The four major types of window frames are vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass and wooden. It’s important to consider the benefits of each to determine which type fits your needs.
Vinyl Window Frames
Vinyl windows are windows with frames made out of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). They are also affordable and are known for being good insulators. Vinyl is the go-to material for those looking to play with window frame designs to match their style. However, when it comes to durability wooden and aluminum windows are a better option.
Fiberglass Window Frames
Fiberglass windows’ durability is evidenced by their ability to resist weathering and standing up to extreme temperature changes more capably than any other material. Painting tends to being life to the otherwise dull material, although even then people still find it lacking in charm, People also prefer vinyl to fiberglass as the former is a cheaper option and offers more aesthetic value.
Aluminum Window Frames
Aluminum windows are known for being rugged and long lasting. They let in plenty of sunlight and are low-maintenance, especially when they aren’t painted. They don’t wear out in sunlight, rot or suffer from most common wear problems that affect other materials. When compared to other options they fall short in terms of efficiency. They are also quite expensive.
Wooden Window Frames
Wooden windows are highly durable, they’re attractive, and they are known to last for a very long time when properly maintained. They are not only the most expensive in this list, but also require a lot maintenance.They are also susceptible to rot and weathering in certain climates.