Fiberglass frames are more expensive than their aluminum counterparts but are light and tough at the same time.
Therefore, whenever you plan on installing new windows in your home office or any other personal space and are not sure as to the type that would be the most eminently suitable, be sure to check out the various styles and options available in the fiberglass window range.
Fiberglass windows have a variety of advantages over their wood and metal counterparts some of which are mentioned below:
As compared to wood and even metal, fiberglass may prove to be a far more reasonably priced option.
Fiberglass windows are not prone to rusting or warping unlike their wood and metal counterparts. Since windows tend to be open to the environment, it is an axiomatic assumption that over time such problems will inevitably occur and so lead to maintenance expenses in the long run. But fiberglass is almost maintenance free. A quick wipe with a damp cloth and you are good to go.
Fiberglass windows have the potential of decreasing thermal heat loss by a pretty hefty margin which is why they are a highly inexpensive solution to many heat-related problems and also help in decreasing your overall energy bill.
Form over substance
A fiberglass window can be made to replicate both conventional wooden frames (only you would not need to polish the same window every few months to retain its original look.) Moreover, it may also resemble metal frames too. Alternately, it may be colored any way you like and it will retain its shape for a long period of time.
Since fiberglass windows are inherently strong and can take a large amount of weight, it is possible to have smaller and narrower frames, thus ensuring that the overall glass to frame ratio remains high and therefore, both the sunshine as well as the view remains unblocked.
Unlike natural elements, such as wood, fiberglass is more impervious to expansion and contraction which helps in preventing cracking of the frame due to temperature variations. A conventional frame window, if it contracts hard enough, may well crack the window as well and if it’s a double or triple pane window filled with gas to lower your heating bills. Replacing it would be a very expensive preposition indeed. A fiberglass window takes care of this issue and also ensures that frequent caulking is not required.
Moreover, fiberglass is almost totally imperious to rotting and corrosion in areas where there is a high saline content along with its ability to be similarly unaffected by UV radiation.
So, go ahead and install a fiberglass window and rest assured that it will be the same after two years…. Or twenty.