Martel Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors Provide Protection from Elements
The climate in Central and South Texas can become downright nasty during the late fall and winter months. Rain, sleet, freezing rain and frost often combine to seep deep into a door’s frame or a window’s glass fibers.
That’s why Martel Windows and Doors, L.L.C. offers a full complement of vinyl doors and windows that are manufactured to give home and business owners the protection they need, and deserve.
“A vinyl window can be inexpensive, durable and remarkably energy efficient when designed properly to minimize thermal transfer,” said Sean Miller, Owner of Martel Windows and Doors. “Fortunately, our innovative window maker Showcase has creatively manufactured vinyl windows that are much more durable and stable than those manufactured by other makers.”
Mr. Miller advises his customers to look for vinyl window frames with heat-welded joints because “they’re stiffer than the mechanically-joined vinyl frames and as a result will provide better residence to temperature stresses. Interior webs are also used to strengthen the frame and improve its thermal performance.”
Vinyl windows are made primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC0, a material that offers many advantages. For example, they are virtually maintenance free,” said Mr. Miller. “Because the color goes all the way through the material, scratches and dings are virtually impossible to see. As a result, a vinyl window or patio door can look nearly new for years. And, while vinyl cannot be painted after purchase, manufactures are now offering windows and doors in prefinished options. This gives homebuyers more choices than just the typical white or tan color.”
The quality of your vinyl door or window will differ, depending on its manufacturer, said Mr. Miller. “This is because a vinyl window frame is made from a compound that dictates its performance over time,” he noted. “Each additive to a manufacturer’s vinyl recipe helps determine the long-term characteristics of the final product, such as weather and impact-resistance.
A case in point, said Mr. Miller, is Titanium Dioxide, which makes the vinyl more heat-resistant. “At first glance, competing windows may look the same, but there can be key differences in the vinyl recipe used and how vinyl parts are formed to optimize a window’s insulation performance and enhance its structural strength,” he said.
Martel Doors and Windows L.L.C. is an Austin, Texas-based family-owned business that sells, installs, and services high-quality and energy efficient clad wood and vinyl window and door products. The company, which Mr. Miller started in 2010, was cited by the June/July 2015 issue of Door & Window Market Magazine as one of the three fastest growing door and window companies in the nation.