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Aardvark

02:09PM | 10/18/03
Member Since: 05/29/02
46 lifetime posts
Bvwindows

Hi,

I'm needing to replace some of the windows at my house. This guy does a cold call and is offering windows. The difference is that the frames are made of fibreglass rather than the standard vinyl or aluminum frames and need to know what the good and bad advantages are of these new fibreglass frames.

thanks,

MW Moore

08:34PM | 11/07/03
Member Since: 11/07/03
2 lifetime posts
Fiberglass windows is the greatest thing to come along since slice bread. More energy efficient, much stronger frames. They will never rot, warp, to case the window to break its seal. The R value on this frame is crazy high. Double the value of wood. Vinyl is ok, but most people are replacing vinyl after 5-10yrs or less to replace with vinyl and thats a bad investment. Wood rots and you have to paint them. Vinyl bends and warps with the heat and cold change. Let alone vinyl has a poor R-Value. The nice thing about fiberglass windows they come in many colors where vinyl you're limited to two. Spend the little more for the fiberglass and you won't have to replace them again. Companies are offering a 50 year warranty. I have fiberglass in my home and I love them.
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