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Vinyl, Fiberglass or Wood? Which Window Material is best for your Falls Church, VA home?

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Figuring out the type of material to use on your window sash and frame is extremely important when selecting replacement windows. We’d like to share a few points to think regarding the various window materials that you might not have known:

  • Aluminum Windows — Although you can save money on the purchase price, aluminum windows can eventually use that savings, and then some, in terms of energy efficiency when measured against other window material options. Aluminum windows are often thought of for wetness around the frame and simple heat loss, which is detected by the feeling of more heat or cold when you stand close to the windows. The selection of color options is another reason why aluminum windows may not be the right choice for your Falls Church home. Although it is possible to paint them, it would be very difficult to achieve the natural look that wood or fiberglass can give to your home.
  • Fiberglass Windows — Never thought of fiberglass as an option for your new windows? You should and here are a few reasons why:
  • They are energy efficient.
  • They can stand up to extreme temperatures.
  • Fiberglass windows are durable for any season or temperature or region of the country.
  • Fiberglass windows are often higher in cost than aluminum or vinyl windows.

  • Vinyl Windows — One of the best selling materials with homeowners in Falls Church is vinyl. Vinyl windows are typically lower in cost, are energy efficient and are easy to maintain. Even though vinyl windows are sold in a variety of colors, there are fewer color options available. There are many advantages to vinyl window products and we invite you to discover more by reading our blog post “The Benefits of Vinyl Windows”
  • Wood Windows — Wood windows can be an outstanding investment for Falls Church homeowners wanting to improve energy efficiency and overall home comfort. Wood windows tend to produce higher R-values, weather-resistant, and are less susceptible to condensation. Many wood windows have aluminum or vinyl cladding on the exterior, which can reduce external maintenance. We invite you to read more about wood windows in our aptly titled blog post “Why Buy Wood Windows?”