Window materials

Window materials

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You have many options when it comes to selecting replacement windows and the experts at Perdue Builders & Supply can help.

Here is an overview of the window frame materials you can choose from and their benefits: 

Vinyl

Windows manufactured from vinyl represent the largest market share in the replacement window business. High-quality structural vinyl is affordable, strong and provides very good energy savings, with moderate to high R-values to help reduce heating and cooling costs.

  • Economical
  • No painting or maintenance required
  • Energy efficienct
  • Wide variety of styles
  • Custom fit and sizing

Fiberglass

Thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques, fiberglass windows are among the strongest and most energy-efficient windows. Fiberglass window components are extremely durable and can be readily fabricated and customized. The resins comprising fiberglass window components are smooth and capable of accepting a wide variety of custom, color-through colors.

  • Stronger than wood or vinyl
  • Better insulating properties than wood
  • Maintenance-free and rot-proof
  • Expands and contracts uniformly, allowing the frame to maintain its integrity
  • Can be painted after installation

Wood

Wood windows are popular for custom window jobs that require unique design specifications. Wood can be painted to match any exterior color, but must be painted regularly to avoid undesirable chipping and exposure which can lead to rot. Wood windows have better insulative properties than metal, but fall short of vinyl and fiberglass.

  • Can be painted or stained
  • Wide variety of sizes to choose from
  • Does not attract condensation like a metal frame
  • Adds value and traditional appeal

Aluminum

Aluminum was the first type of replacement window available and continues to be one of the strongest window materials offered. Aluminum windows do not offer the high level of energy efficiency found in wood, vinyl or fiberglass windows. However, aluminum windows can be an acceptable alternative for the budget-conscious homeowner. Aluminum is often used as an exterior shell to strengthen wood windows, creating what is known as “clad” windows.

  • Affordable
  • Weather-resistant and will not rust
  • Blocks noise better than other window material types
  • Can be painted

Composite

Composite frames combine the low maintenance of vinyl with the strength and stability of wood. Their resistance to warping, rotting and heat transfer make them a great choice for busy homeowners who prefer the look of wood without the maintenance hassles.

  • Look of wood with performance of vinyl
  • Outstanding energy efficiency
  • No painting or maintenance required
  • Available in custom colors and sizes
  • Priced between vinyl and wood

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The replacement window experts are ready to help! Contact us for a free estimate today by calling (425) 398-8609 or completing our online quote request form.