There are many types of windows out there, sometimes it can be overwhelming just thinking about the possibilities. Vinyl, wood, composite, metal… how do you know what is best? You want to make sure you make the right choice the first time, because choosing the wrong windows could be an expensive headache. The Arizona climate is also a huge factor, you want to make sure your windows stand up to the heat as well as keeping cold air inside your home.
There is another type of window out there, fiberglass, that is gaining more and more attention. Marvin came up with the Infinity line of fiberglass windows in 2002, when they recognized the opportunity to offer a product to homeowners that replicated the look of wood windows, while offering the superior quality of fiberglass.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider fiberglass windows for your home:
- Low maintenance
- The base material, silica sand, is an abundant natural resource
- Long-term stability reduces risk of seal failures and leaks – both the frame and window are glass so it enables the window to expand and contract at the same rate.
- Resistance to discoloring, scratching, and denting
- Acrylic finish is 3x thicker than any competitor
- Ultrex fiberglass is 8x stronger than vinyl, so strong that one square inch can support up to 41,000 lbs.
- Fiberglass has a 38% longer useful life expectancy than vinyl
- A Low E glazing can reduce your heating and cooling bills by 30%
- Fiberglass can be painted, unlike vinyl
- Fiberglass is more eco-friendly than vinyl since the windows are 60% glass, which can eventually be recycled.
- Fiberglass can mimic a wood look more than a vinyl window can
- Increases value of your home
- Since vinyl isn’t as strong as fiberglass, it utilizes more material on the frames impinging on glass space decreasing your range of view.
The initial cost of fiberglass windows can be more compared to vinyl, but when you compare the durability and quality, they will end up saving you more money in the long run. Lifetime Windows and Doors is a proud Infinity from Marvin distributer and we look forward to helping you with your home improvement needs. Give us a call today to schedule your free in-home estimate. 480-550-9993