Understanding Window Material Options for Your Home

Mar 28, 2018 12:37:15 PM / by Shoreline Window and Remodeling


 When choosing windows, it is important to determine which material will work best for your home. From energy efficiency to style, vinyl, wood, and aluminum windows all have their strengths and weaknesses. Read through the information below so you can make the right choice for your home.

Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows have come a long way since they first been available for purchase. Throughout the years companies have engineered this window to be highly energy efficient and one of the most popular for consumers to purchase. A quality vinyl window will have certain features that will stand out. Look for an all welded seamless extruded window frame. Welded frames add rigidity and stops air flow entering the frame. With glass options like double and triple pain with argon gas, and a low – e coating increases energy efficiency greatly. Paint and wood grain options are also available for vinyl windows. You can choose from different stains that are laminated to the inside window frame that will match your interior wood work. There are many paint options to choose from to match the interior or exterior theme of your home. Vinyl windows are a great choice when looking for an affordable, low maintenance, energy efficient window that will last for years.

Wood Windows

Wood windows have always been a popular choice for the consumer. Wood is a good insulator which means they add energy efficiency. The window frames are mostly made from pine, you can also request other different species of wood to construct the window frame with. Depending on what you are looking to accomplish with wood windows they accept many paint applications along with a wide variety of stains.  Wood windows require steady maintenance, they will absorb moisture over time even after they are finished off with a paint or stain. Remember to always wipe any condensation that collects on and around your window to prevent any rot. Make sure you analyze the interior and exterior every year to make sure you don’t have any peeling or flaking paint or stain that could soon turn into a problem. All together wood windows are a great choice when looking to add that precise finish that goes along with the theme of your home inside and out.

Aluminum Windows

Aluminum windows are typically used in commercial construction and building. These particular windows can be custom built, on the job site and at the factory to fit any installation procedure. The aluminum window is popular in office buildings and schools. These windows are commercially rated to meet safety and building standards.




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