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Vinyl, Fiberglass or Wood? Which Window Material is best for your Lethbridge, AB home?

Vinyl, Fiberglass or Wood? Which Window Material is best for your Lethbridge, AB home?

Deciding on 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 consider about the various window materials that you may not have realized:

  • Aluminum Windows — While their price may be less expensive, aluminum windows can cost you more money in terms of energy efficiency when measured against other window material selections. Aluminum windows are known for condensation around the frame and simple heat loss, which is noticed by the feeling of more heat or cold when you stand close to the windows. The choice of color options is an additional reason why aluminum windows may not be the right choice for your Lethbridge home. While you can paint them, it would be extremely hard to attain the natural look that wood or fiberglass can give to your home.
  • Fiberglass Windows — Pella is proud to offer fiberglass windows for a number of reasons:
  • They are energy efficient.
  • They can stand up to extreme temperatures.
  • Fiberglass windows are durable for any season or temperature or region of the country.
  • Fiberglass windows are usually higher in cost than aluminum or vinyl windows.

  • Vinyl Windows — One of the most popular materials with homeowners in Lethbridge 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 Lethbridge homeowners wanting to improve energy efficiency and overall home comfort. Wood windows tend to have higher R-values, resistant to extreme temperature changes, and are less vulnerable to condensation. Often wood windows have aluminum or vinyl cladding on the exterior, which can reduce external maintenance. We encourage you to read more about wood windows in our aptly titled blog post “Why Buy Wood Windows?”
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