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Common Window Frame Material Pro’s and Con’s

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Window frames come in a few common materials, each with their own pro’s and con’s.

When looking for new windows, a vital aspect is the material your window frames are constructed from. The different types of materials each have their own pro’s and con’s, but the right one is the one that works in your home. Each material comes in a huge variety of options, so you’ll always be able to find a style and color that you like, but there are other differences in material to consider.


The most popular window frame material available, vinyl has a reputation for being energy efficient and durable. Add in the fact that vinyl is easily made into various different styles and colors, they help reduce outside noise entering the house and they’re affordable and their popularity doesn’t come as much of a surprise.


Anyone looking to add a classic element to their home would do well to consider wood window frames. The look and feel of real wood can’t be beat, but the durability of this material isn’t the best when compared to newer synthetic materials. If not properly maintained, sun, rain, and insects can all spell disaster for wood window frames.


Fiberglass is a very popular option for window frames because of its similar look and feel to wood, without the maintenance. This material is made to last, but has a price tag commensurate with its high quality, look, and feel.

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