Choosing the Best Window Material for Your Home

When purchasing replacement windows in Seattle, WA, one of the most important factors to consider is material. What do you want your windows to be made of? This will dictate your energy savings, cost, and sometimes even the window style options. But don’t let the choices overwhelm you. Here is some information about each of the most popular materials on the market to help you narrow things down.

Vinyl Windows

These windows are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material is one of the most popular in the window market today. Vinyl windows are versatile, durable, and weatherproof. They will not warp or mold due to moisture. They also will not scratch or rust. Plus, these windows have great energy efficiency and are the least expensive on the market. They are light and easier to install and they can make a dramatic difference in the look and feel of your home. Today’s vinyl windows will last decades and are practically maintenance free, but there are a couple of drawbacks. Most manufacturers only provide a limited selection from a more neutral color palate. So if you want a bold or darker window frame, you might not have the option with vinyl. You also have to pay close attention to the details if you want to find quality vinyl windows.

 

Wood Windows

These traditional windows look great in almost any home. Wood windows have a look and feel that no other material can match. They are natural insulators and will help keep your home comfortable and quiet. And while they are often more expensive than other windows, you can paint wood any color you choose so it will match the inside or outside of your home exactly. This material does require more upkeep and you will need to sand and refinish wood windows every few years. You will also have to be wary of moisture and pest damage.

Fiberglass Windows

With these windows, you get the best of every other material. The frames are durable like vinyl and paintable like wood. They are excellent insulators and require very little maintenance to stay looking like new. And because fiberglass reacts to temperature changes in the same way glass does, these windows give you better seals with less risk of air and moisture leaks. Fiberglass windows are also made from a sustainable resources, making them an environmentally-friendly material.

Call Signature Window and Door Replacement Today

If you are interested in getting vinyl, wood, or fiberglass windows in Seattle, WA, call 253-887-7792. You can set up an appointment to visit us at 1604 15th St SW #110, Auburn, WA 98001 or schedule an in-home consultation to find the right windows for your house.

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