There’s never been a better time to shop for new windows for your Sacramento home. The market is currently filled with style, model, and feature options that practically guarantee that there is a perfect window for every kind of home. However, with so many choices, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. The good news is by putting your focus on one specific choice, you can ensure you’ll bring home windows you’ll love. All you have to do is focus on the window material. The material of your windows determines how much comfort, energy efficiency, and savings your windows bring to your home. Rather than discuss every type of window on the market, we decided to take a closer look at two of the most popular materials currently on the market side-by-side. Let’s compare fiberglass composite windows and vinyl windows.
Vinyl: When vinyl windows were first introduced to the market, they were intended to be the most affordable, not the most stylish. As a result, the material could only be found in white and lacked variety when it came to styles or tones. While some manufacturers are willing to put in a custom order (at an extra cost), the windows are impossible to customize yourself. Fiberglass: Homeowners love the virtually indistinguishable appearance between fiberglass composite windows and real wood windows. Fiberglass composite windows perfectly imitate the look and feel of wood windows and like wood windows, they can be found in a wide variety of tones and “species”.
Vinyl: While vinyl windows may hold a strong reputation for their energy efficiency, the expanding material has the tendency to create problems. While the material may start off with a snug fit, it can expand up to 8x the density of the glass. While this may sound like a good thing, it actually means an increase in air gaps and future window damage. Fiberglass: Vinyl windows aren’t the only materials that expand and contract. Fiberglass composite windows do the same, but thanks to the technology behind these stunning windows, they never out expand the glass.
Vinyl: When it comes to vinyl windows, you may find yourself shopping for replacement windows in Sacramento, CA sooner than you expected. Vinyl window’s material tends to hold up poorly against heat and will even begin to sag or bow. While flexibility is a good thing, a lack of durability isn’t. Fiberglass: If you’re looking for a strong frame you can rely on, nothing beats fiberglass composite windows. The material is durable, sturdy, and can last 38% longer than vinyl, helping you save money on future window replacements.
If you’d like to learn more about fiberglass composite windows, we suggest stopping by Hall’s Window Center and speaking with a window expert today. To book an appointment for a free consultation call 916-669- 1469 or visit our showroom floor, located at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. We’ll answer your questions about window materials so you can make informed decisions.