Many older homes in New Jersey were constructed with wooden windows. Over time, wooden window frames start to show the effects of weather extremes and years worth of contraction during the colder winter months and expansion because of heat and humidity. Replacement windows will transform the look of your home from inside and outside. They will also increase the comfort level and energy efficiency inside. Every homeowner will welcome lower utility bills, especially during an unexpected summer heat wave.
Vinyl and fiberglass are two of the top materials that window manufacturers use for constructing replacement window frames. To help you choose the best option for your home’s architectural style, the appearance you want, and the budget you have, we’re comparing these two types of replacement windows. You’ll have a better understanding of what you’re getting for your money when you contact us about the purchase and installation of new windows.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
There are certain characteristics to look for in any replacement window. These are the critical factors to consider when you’re weighing the merits of fiberglass and vinyl.
- Energy Efficiency
- Aesthetic Appearance
- Weather Resistance and Durability
- Consider the Cost
WHY FIBERGLASS REPLACEMENT WINDOWS ARE SUPERIOR
- Fiberglass lasts 8 times as long as vinyl.
- Fiberglass has less chance of warping.
- Fiberglass allows for painting and repainting – vinyl window frames do not.
- Fiberglass can resist ultraviolet degradation 5x longer than vinyl.
- Fiberglass is 8 times stronger than vinyl.
- Fiberglass requires less maintenance than vinyl.
- Fiberglass windows are considered more eco-friendly than vinyl.
- Fiberglass windows have a better resale value than vinyl.
- Fiberglass can mimic the look of wood windows better than vinyl.
- Fiberglass windows provide more glass space than vinyl, as less material is needed for the frames.
When you consider the advantages that fiberglass windows offer, the combination of increased energy efficiency, structural integrity, overall durability, tolerance for all weather conditions and longer lifespan, despite the higher price tag, they may turn out to be a better long-term investment.
To learn more about our fiberglass window styles and other options, contact us for a free window consultation.