You have a number of choices when it comes to buying windows for your Sacramento home. The market is currently filled with style, material and feature options. However, for the sake of simplicity, we’ll be using this blog to take a closer look at two of the most popular window materials currently on the market: fiberglass composite and vinyl. While these two windows materials are currently the most widely purchased windows in the country, in reality they couldn’t be more different. Still, homeowners often find themselves torn between the two. Here we will be comparing the two materials to help you decide which is the best fit for your home.
Vinyl Windows: Vinyl windows have gained a strong reputation in a number of areas, unfortunately, looks typically isn’t one of them. Vinyl windows were originally introduced to the market with affordability in mind, not aesthetic appeal, which would explain why they were only available in the color white for so long. While these windows are practically impossible to customize yourself, some manufacturers are willing to accept customer orders, however the options are still limited.
Fiberglass Composite: When fiberglass composite windows first hit the market, homeowners and designers were floored by their remarkable similarity to wooden windows. In fact, when looking at quality fiberglass windows, many homeowners are unable to differentiate them from natural wooden windows. That’s because fiberglass windows perfectly imitate the look and feel of wooden windows, and even come in a number of “species” and tones.
Vinyl Windows: Vinyl windows come with a wide variety of energy efficient features. Unfortunately, some of the features do more harm than good. For example, vinyl windows are praised for their expanding material, but what many homeowners don’t know is that the material expands at a rate 4x’s greater than it’s glass, adding pressure to the window and creating long term problems.
Fiberglass Composite Windows: Fiberglass composite windows have also gained a strong reputation for their energy efficient capabilities, however, their techniques do vary when compared to vinyl. While fiberglass windows also expand they expand at a rate equal to their glass, avoiding any future issues from arising while still increasing insulating capabilities.
Vinyl Windows: When compared to other window materials like wood and aluminum, vinyl windows seem to have an impressively long lifespan. However, if you’re looking to receive the most for your money they aren’t considered the longest lasting windows on the market.
Fiberglass Composite Windows: Fiberglass composite windows are the longest lasting window material with lifespans up to 8x’s longer than vinyl windows. Saving you both time and money as the years go on.
While both windows come with their own set of benefits, when compared side by side it’s clear to see that fiberglass composite windows are the smartest choice for any home. At Hall’s Window Center you’ll find an impressive collection of high quality fiberglass composite windows to choose from along with first class customer service. To start shopping for your fiberglass composite windows in Sacramento, CA today just call 916-669- 1469 or stop by our showroom floor located at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.