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Are fiberglass windows good?

If you are able to practice DIY projects, you may be able to install vinyl windows yourself. However, if you want your Denver Windows to be strong and durable, you should contact a professional to install fiberglass windows. These windows are more durable and will last longer because they are rigid.

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Vinyl vs fiberglass

Currently, there are two main man-made window materials: vinyl and fiberglass. Vinyl has another name: polyvinyl chloride or PVC. It is actually a type of plastic, while fiberglass has a glass base. Fiberglass is melted at very high temperatures and then transformed into extremely fine fibers. These fibers are woven together and often impregnated with various resins to mold them.

Fiberglass is more energy efficient.

Although both materials are quite good at insulating, fiberglass is better. Both can control temperature loss or gain through the window, but fiberglass was created specifically for this. In fact, fiberglass windows are about 15 percent more energy efficient than vinyl windows because of the glass base. This also applies to sound.

Both have good durability.

Both fiberglass and vinyl are strong, easy to care for and water resistant materials. The materials can withstand the elements and do so much better than wood. Wood also requires considerable maintenance to keep it looking good.

Why fiberglass

Although the two materials look similar from a distance, they are different. Fiberglass offers many more different styles. Fiberglass frames also tend to be thinner, which is useful when you want to let in more light by having more exposed glass.

Both materials come in a wide range of colors, but fiberglass can be painted, so you can change it whenever you want.

Fiberglass is also more energy efficient. This is not to say that vinyl is not a good insulator, but fiberglass controls temperature loss or gain a little better. It was created in the 1920s specifically for use as insulation and is commonly used today. In fact, fiberglass windows are up to 15 percent more energy efficient than vinyl windows. It is also very effective at insulating against sound.

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