If you are shopping for residential replacement windows, you are probably a little bit overwhelmed by all the options and variety. It can often be a difficult balance finding a product that is both stylish and durable. Many people love the look of wooden windows but aren't willing to undertake so much maintenance over the years. On the other hand, many people love the efficiency and low maintenance of vinyl windows but think that they look cheap and plain. Fiberglass is a great option for people stuck between choosing a stylish product or going with a more functional product. Luckily, fiberglass is a product that is both stylish and low maintenance. This article explains just some of the perks of investing in fiberglass windows.
Many people don't fully realize all of the great styles of fiberglass windows on the market. Most tract homes that are mass produced are built with plain windows, and they often use fiberglass. As a result, many homeowners have the misconception that all fiberglass windows are plain, white, and rather boring. In reality, fiberglass is made in a very wide range of styles with varying colors and textures. Usually, to find these more stylish products, you need to go beyond your home-improvement store. Try to find an actual window manufacturer so you can see all the colors and styles they offer. You can find a catalog online or have one shipped to you, complete with actual material samples so you can see the color and texture in person.
Fiberglass is also very popular because it comes in various insulation ratings, so you can find a product no matter what climate you live in. Most fiberglass window sashes are produced with a hollow core. They can then be stuffed with extra insulation to make the window more efficient.
Fiberglass maintenance is basically as easy as plastic, PVC, or vinyl windows. Fiberglass is perfectly waterproof, and you don't ever need to repaint them. During the initial construction of the window, the fiberglass will be painted using powder coating. This provides the durable, waterproof, fade-resistant surface that is ideal for residential construction. All you need to do to keep up your fiberglass windows is to regularly dust them down with a wet rag. Since water will not damage or affect the surface, you can use any liquid cleaner to remove dirt stains.
It is easy to see why so many people love fiberglass windows.