If you’re looking for an alternative to wood, aluminum or vinyl, fiberglass is a great choice! One of the most appealing things about fiberglass window frames is the similarity in expansion and contraction rates in comparison to glass. Fiberglass has the closest expansion and contraction rate to glass, therefore, warping and other types of wear and tear are minimal.
Fiberglass is a very sturdy material that is high-strength and resistant to rot and decay. Fiberglass, as a material, is made up of strands of glass that are coated in a resin that sets when exposed to heat. The material is set in a mold and hardens to specifications. Fiberglass is stable and has a reduced rate of air leakage. No matter if the weather is warm or cold, the material helps to reduce the amount of stress on the glass and the locking mechanisms of the window, itself.
Fiberglass originated as an insulation material, so the energy efficiency of the product is excellent. Because of it’s strength and durability it doesn’t even require steel or aluminum inserts to maintain it’s stability. Likewise, because of the product’s slimline construction, it can easily be fitted into any type of wall with clean lines. Due to the strength of fiberglass it can also be fitted for large panes of glass, which can be a great solution for office building and building with high ceilings. In the large scheme of progression of windows, wood started out as the number one material for framing; now, we’ve reached the fourth generation of window framing materials.
Fiberglass is the choice window framing option of our time. For those of us who are trying to conserve energy, it is a perfect choice, not only because fiberglass itself is and insulating material, but because the frame is filled with foam that expands to fit in all the nooks and crannies, which decreases escaped air from inside the home, as well as air coming inside from out.
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