A fiberglass window has both its advantages and its disadvantages. Before you go to pick out your window, you need to know what you are buying to see if fiberglass windows best meet all your needs. You need to know its strength and durability, cost, and maintenance.
Strength & Durability
Fiberglass windows are very strong and durable with a high strength – to – weight ratio. Fiberglass windows provide eight times greater strength than vinyl windows. In comparison to other materials, fiberglass has the highest resistance to rotting, warping, and twisting and the window’s frame and sash corners will not separate or crack. Also, fiberglass will not corrode.
Fiberglass windows are considered a more upscale replacement window. For fiberglass, the cost of the window and installation of a basic model is on average $311-378 dollars, while a premium quality fiberglass window and installation are around $429-507. These estimates do not include costs for framing the rough opening, interior trim molding, and decorative fittings. Note that all of these prices will vary depending on your location because labor costs across US vary. These prices will also vary depending on the size of the window, type of glass and other accessories.
One of the biggest benefits of fiberglass windows are virtually maintenance free. You can repaint them a different color if you choose to go for a different look. This means that if you ever decide to replace siding on your house, you will easily be able to repaint fiberglass windows to match it. If you prefer the indoor look of natural wood, it is possible to order fiberglass frames with wood finishes.
Siding & Windows Group
Fiberglass is the best insulating material made into windows today. It is made from a simple polymer that is reinforced with thin strands of pulled glass. At Siding & Windows Group we think it is so important to get all of the facts and make the right choice about windows for your Chicago home! Call us today to get any questions you have answered.