General

Vinyl windows melt in the Arizona heat. Vinyl also warps and shifts under everyday conditions, potentially making vinyl windows difficult to open and close and affecting their all-around performance. Ultrex resists swelling and warping so Infinity windows and doors will continue to easily open and close. Also, Ultrex is 8X stronger than vinyl and will not melt or lose its true shape, even when exposed to extreme temperatures above 285 degrees!

Compared to other materials, Ultrex is the strongest window framing material in the industry. This means Ultrex resists bending and flexing under any conditions. That’s confidence that Fibrex and vinyl will simply never match. Vinyl/wood composites like Fribrex are 60% vinyl infused with wood fibers and struggle from the same durability and performance issues as their vinyl counterparts. Ultrex is 3X stronger than Fibrex. Most interestingly for our analytical friends, one square inch of our state-of-the-art Ultrex fiberglass can support 34,000 lbs.

If you are considering replacement fiberglass windows and doors, the first step is to have an idea of what you’re looking for.

Secondly, you need to contact a professional and discuss your options. You can schedule a consultation with us anytime. Our experts will walk your through all of your options. REQUEST A QUOTE

Once you have spoken with a representative and decided to transform your home, there are several steps that take place.

  • Installation is the biggest step when getting new Ultrex fiberglass windows and doors. We take our time to walk through all of the steps that will take place during the installation process.
  • During installation, an inspector will visit and make sure the project is successful.
  • Once installation is complete, the homeowner will have a walkthrough to ensure everything is satisfactory.

OUR PROCESS

Windows

We believe that the material you choose for your windows and doors matters. Fiberglass replacement windows and doors outlast and outperform other options. At Lifetime, we go even further with Ultrex which is a material that offers unsurpassed durability and timeless style. Ultrex fiberglass is extremely heat resistant and non-corrosive, meaning that it will last for years and years. There is no sanding, scraping, or painting required. Our finishes resist scratching and denting, and perform so well that we offer dark colors to accent Arizona homes without fear of them fading in the intense sun. VIEW WINDOWS

Vinyl windows melt in the Arizona heat. Vinyl also warps and shifts under everyday conditions, potentially making vinyl windows difficult to open and close and affecting their all-around performance. Ultrex resists swelling and warping so Infinity windows and doors will continue to easily open and close. Also, Ultrex is 8X stronger than vinyl and will not melt or lose its true shape, even when exposed to extreme temperatures above 285 degrees! VIEW WINDOWS

Wood windows offer classic beauty that, depending on the environment, can require maintenance and care. They must be sealed and re-sealed consistently over the years, adding costs and leaving time lost. If not treated properly, wood can bow, bend, and crack. Ultrex captures the beauty of wood - without any of the maintenance. VIEW WINDOWS

Compared to other materials, Ultrex is the strongest window framing material in the industry. This means Ultrex resists bending and flexing under any conditions. That’s confidence that Fibrex and vinyl will simply never match. Vinyl/wood composites like Fribrex are 60% vinyl infused with wood fibers and struggle from the same durability and performance issues as their vinyl counterparts. Ultrex is 3X stronger than Fibrex. Most interestingly for our analytical friends, one square inch of our state-of-the-art Ultrex fiberglass can support 34,000 lbs. THE ULTREX DIFFERENCE

There are countless reasons why fiberglass is such a great solution for windows. Fiberglass windows have a 38% longer useful life expectancy than vinyl. Vinyl is often a competing option to fiberglass, though because of the cheaper materials that go into building them. THE ULTREX DIFFERENCE

You’ll see the following challenges when you buy vinyl windows and doors:

  • Aging Quickly: You could see increased effects of yearly weather changes and elements with vinyl at a much faster rate versus a fiberglass option.
  • Less Strength: Fiberglass is eight times stronger than vinyl. If you are replacing windows, you want something that will come at a higher strength to maintain the energy efficiency throughout all seasons.
  • More Blemishes: Vinyl will likely show blemishes at a quicker rate than a fiberglass option.
  • Less Layers of Insulation: Even though many consider it to be common sense, fiberglass has several layers in their windows. The more layers that the fiberglass option has over a vinyl one will add an advantage to the efficiency fiberglass has over vinyl.
  • Less Likely to Hold Its Shape: The ability for fiberglass windows to perfectly match the space they go into and be contoured to a variety of fittings allows it an advantage over other options. More importantly, holding that shape is imperative to making sure the windows don’t be compromised with letting outside elements in. Fiberglass is able to achieve this better than your other options.

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When looking at the installation options, you might hear both of these terms referenced. Retrofit installation occurs when the perimeter frame is kept but the actual windows are replaced with fiberglass. There are several factors that decide if a retrofit is right or not based on the frame’s conditio and if the frame can support fiberglass windows in the long-term.

Replacement is when the entire frame is replaced along with the windows themselves. As many houses have dated frames, you see this as being the most common solution that is required to achieve a higher level of energy efficiency in the home. It is a much simpler process and will save lots of time and money. With a total replacement solution, there are no risks of old frames being warped or bent, causing install issues. VIEW WINDOWS

Ultrex is made by taking thin strands of strong glass calves and saturating them with specifically compounded resins. During the pultrusion process, they are pulled through a heated die and cut with diamond-edged blades. The result is a window material unlike any other. THE ULTREX DIFFERENCE

Whether you have vinyl or wood window frames, you will likely experience a challenge with the issue of longevity. Warping and melting due to the extreme Arizona weather is a common problem. Vinyl just can’t take the heat. Vinyl is a thermoplast material, which means it will change shape when exposed to extreme temperatures. Starting at a mere 163 degrees, vinyl begins to soften, melt, sag, and deform. Ultrex fiberglass won’t deteriorate in the sun. When a person installs vinyl, the structure of your home could be compromised because of the major warping that can occur. Ultrex is stable like the glass in your window and is 5,000X less conductive than aluminum, keeping homes cool even in the most extreme summers. Our ENERGY STAR certified windows and doors save an average of $101-$583 a year when replacing single pane windows.

Heat can take its toll on vinyl/wood composites, causing welded and other joined corners to fail. Ultrex frames stay nice and tight, ensuring that the hot air stays out and the cool air stays inside.

Wood and vinyl leave your home vulnerable to leaks, allowing the outside elements to sneak in. Your utility bills increase and and your a/c unit kicks into overdrive, attempting to combat the heat with sheer force at a costly expense to you and. Fiberglass holds its structure for years and eliminates the problem from happening. VIEW WINDOWS

There isn’t a definitive guide to determining whether your wood frame or vinyl windows should be upgraded to a fiberglass option. If you’ve become tired of fixing, replacing, and painting your window frames, it could be time for a fiberglass window option.

If you have noticed drafts in the house or drastic increases to your energy related utility bills, it could be worth looking at fiberglass window replacement. The energy efficiency that comes with our windows can dramatically affect your monthly utility bills.

Or, if you simply want to get rid of your ugly sun screens and upgrade the look of your home at the same time. In Arizona, we are able to offer dark frames that won’t fade over time. Imagine, you can now get the exact windows you have been dreaming of. Your home will be wonderfully comfortable. And you’ll be the talk of your neighborhood! VIEW WINDOWS

If you are considering replacement fiberglass windows and doors, the first step is to have an idea of what you’re looking for.

Secondly, you need to contact a professional and discuss your options. You can schedule a consultation with us anytime. Our experts will walk your through all of your options. REQUEST A QUOTE

Doors

We believe that the material you choose for your windows and doors matters. Fiberglass replacement windows and doors outlast and outperform other options. At Lifetime, we go even further with Ultrex which is a material that offers unsurpassed durability and timeless style. Ultrex fiberglass is extremely heat resistant and non-corrosive, meaning that it will last for years and years. There is no sanding, scraping, or painting required. Our finishes resist scratching and denting, and perform so well that we offer dark colors to accent Arizona homes without fear of them fading in the intense sun.

You’ll see the following challenges when you buy vinyl windows and doors:

  • Aging Quickly: You could see increased effects of yearly weather changes and elements with vinyl at a much faster rate versus a fiberglass option.
  • Less Strength: Fiberglass is eight times stronger than vinyl. If you are replacing windows, you want something that will come at a higher strength to maintain the energy efficiency throughout all seasons.
  • More Blemishes: Vinyl will likely show blemishes at a quicker rate than a fiberglass option.
  • Less Layers of Insulation: Even though many consider it to be common sense, fiberglass has several layers in their windows. The more layers that the fiberglass option has over a vinyl one will add an advantage to the efficiency fiberglass has over vinyl.
  • Less Likely to Hold Its Shape: The ability for fiberglass windows to perfectly match the space they go into and be contoured to a variety of fittings allows it an advantage over other options. More importantly, holding that shape is imperative to making sure the windows don’t be compromised with letting outside elements in. Fiberglass is able to achieve this better than your other options.

Fiberglass doors protect homes from the Arizona heat by providing extra protection known as ‘low thermal conductivity’. Windows with low conductivity reduce heat loss in homes, which translates to lower energy bills. Infinity dual-pane windows made from Ultrex with Low E glass coatings reduce window heat gain during the summers. Arizona homeowners are used to extreme heat, but most exterior windows and doors can’t keep their structural integrity in these sorts of temperatures.

Because the Arizona heat is brutal, doors need to be heat resistant. Our fiberglass doors are made with Ultrex frames and perform flawlessly in extreme conditions. Because heat is constantly expanding door frames, Arizona homeowners need a frame that is strong enough not to warp or sag. That’s the difference that our Ultrex windows and doors provide. VIEW DOORS

Absolutely. Ultrex fiberglass doors from Lifetime can save Arizona homeowners money on utility costs. Summer temperatures exceeding 120 degrees in the Phoenix DMA raises energy bills significantly for so many homeowners. The installation of energy efficient fiberglass doors can help homeowners beat the extreme heat.

Energy efficient fiberglass doors will eliminate hot drafts and keep your home cool all throughout the summer.

To ensure you’re purchasing fiberglass doors that are energy efficient, ask your representative to provide you with options for our ENERGY STAR certified products.

For many homeowners deciding on the best time to install fiberglass doors is a difficult decision. When you work with Lifetime, there is no wrong time to install new windows. With decades of experience, our expert installers are able to make quick work of your project and do an amazing job of sealing off your home while they work.

By installing fiberglass doors before Winter, this ensures your home is protected during the Winter weather. However, homeowners can install fiberglass doors during the Winter as well and save on installation costs.

Determining the timeframe of fiberglass doors installation is a decision that should be made together with the homeowner and experts.

All Infinity from Marvin fiberglass patio doors come with a lifetime warranty. By providing a lifetime warranty to homeowners, this ensures that homeowners have peace of mind.

How old is your patio door? How old are your front and back doors? One way homeowners can know if it’s time to replace doors is by age. If your doors are 10-15 years old, it’s time to think about replacement fiberglass doors. Does your home have a draft? When you can feel air from the outside or heat escapes, it’s time to think about replacement doors. Are your exterior doors cracked or showing signs of wear and tear?

If you answered yes, it’s time for an in-home consultation.

It may be time to get rid of the old, cracked exterior doors and upgrade to new, energy efficient fiberglass doors.

There are many advantages of installing fiberglass patio doors. Homeowners can save money on utility costs. Also, fiberglass patio doors come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to provide a beautiful upgrade.

Another advantage of installing fiberglass patio doors is that they protect against weather elements including extreme heat. This is especially important for Arizona homeowners who experience blazing hot summers.

Fiberglass doors are built to withstand extreme weather conditions. They are also built to last a lifetime.

  • Made from Ultrex fiberglass which is 3.5x stronger than wood or vinyl materials. When making a decision to upgrade to fiberglass doors, Arizona homeowners need a door that can withstand wind.
  • Ultrex fiberglass can withstand temperatures of up to 350 degrees. This is an important feature for homeowners in Arizona where temperatures can soar during the Summer months.
  • Fiberglass doors made with Ultrex are non-toxic. This is important to homeowners who are concerned with the environment or worry about harmful VOC’s.
  • Fiberglass doors are stronger than low-carbon steel. This keeps fiberglass doors from warping, melting, or cracking.

If you are considering replacement fiberglass windows and doors, the first step is to have an idea of what you’re looking for.

Secondly, you need to contact a professional and discuss your options. You can schedule a consultation with us anytime. Our experts will walk your through all of your options.REQUEST A QUOTE

Once you have spoken with a representative and decided to transform your home, there are several steps that take place.

  • Installation is the biggest step when getting new Ultrex fiberglass windows and doors. We take our time to walk through all of the steps that will take place during the installation process.
  • During installation, an inspector will visit and make sure the project is successful.
  • Once installation is complete, the homeowner will have a walkthrough to ensure everything is satisfactory.

OUR PROCESS