Aluminum windows are durable, light and easy to handle and are used more throughout the commercial industry. Aluminum windows are also less vulnerable to contraction and expansion, are corrosion-resistant, and require little maintenance. The frame on an aluminum window is thinner and they are resistant to scratching, cracking, and marring except for the surface where paint can be chipped, exposing the aluminum frame and can be dented.
Fiberglass windows are durable and don't need much maintenance. They are resistant to temperature extremes, moisture, and they won't rust/split. Over time, Fiberglass windows hold their structural integrity because of spun glass fibers which allow the windows to react the same way as the glass panes in the window. Fiberglass windows are a paintable product and its insulation capabilities, although already good enough, can be enhanced even more if its foam-filled rather than hollow core. Fiber glass windows are used more in residential buildings today
They allow you to see the world outside while inside a home or building. Windows are not only aesthetically pleasing, they are also responsible for energy efficiency. Whether they are double hung, awning, casement, bay or other types of windows what frame material they are made of will say a lot about how they will truly look and last. Below you will find additional information about the differences in the types of windows available on the market today.
Vinyl Replacement & New Construction
The most common material for replacing windows is vinyl, especially in residential areas. Vinyl windows are made from rigid, impact resistant polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and can resist heat transfer and condensation. Vinyl windows don't require painting or finishing and the material does not fade out. However, vinyl is a type of material that expands and contracts in harsher temperatures. Nevertheless, Vinyl is more affordable, and there are a diversity of options that range in quality. The manufacturers we work with provide the best quality for whatever your window needs may be.