Fiberglass made its debut as an asbestos alternative for thermal insulation. Since then, it’s been widely used in many different applications particularly in roofing, siding and even windows and doors. As an insulator, fiberglass offers high energy efficiency and this feature is highlighted in windows using the material.
The bad news is that fiberglass windows carry a certain reputation that’s informed by myth and misconception. Read on as our professionals at Classic Remodeling Corp. show you the truth behind fiberglass windows and why they can be a good choice for your home.
Fiberglass Is Brittle and Weak
Even though there’s glass in its name, fiberglass is anything but. You can ask your local siding and roofing company to compare the strength between regular vinyl windows and fiberglass and they’ll definitely confirm that fiberglass is stronger. This material is designed for impact-resistance and built to be as much as eight-times tougher and more durable than vinyl.
Fiberglass Needs to be Repainted
During the manufacturing process, color is naturally added to the fibers as they are shaped into frames. This means fiberglass windows can come in a wider variety of shades and finishes typically unavailable to other window materials. Fiberglass can also be repainted to match any color you want and, with proper care and the right products, you can ensure new coats can last long on a fiberglass surface.
Fiberglass Is Costly
At first glance, seeing the cost of fiberglass on a quote from your window and siding contractor might seem like it’s the more expensive choice. Initially, this is true but the value of the product lies in its long-term use. The Department of Energy puts fiberglass above wood, aluminum and vinyl in terms of energy efficiency, and longevity, making it the better choice overall.
Get high-quality fiberglass windows and topnotch installation from our skilled contractors at Classic Remodeling Corp., your trusted local remodeling company. Give us a call at (201) 487-1666 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Hackensack, Paramus and other surrounding areas in NJ.