Fiberglass Is A Great Material For Replacement Windows

Replacing the windows in your home please one of the smartest, most cost-effective home remodels you can invested. When you update your windows, you are basically giving interior and exterior a remodel at the same time. Besides changing the style of interior an exterior of your property, new windows also make your home more functional and energy-efficient. But not all window products are exactly the same. Fiberglass is one of the most practical and well-liked when the materials. This article explains why it is ideal for residential window construction.

Fiberglass Is Stylish

When most people think fiberglass, they think of shiny, white surfaces. However, the fiberglass that is used in window construction is much more advanced than this. Not only does it come in a variety of different colors, it also has textures. That is, the most popular products have a matte finish which looks more natural. Also, you can find fiberglass products that have advanced, modern prints. These prints are surprisingly convincing. For instance, fiberglass with a fake wood print will look very similar to the real thing. Of course, most people will be able to notice that the material is not real wood, but it certainly looks convincing for far away.

Fiberglass Is Low Maintenance

Most people will ultimately choose fiberglass because it is so easy to maintain. First of all, it is perfectly waterproof. It has a powder coat paint finish that is extremely strong and can withstand impact. Even if this finish does somehow get scratched off or removed, it will not really affect the fiberglass immediately. Fiberglass can be soaked in water for a long time (surfboards are made out of fiberglass) without any deterioration.

Since it is perfectly waterproof, normal fiberglass maintenance is also much easier. You can usually just clean your fiberglass frames at the same time that you clean your glass window panes with liquid cleaner. You don't ever need to repaint or refinish your fiberglass frames. In fact, you should probably never try and paint your fiberglass, because the finish is so smooth that new paint will not stick well to it. Over the years, this low maintenance can actually save you a fair amount of time and money.

It is easy to see why fiberglass is such a popular product for residential windows. It looks great, it is easy to take care of and it is affordable at the same time. Contact a company like Leger Siding to learn more.