Why Choose YKK AP?


The benefits of owning YKK AP vinyl windows and doors add up fast, but don’t worry—we’ve done the math for you. Here are some of the many reasons why YKK AP is always a smart choice.

Proprietary, Hassle-Free Vinyl

Vinyl windows and doors have come a long way since they first hit the market in the 1950s. And YKK AP has been at the forefront, defining a new standard for quality, styling and performance with our StyleView®, StyleGuard® and Precedence® lines.  

None of our products require painting or sealing, and most windows offer easy access to outside surfaces for cleaning from inside your house. Our special exterior NEAT glass coating option makes your windows virtually self-cleaning. Water sheets instead of beading, leaving the surface nearly spotless as it dries. The coating also dissolves decomposed dirt with UV light.

Energy Savings Dynamos

Vinyl itself is an excellent insulator. And that’s just one feature maximizing your comfort and minimizing your utility bills.

Our ENERGY STAR-certified products, in conjunction with high-performance glass and weather stripping, systematically reduce your energy costs and keep the outside out—so your home stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We also offer advanced energy performance through an optional argon gas glass unit.

Structural Stability and Versatility

YKK AP’s fusion-welded sash and frame corners provide a tight fit and finish, and our vinyl does not shrink or expand in extreme temperatures.

Our single hung windows feature a removable top sash that allows for easy removal of all window parts, which provides an easy pass through when needed.

 YKK AP always uses a structural aluminum construction when joining two or more windows together to ensure maximum structural integrity—a must for your home and your family’s comfort.

Comfort through Performance

Keep noise, air and water out with double weather stripping, multiple pane construction, a fusion-welded sloped sill and other features.

Maximum Protection

YKK AP impact-resistant windows and doors are cost-effective hurricane and storm mitigation solutions. We offer a broad line of products certified for all coastal regions and specifically designed to resist the impact of windborne debris. You can trust the brand used in high value buildings.

Extraordinary Style

You’ll find windows and doors to suit your look and architectural proportions—right down to the last detail. Choose from three grille profiles, design customization options and our proprietary extrusions.

And we have large sizes in all lines, including our impact-resistant windows. Our doors range from 16’ wide to 8’ tall, and our made-to-order window and door options can fit any opening.

There simply are no other vinyl windows that look like YKK AP windows.

Environmentally Sound

Unlike other U.S. manufacturers, YKK AP uses calcium zinc as a stabilizer in its vinyl extrusion process, matching the gold-standard process of environmentally sensitive European manufacturers. This process is safer for workers and better for the environment.

Overall, YKK AP Residential’s plant and manufacturing operations are certified compliant with ISO 14001 standards, reinforcing our commitment to environmentally sound practices.