Instantly recognizable, the brownstone rowhouses are a symbol of Midtown Manhattan. The “brownstone era” started in the mid-1800, however, while the stone structures are still standing strong, doors and windows are a whole different story. Mostly made of wood, these parts of the house need to be either repaired or replaced from time to time.
The word vinyl in relation to this kind of material is a shortened form of the word polyvinyl, as in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) - a common type of plastic used in building, plumbing, consumer products, medical products and even clothing. Its widespread use is owed to its durability and slow rate of degradation, meaning that it holds up well under environmental pressures and doesn’t leach chemicals into the environment, unlike other plastics that will undergo chemical degradation even when no other sign of damage is present. Here’s why this suitably popular material is an excellent choice for your NYC window frames.