Can Vinyl Windows Be Painted?

Window replacement is usually an expensive project. To save on expenses while breathing new life into old vinyl windows, some homeowners repaint their old units. But is this really recommended? 

Can Vinyl Windows Be Painted?

Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento discusses a few things you should consider before painting vinyl windows.

Top Considerations When Painting Vinyl Windows

  • Paint Color

Carefully choose the paint color you’re going to use. Darker colors will cause your vinyl windows to absorb more heat, making them more prone to warping. If you’re really decided on repainting vinyl windows, choose lighter shades.

  • Resale Value

Repainting vinyl windows can affect your home’s curb appeal and resale value. Make sure it’s done correctly so that you can enhance your windows’ beauty instead of causing more harm than good. However, if you’re planning on selling your home, take note that some buyers might prefer the windows to be brand new instead of newly repainted. 

  • Warranty

Before painting your vinyl windows, check if they are still under warranty. If they are and you damage the windows while painting, you might not be able to use the warranty to cover the repair expenses. Some manufacturers allow the application of paint on their products, but others do not recommend this practice. Better ask the manufacturer so that you can avoid costly issues.

Why You Should Consider Window Replacement Instead

If your vinyl windows are old and no longer covered by warranty, you should consider replacing them instead of repainting the frames. This way, you can avoid compromising the quality and performance of your windows. Window replacement is also more cost-effective, especially if you switch to a different material that doesn’t require repainting. Fibrex® windows are a good alternative to vinyl windows. They’re resistant to chipping and peeling, and they require minimal upkeep.

Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento provides a range of high-quality windows for different types of homes. Call us at (916) 779-5800 or fill out our online form to request a quote.