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4 types of window frames

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

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vinyl window frame

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

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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.

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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

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Wooden 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.

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  2. I like how you mentioned that vinyl windows are affordable options for homeowners looking for better insulation. Insulation is something we needed to work on since my house has been experiencing a lot of heat loss lately, thus throttling my electricity bills much higher than I want them to be. With that said, I’ll look for a window contractor that can get me some vinyl ones right away.

  3. I am hoping to find a window replacement company since the one I had at home broke, after a heavy storm last night. Thanks for helping me choose among the four types of window frames. I like how vinyl windows can add appeal to my house, and at the same time known as good insulators, as mentioned. I shall then purchase some of those soon for installation.

  4. I am glad that you mentioned how fiberglass window frames will be able to resist the damage that extreme temperatures changes may pose. We live in quite an unpredictable climate, and our old frames certainly look a little too worn down. It really looks like going with a fiberglass window frame will be an enticing option for a replacement.

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