Aluminum windowsIt’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed with the crazy amount of options when it comes to window replacement. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s just stressful and confusing. You want to find the best type of window for your home, and we’re here to help. One of the most difficult comparisons to make is between vinyl windows and Hy-Lite acrylic block windows. The windows are very different, but both provide incredible benefits.

So, what should be the deciding factor? Most homeowners place emphasis on the appearance energy efficiency and privacy that windows can provide. To make your decision a little easier, we’ll focus on these factors. But in the end, both of these windows will provide the characteristics you’re looking for in a window.

The Visual Difference

Hy-Lite acrylic block windows will give your home a much different look than standard vinyl windows. The appearance of this window type is in its name: blocks of glass encased together to form one complete window. Whatever size you have in mind, acrylic block windows can make it happen. On the other hand, vinyl windows will provide the traditional glass and frame that so many homes have.

Hy-Lite acrylic block windows give homes a unique look to standout in the neighborhood, and many homeowners love it. There’s no right or wrong answer, it really comes down to preference. Do some research on the appearance of these window types to make your decision a little easier.

Privacy Gains

If privacy is your priority, Hy-Lite acrylic block windows are your answer. These windows are manufactured to allow tons of natural light to pour in, while making it impossible for anyone to see into your home. The privacy options that go along with block windows eliminate the need for blinds, shades, shutters, etc. A privacy layer can easily be added to vinyl windows, but nowhere near the privacy level that Hy-Lite acrylic block windows offer.

Energy Efficiency Comparison

Both windows are very energy efficient and can be customized to create more efficiency. How many panes of glass you choose is the deciding factor for a window’s efficiency. Block windows typically come with a double pane of glass, but also have a triple pane option. The bottom line is, you can’t go wrong with either choice.

Comparing two very different windows is difficult. The experts at American Window Products will walk you through your choices and give you honest, unbiased recommendations. The Hy-Lite acrylic block windows we offer are extremely unique and appeal to many people, but the traditional look of vinyl windows that plenty of people prefer is understandable. Whichever you choose, you’ve made a great decision.