Today’s homeowners expect a lot from their windows.
They should be functional and easy to operate, letting in light and fresh air. But you also want them to seal tightly, keeping the elements out to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. They need to be energy-efficient and stylish, of course! And the upkeep should be simple – no fussy sanding or repainting, please!
For window frames that are top-notch in quality, easy to maintain, energy-efficient and modern, think fiberglass! Let’s find out more about this amazing material.
What Is Fiberglass?
Fiberglass blends some of the best properties in glass and plastic. It’s both lightweight and strong, a synthetic polymer reinforced with ultrafine glass filaments (or fibers, if you’re wondering how this compound got its name). Fiberglass has many modern uses and can be found in insulation, piping, and of course, window frames!
Premium Performance with Minimal Upkeep
If you grew up with wooden windows, you’ll know they need a lot of work. They need to be sanded and repainted. You have to keep an eye out for water damage, rot, mold, and other issues. It’s no wonder many homeowners are opting for window frames requiring less maintenance.
Fiberglass is strong, light, and resistant to moisture and changes in temperature. It’s a much less reactive material than wood, which can shrink and expand based on weather conditions.
Fiberglass frames won’t warp or scratch and can easily last decades while maintaining the same look and feel as when you first purchased them.
On-Trend and Versatile Design Options
One reason why fiberglass replacement windows are really taking off? They’re compatible with the minimalist style that so many homeowners are looking for. Many of our clients have been asking about large, picture windows with thin, simple frames to let in as much natural light as possible and make their homes feel more open and expansive.
Other window materials aren’t necessarily engineered to support oversized panes of glass the way fiberglass is. This reinforced material is so strong that the frames and sashes can be thinner for a sleek look without bulky frames. Fiberglass frames also come in various colours, styles, and specialty shapes to enhance your home’s liveability and upgrade its exterior appearance.
Fantastic Energy Efficiency
Replacement fiberglass windows are highly energy efficient, performing similarly or even better than other products on either end of the price range. With fiberglass windows, you’ll see an impact on your energy bills after installation.
At Torwin, we have a large selection of Energy Star fiberglass windows that qualify under the Canada Greener Homes Grant (now the Home Energy Rebate Plus program in Ontario). If you’re interested in decreasing your energy consumption and getting a rebate for your window replacement project, reach out to us to learn how we can help you with the process!
Still, trying to decide if replacement fiberglass windows are the right choice? Contact us for a free consultation! We’ll walk you through your options and help you select the perfect windows for your home.
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