When you are replacing your custom glass, you need to think about more than just the glass portion of the window. The window frame and what material it’s made of is also something you need to think about. There are several different materials that window frames are made of. M & M Glass is here to talk about some of the different materials so that you can make the best selection for your residential or commercial glass needs.
Window Frame Material Options
There are more than just one or two choices when it comes to the materials that your window frames are made of. Following are some of the most popular:
– Vinyl Windows: This is one of the less expensive materials that is used to make window frames. This doesn’t mean that you will pay less for it though. This is an incredible energy efficient option if you have it installed properly. You don’t have a wide range of colors to choose from though.
– Aluminum Window Frame: If you live in an area that gets extreme storms like hurricanes, aluminum is the best choice for you. It is among the toughest materials that a window frame can be made of. This is also a great choice for areas that have high levels of humidity as it is unaffected by moisture unlike other choices.
– Wood Window Frame Construction: There are few window frames that can beat wood window frames as far as insulation goes. While it is great at insulation, it is one of the more involved window frames to choose from. These window frames require more upkeep to keep them in good condition. If you live in a humid area, this may not be the best window frame for you because wood is so affected by moisture.
– Wood Clad Windows: If you are looking for something between wood and aluminum, this is a great solution. These are low maintenance and offer great insulation as well. Make sure they are installed properly as improper installation can leave them vulnerable to water damage.
– Composite Windows: If you are looking for a window frame that looks like wood but is more durable, composite is your top choice. It is comprised of resin and wood shavings to create a very real looking wood appearance. This is an eco-friendly option as the resin usually comes from recycled plastics.
– Fiberglass Windows: This is a more expensive option as the material used to make these window frames is made from a combination of glass fiber and polyester resins. They are possibly the most durable, energy efficient option on the market though.
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It doesn’t matter what type of window frame you are looking for you can turn to M & M Glass to meet your custom window needs. We can count on our glass specialists to ensure your glass is installed correctly and will provide you with the energy efficiency you are looking for. Call us today!