The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Windows

You have options when it comes to your windows. Not every type of window works best for every home, but we let you choose between options from the best three manufacturers in the midwest. The team at GPro has the benefit of generational experience and 14 years in business for ourselves. In short, we’ve tested a lot of what’s out there. As a result, we’re certain we have the best sources of vinyl windows for homes in Columbus and Detroit. I want to go through some of the pros and cons of vinyl windows in general and also, more specifically, look at the ones we offer customers. But first, a little about the window replacement process.

What Can You Expect From a GPro Window Replacement Crew?

When you schedule a window replacement, you can expect a small crew of expert installers to show up. Unlike a roofing job, vinyl window replacement jobs are relatively quick. You won’t be held up for more than a day. The only thing we request that customers take care of ahead of time is removing the blinds. This ensures that if you choose our window replacement team, they can hit the ground running as soon as they arrive!

GPRo Exteriors vinyl window symbol.

Pros and Cons of Vinyl Windows

Pros of GPro’s Vinyl Windows

  • Almost Zero Maintenance
    • We find that this is a huge selling point for most of our customers. Once we install them, you’re good to go. See you in 30 years for your next window replacement!
  • Save Money on Heating Bills
    • Due to the energy-efficient nature of vinyl windows, you’re likely to end up saving on heating bills in the years to come. Our models are also very UV resistant, meaning you won’t have to deal with crazy glare from the sun at odd times throughout the day.
  • Increase Curb Appeal
    • Whether a bay or basement window replacement is in the cards, vinyl can be a classy addition to most homes without breaking the bank.
  • A Popular and Relatively Inexpensive Choice
    • According to Consumer Reports’ Replacement Buying Guide, “vinyl frames are popular…. you may still find some all-aluminum windows, but their popularity has declined with the development of vinyl.” The guide also points that this type of window frame usually costs less than other types like wood or composite.

Potential Cons of Vinyl Windows in General

  • Fewer Color Options
    • According to another Consumer Reports article, “you’ll probably find fewer options when choosing colors and hardware.” We try to keep options as wide as possible by giving customers access to the three top manufacturers in the midwest.
  • Highest Overall Cost in 10 Years
    • One Remodeling report graph shows that the average cost of vinyl window replacement is at the highest it has been in the studied periods since 2010. However, the same graph shows that a vinyl replacement project actually retains more value than it did in any studied period since 2010.


For us, the pros and cons of vinyl windows skew toward the “pro” side. Do some research, look at your options, and let us know if you have any questions along the way!

GPro Exteriors has an A+ with the Better Business Bureau. We are recognized as an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, listed with Home Advisor Pro, and approved by the Retail Contractors Association.

3 Promises Every Roof Repair Customer Deserves

Finding a local contractor to repair your roof or exterior can seem daunting. It takes time to check reviews, policies, and pricing. That’s why we make a point of keeping things simple for our customers. As a regional roofing company operating in the Columbus and Detroit areas, we try to make key information accessible to folks searching for roofing contractors. We recognize that a lot of the stress of finding a contractor comes from not always knowing what you’re going to get, so we thought we’d let you in on the three core promises you get every time you hire GPro Exteriors — three promises we believe every customer deserves.

Safety During Your Roof Repair

This should be a given with any roofing company, but we do make a special point of having policies for your peace of mind. Our roofers understand that a roof isn’t just another job site — it’s someone’s home. Being a good houseguest means recognizing that you have invited us to your home and acting accordingly. It means not leaving dangerous machinery on your lawn. GPro will always go the extra mile to guarantee a safe environment for all throughout the duration of every roof repair.

And we do mean ALL! GPro Exteriors is Columbus and Detroit’s only pet-friendly roofing company with specific pet policies that take every member of your family into account. Ask us about our pet boarding services, in case you’d like to send your furry friend to the spa while we’re working.

Cleanliness During Your Roof Repair

While roofing, siding, window, and gutter repairs can be messy projects, we keep our job sites tidy. We promise not to take your home hostage for the duration of our contract, and we won’t leave trash lying around. The last thing a customer should have to worry about is contractors trashing their yard. Once you meet our team of roofing pros, it won’t even cross your mind.

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GPro roofers on the job.

Quality For Decades to Come

If you’re wondering how to fix a leaking roof, different contractors will tell you different things. We can only vouch for our own work — which we do. Included in every roof repair and new roof cost is a promise we challenge our competitors to make:

Your new shingles? We guarantee ’em for life.

We can afford to slap that guarantee on our work for one simple reason: We have access to the only shingles on the market that are stain-resistant up to 130 m.p.h. winds. These are the strongest roof shingles manufactured anywhere, and we promise you they’ll protect your home from anything short of a severe tornado.

Got a problem with your roof? Get your free estimate today, and get covered by the pros. GPro Exteriors promises our customers the best roof repair results in all of Columbus and Detroit. We also promise the best experience. Our team takes the time to ensure every house remains a home throughout our visits. It’s why so many people trust us, and we’re damn proud of it. Your property will remain absolutely safe, your yard will look pristine, and your home? It’ll look nothing short of amazing when we leave. That’s our promise to you.