It sounds like a come on, but when it comes to window replacement in Sacramento, there really is such thing as transparency. And affordability.

Take, for instance, fiberglass composite windows. This material has quickly become one of the most popular window options in Sacramento, not in small part because they enhance the overall comfort and aesthetic appeal of your home. Well-known brands such as Milgard, Marvin and Pella have jumped into this space, bringing not only laboratory expertise but price competition to the market.

For starters, fiberglass windows, with their double and triple pane glass, are energy efficient—always a welcome feature in a family’s budget. Because fiberglass largely consists of spun glass fibers, it reacts to temperature changes much the same way as the glass panes in the window and expands to become more airtight. Bingo! Instant savings on your annual heating and cooling costs, especially if your home features large framing openings.

Count on fiberglass windows to require less maintenance as well, since you don’t need to repaint, and clean-up involves simple soap and water. They’re resistant to temperature extremes and moisture, and they don’t rust or splinter. Industry studies have shown that fiberglass windows enjoy an estimated 38 percent longer lifespan than vinyl.

No wonder recent real estate reports show that fiberglass windows are a valuable resale feature among savvy house hunters.

Fiberglass composite options are priced, on average, 30 to 50 percent higher than other choices. But there are ways to keep the costs within your budget. First, avoid shopping with a company that doesn’t typically deal with fiberglass windows—these stores have to import the windows, which adds the price of shipping to the normal rates. Experts have an in, as well, on how to buy. For example, foam-filled fiberglass has the highest insulation value of any window frame material, but hollow-core fiberglass frames insulate well enough in most locations. Foam-filled cores “may be a plus in extremely cold climates, but the type of glass you select is most important for energy savings and comfort,” says blogger and home-renovation/maintenance expert Jim Dulley.

To explore still more ways you can enjoy fiberglass at an affordable price, visit Hall’s Window Center to chat with one of our staff. Not only will you find a wide selection of quality models on our showroom floor, but you’ll also have trained window professionals available to assist you and answer questions. To schedule an appointment with a window expert, contact us at 916-669-1469 or swing by 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.