Vinyl Windows

If it’s time to upgrade the windows in your Seattle home, consider the efficient, lasting, and affordable options available at Lake Washington Windows and Doors. We offer top-quality new or replacement windows from the most trusted local manufacturers in the industry.

Once your new windows are installed, you’ll see a remarkable transformation in your home’s look, comfort, and energy efficiency. Get in touch with us today to arrange a no-pressure consultation in your home and receive a complimentary estimate on your new window selections.

Why We Love Vinyl Windows

Material Durability Maintenance Energy Efficiency Cost Environmental Impact Sound Insulation % Frame to Glass Ratio
Vinyl Moderate Low Good $ Moderate Good Moderate
Fiberglass High Low Excellent $$ Low Excellent High
Clad Wood Very high Low Excellent $$$ Moderate Excellent Moderate
Wood Moderate High Good $$ Low Good Low

 

Understanding High-Performance Vinyl Windows

Vinyl, composed of ethylene and chlorine, is the second most prevalent plastic polymer globally, known as polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material forms the core of all vinyl window frames. However, not all vinyl windows are created equal. The quality heavily relies on the components included in the manufacturing formula.

Our vinyl windows incorporate more than just the basics. They feature specialized UV stabilizers that reflect harmful UV rays, preventing material degradation. Additionally, titanium dioxide is added to ensure the windows are heat-stable and perform excellently under various conditions.

Our Trusted Vinyl Window Providers

We leverage over three decades of experience in the window industry to select vinyl window manufacturers who offer the optimal combination of quality, affordability, and value. Our chosen manufacturing partners excel in four key areas: consistent quality and service, comprehensive warranty support, proven industry longevity, and continuous product innovation. Trust us to bring you the best in vinyl window solutions.

Top Benefits of Vinyl Replacement Windows

  • Energy Efficiency: Vinyl windows are exceptional for those looking to enhance their home’s energy efficiency.

  • Cost-Effectiveness: These windows provide the benefits of more expensive materials without the hefty price tag.

  • Longevity: Vinyl windows are not only durable but also boast a lifespan of 20 to 40 years, making them a fantastic long-term investment.

  • Low Maintenance: With vinyl, upkeep is minimal as these windows are easy to clean and require little maintenance.

  • Versatility in Design: Available in a wide range of styles and colors, vinyl windows can match any home decor.

  • Ease of Use: Lightweight and user-friendly, vinyl windows ensure effortless operation.

While many manufacturers may skimp on quality, the Milgard Tuscany Series is designed to stand out. These vinyl windows are built with exceptional strength, incorporate UV protection to combat sunlight damage, and enhance energy efficiency through high-quality low e glass. The series combines these technical advantages with sleek, traditional wood-like sightlines, offering a premium look tailored for any home.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Durably Designed: The Tuscany Series vinyl formula is tough against extreme weather conditions, ensuring lasting quality with little maintenance required.

  • Complete Quality Control: Milgard is one of the only two window manufacturers in the US that creates its vinyl in-house from start to finish, ensuring superior quality control from the vinyl powder right up to the frame.

  • Strong and Efficient: The window frames are built with multiple internal walls which provide extra strength and better insulation.

  • Energy Efficient: These windows are developed in collaboration with Energy Star, making them well-suited to meet Seattle’s specific energy needs regarding heat stability and solar regulation.

  • Customizable Aesthetics: With consistent sightlines and various customization options, these windows enhance the visual harmony of any space they’re installed in.

Milgard Tuscany Series V400 Vinyl Windows

Window Configurations Combinations Hardware Features Color Options Grid Options Glass Textures Tint Options Screen Options
Picture
Round top
Quarter round
Half round
Arch top
Round top with picture
Arch top with picture
Gable (3-side, 4-side, 5-side)
Octagon
Full Round
Picture with single-hung on either side
Picture with casement on either side
Picture with awning below
Folding Nesting Operator
Sash locks

Interior Colors
White
Tan

 

 

Exterior Colors
White
Tan
Silver
Brown
Espresso
Bronze

Flat GBG Grid
Sculptured GBG Grid
Simulated Divided Lite Grid
2 1/4 ” Check Rail
Obscure Aquatex
Obscure Clear 42
Obscure Delta Frost
Obscure Frosted Glue Chip
Obscure Glue Chip
Obscure Matelux
Obscure Narrow Reed
Obscure P516
Obscure Rain
Cardinal Low-E
Solar Bronze
Solar Gray
Standard Mesh
PureView Mesh
Milgard Tuscany Series V400 Vinyl Picture Window Size Chart

Looking for a sleek, modern design in vinyl windows? The Milgard Trinsic V300 Series is your perfect choice. Designed with minimal frames and hardware, these windows maximize the glass area, offering a clean, contemporary look that can transform the style of any home.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Weather-Resistant Durability: Crafted with Milgard’s advanced vinyl formula, these windows withstand tough weather conditions and require minimal upkeep.

  • Modern Aesthetics: The thin frames and low-profile hardware provide a modern, streamlined appearance.

  • Versatile Design Choices: Customize to your taste with options like new black interior and exterior frames to match any home’s decor.

  • Energy Efficiency: Built using Milgard’s high-performance, energy-efficient vinyl formula, these windows help reduce heating bills.

Milgard Trinsic Series V300 Vinyl Windows

Window Configurations Combinations Hardware Features Color Options Grid Options Glass Textures Tint Options Screen Options
Picture
Round top
Quarter round
Half round
Arch top
Round top with picture
Arch top with picture
Gable (3-side, 4-side, 5-side)
Octagon
Full Round
Picture with single-hung on either side
Picture windows with casements below
Picture windows in combination
Folding Nesting Operator
Sash locks
Interior Colors
White
Tan

 

 

 

 

Exterior Colors
White
Tan
Silver
Brown
Espresso
Bronze

Flat GBG Grid
Sculptured GBG Grid
Simulated Divided Lite Grid
2 1/4 ” Check Rail
Obscure Aquatex
Obscure Clear 42
Obscure Delta Frost
Obscure Frosted Glue Chip
Obscure Glue Chip
Obscure Matelux
Obscure Narrow Reed
Obscure P516
Obscure Rain
Cardinal Low-E
Solar Bronze
Solar Gray
Standard Mesh
PureView Mesh
Milgard Trinsic Series V300 Vinyl Picture Window Size Chart
  • Comparing Vinyl to Clad-Wood and Fiberglass Windows

    When considering different materials for windows, vinyl represents a solid, cost-effective option.

    Fiberglass windows top the chart in durability and energy efficiency but come at a higher price. Vinyl windows, on the other hand, provide commendable performance at a more accessible price point, making them ideal for budget-conscious homeowners.

    Clad-wood windows match fiberglass in performance and appeal to those who prefer an interior wood finish, adding a touch of traditional elegance. The choice between these materials often comes down to aesthetic preference. However, for those looking to maximize value, vinyl windows are the most economical due to their lower material costs.

    We Offer Vinyl Window Options For Every Window Style

    No matter the style you need, Lake Washington Windows and Doors has a vinyl replacement window that fits. We proudly offer options in all eight of the primary home window styles:

Picture Windows
Fixed and non-opening, picture windows offer an unobstructed view of the outdoors, flooding your space with natural light. They enhance your home’s architectural aesthetic, serving as a striking design focal point.

Casement Windows
These windows, hinged at the side and opening outward, provide excellent ventilation. Operated with a crank or lever, casement windows also feature a tight seal for superb insulation.

Single-Hung Windows
These feature a fixed top sash with a movable bottom sash that slides vertically, making single-hung windows a cost-effective and popular choice. They offer a traditional appearance and are simpler to install than more complex window styles.

Awning Windows
Hinged at the top, awning windows open outward from the bottom to shield against rain while enhancing ventilation. Their unique design is perfect for adding airflow above doors or other windows.

Horizontal Sliding Windows
Designed to save space, these windows feature one sash that slides horizontally over another. Ideal for areas with limited exterior space, such as walkways, patios, or along busy streets.

Bay and Bow Windows
Projecting outward from the wall, bay and bow windows create a curved appearance that adds space, volume, and light to any room. They offer expansive views and serve as a dramatic centerpiece in large spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms, or master suites.

specialty windows

Specialty Windows
Customized to fit unique spaces and design schemes, our specialty shaped windows offer endless customization possibilities. These windows can be designed to fit virtually any dimension and shape, adding unique character and distinction to your home.

Top-Rated Window Replacement Services

At Lake Washington Windows and Doors, we offer the highest quality windows and unparalleled customer service, with over 800 5-star reviews. With each installation, our exclusive Leak Armor Installation provides superior protection around your window openings. When you choose us for your window installation project, you can be sure that you’re getting the best.

Financing Options with Convenient 10 Minute Approvals   

In addition to special offers and promotions, ask  our sales representative about our quick, digital financing application process.  From low-interest traditional loans to no down-no payment-no interest deferred financing plans,  we can help you fund your replacement window project so you can mobilize your cash for other investments.  We are a proud partner of GreenSky, one of the largest lenders for the home improvement industry.   See how much you can be pre-approved for.  

Every Window Includes a Limited Lifetime Warranty

The beauty of working with the top window manufacturers in the industry is the support you can expect before, during, and after installation. Both Milgard and Andersen offer limited lifetime warranties. However, the likelihood that you’ll need to take advantage of these warranties is low.

Milgard Lifetime Warranty Guarantee

Milgard’s award-winning windows and doors are built to last. However, if you ever encounter an unexpected problem, you can rest assured that their lifetime warranties cover your purchase.

Andersen Limited Lifetime Warranty Guarantee

Andersen prides itself on crafting durable, long-lasting products. That resilience allows them to offer some of the best warranties in the industry. They're even transferable should you sell your home. With Andersen’s exclusive Owner-to-Owner® limited warranties, you get peace of mind plus real added value.

Receive Our Patented Leak Armor Protection with Every Installation

We include our patented Leak Armor protection with every window we install. Developed through thousands of customer installations and years of experience, we utilize layers of flashing, pans, and sealants in a specific manner to provide commercial-grade sealing to residential homes.

Vinyl Window FAQs

Do vinyl windows increase home value?

Absolutely. Due to the high performance and design options, vinyl windows generally increase most home values, especially those with older inefficient windows. Vinyl windows can decrease home value if a homeowner downgrades them from a higher-quality material like fiberglass or when installed in an older home where vinyl windows appear unattractive. 

How do I decide between fiberglass or vinyl?

When comparing the performance of the two different materials, fiberglass is inarguably a “better” material than vinyl. However, when considering the price difference between the two materials, the argument about which material is “better” really boils down to your budget and personal preferences. 

Is there any downside to vinyl windows?

If vinyl windows do have a downside, it would have to be the tendency for the vinyl materials to expand with changing temperatures. While not common, this expansion can lead to seals and joint failures over time. On the other hand, vinyl is much less likely to warp when compared to wooden windows, and they won’t dent like metal window materials. 

Should I replace all my windows at once?

While replacing all your windows at once is unnecessary, doing so will only improve your home’s value and energy efficiency while lowering your utility bill and providing enhanced security. Additionally, we can offer a better price when ordering in quantity versus individual replacements. 

What makes vinyl such an energy-efficient window material?

Vinyl is an energy-efficient window material because it is an excellent insulator manufactured to be impervious to weather, low-maintenance, and lightweight while still providing the insulation needed to reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer resulting in lower overall energy consumption.