will explain why vinyl is used in windows and doors today. Through these posts we hope to help you better understand our company and our industry. These posts are meant to be fun and interactive with as much information and education as possible.
Who is Premier Windows?
Premier Windows was founded to give the customers of our area a quality, dependable, trustworthy, and affordable window company. As our mission statement says, we deliver this through honesty, integrity, and accountability. We always put people first, so our customers will have the best product delivered and installed at the best price. Before Premier Windows, there was no “local” window company. Customers were charged inflated prices for inferior products. Big window companies maintained a “take it or leave it” mentality. We guarantee that we will always put people first. It’s a simple motto, but it is one that we feel will give our customers the respect they deserve. If you are going to invest your hard-earned money with us, we feel we should earn it. Window and door installations are still a trade to us, not a commodity. We treat each customer as an individual: every single home is unique.
This excerpt from vinylinfo.org helps explain what vinyl is made of, how it came to popularity, and the significance of vinyl in modern homes:
“The world’s most versatile plastic, vinyl has brought safe, versatile, durable, and efficient products to people everywhere for more than 50 years. In your home and throughout your community, vinyl works hard to make your life easier every day.”
Vinyl is composed of two simple building blocks: chlorine, based on common salt, and ethylene, from natural gas. By employing further chemistry, vinyl can be made flexible, rigid or semi-liquid; clear or colorful; thick or thin – making it the world’s most versatile plastic material.
History of Vinyl: From Accidental Discovery to Worldwide Acceptance
The world’s most versatile plastic had a rather humble beginning: A rubber scientist during the early 1920s stumbled onto a new material with fantastic properties during his search for a synthetic adhesive. Waldo Semon was intrigued with his finding, and experimented by making golf balls and shoe heels out of the versatile material called polyvinyl chloride, or PVC.
Vinyl products quickly became a staple of the construction industry; the plastic’s resistance to corrosion, light and chemicals made it ideal for building applications. PVC piping was soon transporting water to thousands of homes and industries, aided by improvements in the material’s resistance to extreme temperatures. Twenty companies were producing vinyl by 1980. Today, vinyl is the second largest-selling plastic in the world, and the industry employs more than 100,000 people in the United States alone. Vinyl’s low cost, versatility and performance make it the material of choice for dozens of industries such as health care, communications, aerospace, automotive, retailing, textiles and construction. Rigid as pipe or pliable as plastic wrap, vinyl is a leading material of the 21st century.
What are the Benefits of Choosing Vinyl Replacement Windows?
- They are virtually maintenance free (screens and glass need to be cleaned occasionally).
- Vinyl windows are energy efficient, much more so than wood or aluminum.
- The cost of vinyl is much less than the alternatives. This lowers the cost of your overall window price.
- Vinyl windows once measured correctly are easy to install. We take great pride in our installation process.
- Vinyl windows can greatly increase the value of your home. According to the Department of Energy, new vinyl windows can result in a return of up to 83% when selling your home.
All of our products at Premier Windows are American made- all of them! We firmly believe in supporting local industries and commerce. We believe in being a part of our community and giving back. We want to give our customers a superior product at a fair price, so we offer 100% satisfaction on all of our work. Our products come with a lifetime limited warranty, and our glass comes with a 25 year/ lifetime breakage warranty.
“At Premier Windows we put people first. By doing this, we will exceed our customers’ expectations every time. “ -John Lambert, Premier Windows
John J Lambert is the owner of Premier Windows and has over 40 years experience in the Home Improvement industry.