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.

Drone Roof Inspection Is the Way of the Future

Our team has a tradition of doing things a bit differently. We strive daily to be the best roofing option in Columbus and Detroit, but we also look to be the most innovative. Besides our one-of-a-kind pet-friendly approach to roof repairs, we offer a variety of options for customers to receive their free estimates on roof repair work. Text estimates, email quotes, and (socially-distanced) in-person visits are available, but our most innovative and exciting method is a drone roof inspection. That’s right! We will send our company drone to your house if you choose. In fact, we truly hope you do! Besides just being awesome, drone roof inspection is also a very practical means of giving estimates. Here are a few reasons why the roofing industry is looking at drones for the future of roof repair estimates:

Social Distancing

This is the big one, of course. It’s the primary reason we at GPro believe investing in drone technology is a wise decision for roofing contractors. Keeping our customers safe is one of 3 core promises we make to every customer, and we take that seriously. We also happen to like our employees. As of the date of publication, maintaining social distance is still highly advisable. We want to continue doing our part, and drone estimates help us limit contact. As an essential service, GPro Exteriors has fully complied with healthcare officials throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Anything that we can do to keep you safe — we’re going to do it. And hey, if you get a cool drone visit out of the deal… even better, right?


Nothing says “precise” like HD video footage. Choosing a drone roof inspection lets our company get everything we need to give you an extremely realistic cost estimate of any roof repair work your home needs. If we have any questions at all, it takes mere seconds to go back over the footage. This lets our team proceed with confidence to every job. Using drones for roofing estimates (window, siding, and gutter estimates too, where needed) can significantly cut down on miscommunication and mistakes. We take pride in being precise with our work as well as with the information we give our customers. Drones help our team live up to this benchmark of quality.

Response Time

In general, an in-person estimate may sound alright. But when a roofing contractor tells you it will take days to get someone out to your home, that can be a problem. Especially if your home is critically damaged and you need a roof shingles repair company immediately. All the hassle of waiting around becomes a non-issue with drone estimates. Even in busy season, GPro can get you a free estimate as soon as your schedule permits. Simply let us know what time works best for you (in case any of the family wants to be there to watch a professional drone in action!).

No matter how you look at it, drones are shaping up to be a big part of the future of roof repairs. We’re excited to be a part of that evolution. Stay safe out there, and let us know anytime you could use a free, no obligation drone estimate.


*To see the kind of detail a quality drone can provide, check out some of our on-site footage.