Fiberglass Frame Materials
Fiberglass has been used as a material in boat building for years.
It’s extremely durable and reliable, as proven by its ability to withstand the challenges of the sea.
Since it is a mixture of glass fibers and resin, fiberglass does not expand and contract any more than the glass in the window itself. This means there is less stress on the unit as a whole. Historically, however, fiberglass has been resistant to use as a window frame material until recently.
One of the primary benefits of fiberglass is that it can be painted. Vinyl window frames are wonderful, but the homeowner must be happy with the same color of window frame until that frame is replaced, or else void the warranty upon painting. Fiberglass also will not face any issues related to weather, such as warping or rot. Another benefit of fiberglass is that a wooden veneer can be added to the interior of the window frame, providing a warmth and attractiveness that other materials cannot match.
The material also comes in a variety of factory-painted colors. If you would prefer your windows ready-to-go upon installation, let’s take a look at the palette of paints available for your windows. It is always our goal to make our customers as happy as possible, providing as many custom features as possible. After all, it is your home. It should reflect your taste.
Fiberglass will reflect your taste and personality for years to come, since fiberglass is the absolute tops in terms of durability and strength. It is impervious to weather, rot, decay, insects, salt air, and ultraviolet rays. It can hold huge picture windows and double, and triple-paned windows, allowing both beauty and energy efficiency. These qualities make up for the extra expense when purchasing this material.
Since fiberglass has been so resistant to use as a window material, only a select few window manufacturing companies have been able to provide this material in their catalog. Milgard is one of those companies. We are happy that we have formed a partnership with this excellent window manufacturer, so that we can make their products available to our customers. We love knowing that this high-quality material is in our repertoire. With our Milgard fiberglass windows, they are warrantied for the life of your home. This speaks to the durability of your window – you will never need to replace them again
So, if you want the absolute best, and most versatile, window material available, go with fiberglass. It will adapt to your changing aesthetic tastes better than vinyl, will resist time and weather better than wood, and is as strong as aluminum. Let us install fiberglass windows for you today!