By MICHELLE COUCASTER and LUCAS HENRYReutersAug.
14, 2019 14:29:10Many people have long suspected that vinyl windows will eventually be obsolete.
They were once an affordable and durable option for homeowners and business customers who wanted to save money and protect their properties.
But they’re not.
The vinyl windows were created in the late 1800s and early 1900s for the military and for commercial applications, including the construction industry.
They have no insulation or air sealing and have no windows, meaning they don’t offer the protection of traditional windows, like glass.
They’re also prone to leaks, which can cause damage to furniture or cause the windows to collapse.
They’re also a problem for people living with respiratory illnesses.
The vinyl windows are a big part of the respiratory illnesses and respiratory problems that plague people living in the U.S. and around the world, such as asthma and COPD.
The average life expectancy for vinyl windows is about 70 years, according to the National Library of Medicine.
The American Vinyl Window Association, an industry trade group, has spent decades lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would ban vinyl windows.
The organization is lobbying to have a national standard for vinyl window material.
The group has been pushing lawmakers to ban vinyl since 2015, when the vinyl industry lobbied Congress to do so.
The legislation passed the House but failed to reach the Senate.
The House and Senate are expected to have hearings on the legislation in the coming weeks.
A vinyl window in a factory in Brooklyn, New York.
A member of the vinyl window industry in Brooklyn poses for a portrait with the company logo on the window.AP, Reuters