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Do Memory Vinyl Windows Block UV Rays?

Do Memory Vinyl Windows Block UV Rays?

Do vinyl windows block UV rays?

Clear vinyl windows offer a wonderful alternative to both acrylic and glass panels. These panels are constructed from a flexible, thick, and durable clear vinyl material. The lightweight panels are an excellent choice for sunroom windows, three-season porches or decks, or any other backyard retreat you may have constructed. Our favorite type of vinyl window panels is the EzVue memory vinyl windows.  They can easily give you up to 75 percent ventilation in your sunroom. With safe heating, you can enjoy your EZVue™ multi-season room in cooler months. These are lighter in weight, more affordable than glass, and easy to use, remove, and clean.

And yes, our vinyl windows block UV rays; up to 98% of the sun’s damaging rays.

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Characteristics of vinyl windows

Vinyl windows are made from polyvinyl chloride, referred to commonly as uPVC. PVC is a form of synthetic plastic polymer and arguably one of the most desired forms of polymers today. One most commonly finds PVC being used in industrial applications – construction and plumbing – and has niche usage in window design.

PVC has versatile structural integrity. It can be either rigid or flexible. The rigid form is called RPVC. The material used to make windows is uPVC which stands for unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride. Conventional PVC cannot be used for doors and windows due to its chemical composition. uPVC is the preferred material as it does not consist of phthalates or BPA, rendering it environmentally safe.

Advantages of memory vinyl

There are many advantages of Porch Life’s memory vinyl windows and doors. The very first of them is that our products are custom-built to your specifications from Porch Conversions in North Carolina or Ohio. Porch Life products are made in the United States with love.

  • Other benefits of vinyl windows are important to consider when doing a remodel or new design on your home’s porch or outdoor living spaces. Amongst these benefits is the fact that the material does not fade. This might be one of the most important benefits! This quality is owed to its chemical composition. All you would have to do is wipe the window with a clean cloth and dust it once in a while and it will look as good as new.
  • Memory vinyl windows block UV rays. That’s right, our Porch Life vinyl windows and doors block 98% of the sun’s damaging rays. This is a major consideration when weighing out the benefits of vinyl vs. plastic or glass windows.
  • Vinyl windows also have the inherent ability to be heat resistant. Additionally, they don’t let the heat escape from within homes as well. This makes vinyl windows a good option for homes in places with extreme weather conditions and can be used all year round.
  • Due to the last point about being heat resistant, vinyl windows help you save money all year by being energy-efficient installations in your home.
  • Vinyl window products last long and are durable enough to stand up to winter weather conditions. Vinyl windows do not crack, warp or peel when subjected to harsh sunlight. They are also mold/fungi resistant.
  • Vinyl windows can also be great insulators of noise. With the curtains or blinds drawn in a year-round porch or outdoor living space, the private affairs inside the space can generally stay inside and vice-versa.

How do vinyl windows block UV rays?

A misconception about vinyl windows is that they do not block UV rays. This is because vinyl windows are often associated with ‘plastic’ which usually melts or peels off due to exposure to UV rays. The sun is extremely powerful and has the ability to burn our skin, cause cancer, and cause sickness despite its ability to fade fabrics, rot furniture and destroy finishes. UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C are some of the harmful types of UV rays, UV-C being the most threatening of all.

However, the notion that Vinyl windows are not UV resistant is simply incorrect. uPVC windows usually have a special coating that gives them protection from UV rays. this coating not only protects the occupants from exposure to sunlight but also gives the windows that fresh and unstained look. The coating is part of the manufacturing process.

How to use vinyl windows & doors

There are a variety of ways our memory vinyl windows open which will allow you to enjoy your three-season porch or outdoor living space for spring, summer, and fall, regardless of where you live.

  • Opening from the bottom will provide a really nice breeze. 
  • Opening from the top will help keep the rain out while allowing air movement. 
  • Opening from top and bottom to allow air movement without feeling a breeze.

Frame colors

We offer five-frame colors to ensure a custom match to your home. The color choices are white, tan, clay, bronze, and black.

Vinyl FlexiGlaze colors

We offer a range of FlexiGlaze shades from clear to bronze to fit your unique needs. Glaze colors help control the amount of light that enters the room.

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So, it is possible to transform your deck, patio, porch, or screen room into a three-season room with working memory vinyl windows. With a variety of screen, vinyl, and color options, these windows and doors will help create the perfect environment for your three-season room or outdoor living space. You can now enjoy being closer to nature throughout much of the year while your new vinyl windows block UV rays, rain, snow, and wind for a comforting outdoor living experience.

Contact us today or shop online for DIY porch windows.

Get Your Porch Ready For Spring with DIY Vinyl Windows

Get Your Porch Ready For Spring with DIY Vinyl Windows

Your porch or patio is a transitional space that connects you to the outdoors when summer arrives. There are many different configurations in people’s homes that range from completely enclosed spaces (often called four-season rooms) to screen porches and open stone patios or wooden decks by the pool. The possibilities really are endless when you design your outdoor living space or simply enclose your porch area to extend your indoor living space for 3 seasons or more.

Do-It-Yourself Solutions

Flex vinyl glazing makes the vinyl strong and flexible. Our glazing can be hit or leaned on by a child or pet and still maintain its form. With this patented technology, you’ll never have to worry about golf balls, baseballs, or hail damaging your window. Our windows are truly DIY products.  Most likely, if you can handle a screwdriver, drill, and level, you can install these custom-built products. 

These are very lightweight, due to the memory vinyl insert instead of the glass insert, and install easily.  You get almost all of your questions answered about Memory vinyl windows and doors in the video below. But reach out to us with any questions you may have about ordering your custom memory vinyl windows and doors. Contact Porch Life today.

Why should you consider vinyl over standard glass windows? 

Consider these four reasons why:

Vinyl windows preserve the “porch” feel. 

One reason people love a Porch Life vinyl window porch is that it gives them the luxury of experiencing the outdoors without necessarily having to be outdoors. Vinyl offers just that.  The panels are also easy to remove. With just a few steps you can take them down for the summer and enjoy the outdoors with a screened-in porch. Glass windows unfortunately don’t provide that option and make your outdoor space look and feel like just another room in your house. Vinyl porch windows keep out the elements while maintaining the open feeling of having an outdoor space. 

Vinyl windows last longer through seasonal change

Porch Life’s customized window system allows you to keep the inviting feeling of a screened-in porch regardless of the season. Our product is designed to keep the elements out while providing 75% ventilation. Much more than your standard windows. Also, our vinyl windows are flexible, which makes them much more shatter resistant than any other product out there. Children and pets don’t stand a chance!

They require less maintenance

Porch Conversions porch windows by Porch Life are made with sturdy aluminum frames that don’t require any painting or staining. The durable Flex Vinyl has UV inhibitor built right into it so it keeps its transparency and durability. We guarantee it! Just clean the panels every 6 months, and your vinyl windows will last a lifetime!

Glass windows are made for inside the house and not for an unconditioned outdoor space. Porch Life Windows are low maintenance and designed specifically for use in a porch or sunroom and will stand up to the harsh Minnesota climate.

How Do I Order

It’s easy with Porch Life. If you’ve been thinking about DIY vinyl windows and door solutions for the porch or patio, just click on our products below to configure your own. If you need help, you can always just Contact Us.

Quick FAQs About Memory Vinyl Windows & Doors

You’ve probably been researching how to upgrade the doors and windows on your porch or outdoor space for a long time now. Potentially all winter long. Below are some of the most common questions. You can read all of our FAQs by clicking HERE >.

What colors of vinyl do we offer?

We offer Clear, Light Gray, Dark Gray, and Bronze vinyl colors.

What frame colors do we offer?

The standard frame colors are White, Tan, Clay, Bronze, and Black.

What types of screens do we offer?

Porch Life sells standard fiberglass mesh and premium screens.

Do I have to leave the bar in the center of the vents?

Yes. All units over 30 inches in width require a spreader bar. If the unit is under 30 inches then the bar is optional and must be noted on the order if they are not wanted.

Do Twin Units and Triple Units come pre-assembled?

No. Twin and Triple Window units come field mulled. They will require some assembly.

How do I determine the hinge of a door?

The hinge side for inswing and outswing doors is always determined from the outside looking in.

Are all doors installed from the exterior?

No. Inswing doors are installed from the interior side of the room.

Transform Your Outdoor Spaces With EzVue Porch Windows

You’ve learned a little bit about our DIY vinyl windows product. They are affordable and easy to operate and install. Porch Life will transform a standard screen porch, sunroom, covered patio, or covered deck, into a multi-season room, that you will be able to enjoy for most of the year. Our lightweight but heavy-duty vinyl windows and doors are uniquely designed and custom-sized to fit existing openings without expensive reframing, making it easy to enclose your outdoor spaces.

When open, they let the breeze in, with an incredible 75% ventilation. Closed, they provide protection from rain, snow, wind, bugs, dust, and the summer sun. Your porch will become an extension of your home or cabin that can be occupied nearly year-round.

Porch Life can ship your order directly to your home ready to be installed.