Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

Fiberglass Windows Are Great For All Climates

by Jill Jenkins

Replacing the windows in your home is obviously a very large investment. Not only does it cost a lot of money, but it dramatically changes the style of both the interior and exterior of your home. Most people see this as a great opportunity to modernize their property, making it more stylish and energy efficient at the same time. Of course, not all window materials are the same. This article explains the advantages of fiberglass windows.

Insulated Fiberglass

One reason fiberglass is a popular window option is the fact that you can customize the insulation. That is, you can find a fiberglass product that will be properly insulated for any climate. Whether you live in Alaska or California, you'll want to consider the insulation ratings before you invest. The insulation rating has to do with the thickness of the window tubing and how much insulation is inside the hollow parts of the window. Of course, the thickness and number of glass panes is another major factor. Most manufacturers in your region will sell all the most popular styles with the recommended amount of insulation for your climate. Of course, you can always invest in a product with extra insulation if you want to make your home even more insulated. This will cost more, but you might be able to enjoy even lower utility bills.

Fiberglass Styles and Prints

Some people are skeptical about choosing fiberglass windows because they don't realize how stylish the material can be. They imagine fiberglass is just a plastic-like white material. In fact, fiberglass is produced with a range of different textures and prints. You can also have your windows custom-dyed to match existing color schemes of your home. Many people love printed window frames. Advanced printing techniques yield surprisingly authentic results. For instance, fake wood prints even have a coordinating texture that replicates the feel of wood grains. If you want wooden windows, but are unwilling to maintain them over the years, printed fiberglass is a great alternative. Basically, no matter what your home style is, you will have no problem finding a fiberglass product that looks great in your home.

These are just two of the most common reasons that homeowners choose fiberglass over comparable window materials. You might also be impressed by its value, low maintenance and durability. Fiberglass is a great all-around material that works with most home styles and fits into lower budgets.