In the world of windows for your home, there are many option that are available to your. If you are shopping around for new windows, then you have likely already discovered some of them : some of the more popular window options are ones that are made out of wood, vinyl windows and fiberglass windows. Fiberglass windows have been around for a long time, but they have only recently started to see an uptick in their availability and frequency of their appearance in homes.
Fiberglass windows are becoming more popular both in home remodels as well as new builds because of how incredibly durable they are. Not only are they durable, but a fiberglass window requires practically no maintenance at all. They last for a very long time and are built to withstand any kind of weather without showing any signs of wear and tear including fading, sagging, chipping, discolorations or pealing. They are also a great alternative to people that want to have the same durability and quality of wood windows, but they do not want to pay the additional costs that go hand in hand with wood windows.
Unlike vinyl windows, fiberglass windows are also easier to fit into a home’s aesthetics. Fiberglass windows can be painted over unlike vinyl, so they can fit into any room’s style with ease. Fiberglass windows can be flexible as well. They have the ability to be cut into pretty much any shape so they can be custom designed to fit into any window no matter the shape or the size.
If you live in an area that is subject to extreme weather conditions, then fiberglass windows could be worth the extra investment. They have a very low thermal conductivity – 800 times LESS than aluminum. This makes them great for windows that need extreme insulation in the face of a brutal winter storm. The material is also naturally resistant to the wear and tear that all windows must face at some time or another from the weather. They can stand up to warping and leaks that could be caused by continual battering of rain and snow. Fiberglass is also a great barrier against salt air or very high temperatures, so they make a great choice for new windows in homes in states that experience very warm tropical temperatures. The material is naturally non conductive and has a high diectricitc capability. Both aluminum and wood windows have the ability to conduct electricity (aluminum can conduct it all the time and wood can be a conductor when it is wet.)
In addition to all of the different ways that fiberglass windows can stand up to mother nature, they are also surprisingly light weight. You would expect a window that does not chip or crack in the face of hail storms and tornadoes to be made out of steel, but they are still attractive and easy to install in any home. Even with their added cost, fiberglass windows are a great option because of their durability and their extremely long life span.