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Vinyl, Fiberglass or Wood? Which Window Material is best for your Lewes, DE home?

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Determining the type of material to build your window frame and sash from is a critical decision when ordering replacement windows. Below are a few points to think about the various window materials that you might not have known:

  • Aluminum Windows — While they may be cheaper to buy, aluminum windows can eventually use that savings, and then some, in terms of energy efficiency versus other window material options. Aluminum windows are associated with condensation around the frame and general heat loss, which is observed by the feeling of more heat or cold when you stand close to the windows. The selection of color options is another reason why aluminum windows may not be the right choice for your Lewes home. Even though you can paint them, it would be very difficult to attain the natural look that wood or fiberglass can provide your home.
  • Fiberglass Windows — There are a number of reasons why fiberglass is an excellent material to build replacement windows with:
  • They are energy efficient.
  • They can stand up to extreme temperatures.
  • They are durable for any type of weather or region of the country.
  • Fiberglass windows are usually higher in cost than aluminum or vinyl windows.

  • Vinyl Windows — One of the top selling window materials with residents in Lewes is vinyl. Vinyl windows are typically lower in cost, are energy efficient and are easy to maintain. Even though vinyl windows are sold in a variety of colors, there are fewer color options available. There are many advantages to vinyl window products and we invite you to discover more by reading our blog post “The Benefits of Vinyl Windows”
  • Wood Windows — Wood windows can be a great investment for Lewes homeowners trying to improve energy efficiency and overall home comfort. Wood windows tend to produce higher R-values, weather-resistant, and are less susceptible to condensation. Often wood windows have aluminum or vinyl cladding on the exterior, which can lessen the need for external maintenance. We invite you to read more about wood windows in our aptly titled blog post “Why Buy Wood Windows?”