When shopping for new replacement windows, you’ll likely come across a variety of different materials. Each type has its own pros and cons when it comes to security, durability and appearance. To help you make the right decision, check out our guide to the most common types of replacement window materials below.
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Vinyl windows are a popular choice for home owners because they’re durable, low maintenance and energy efficient. They also come with a good warranty and are affordable. Vinyl windows are easy to install, making them an ideal replacement window material for DIYers.
Vinyl is a thermoplastic material that can be molded into nearly any shape and size for use as replacement windows or patio doors. The primary benefit of using vinyl is that it’s extremely durable; it won’t rust like metal or rot like wood does over time. In addition, vinyl doesn’t require any painting or staining–you just install your new window and you’re done!
Wood windows are a great choice for homes in warmer climates, as they’re more energy efficient than the other materials. They also look good with traditional designs, and can add warmth to your home’s aesthetic if you have a rustic or natural aesthetic. Finally, wood windows can help create a view by allowing plenty of light through while still providing privacy.
If you’re looking for a durable, energy-efficient window material, fiberglass is a good choice. It’s also available in custom sizes, which can be important if your windows are unusually large or small. But fiberglass has several drawbacks: it’s not as aesthetically pleasing as wood or vinyl; it costs more than other materials; and its strength makes it difficult to install yourself unless you have experience with large pieces of glass (or hire someone).
Aluminum windows are an excellent choice if you want to save money on your energy bill. They’re also stronger, more durable and easier to maintain than other types of window replacement materials such as vinyl or wood.
Aluminum is a great insulator that keeps heat inside during winter months and cold air out during summer months. Aluminum windows can help reduce your overall utility costs by up to 20 percent each year!
Aluminum is available in many colors so you can match them with the rest of your home’s decor. This makes it easier for homeowners who have older houses with existing paint colors already on their walls or trim work around their windows (or vice versa).
We hope that this article has helped you decide which replacement window material is right for your home. If you’re still unsure, we encourage you to contact us so we can help guide you through the process of choosing replacement windows.