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The Ultimate Windows Frame Guide For Your Home

September 12, 2019
Windows Blog
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Window frame selection will probably be among other decisions you will need to take when you purchase new windows for your home...

Below we outline the different types of windows frame available in the market and the pros and cons..

Vinyl Frame Windows 

Type of material: Synthetic 

Made of: Combination of ethylene and chlorine. 


  • Relatively Inexpensive Material.
  • Energy Efficient material 
  • Have Low Thermal Transfer.
  • Practically Maintenance Free
  • Environmentally Friendly - vinyl can be recycled. 


  • Limited Color Option Available. 

Aluminum Frame Windows 

Type of material: synthetic. 

Made of: Aluminum. 


  • Relatively Inexpensive Material.
  • Light weight material 
  • Corrosion resistant. 


  • Losses heat and cold rapidly, therefore it the least energy efficient material. 
  • Prone to condensation. 
  • Some people find aluminum Frame Unattractive 
  • Can have corrosion if installed near salt water.

Wood Frame Windows

Type of Material: Natural.

Made of: Wood.


  • Energy Efficient material 
  • Unique look 
  • Environmentally Friendly - wood can be recycled. 
  • Endless color options - because it can be painted. 


  • High maintenance material - sanding,painting caulking and cleaning ..
  • Susceptible to rot, mold, mildew and termites.
  • Expensive 

Composite frame windows

Type of material: Synthetic

Made of: combination of vinyl & wood or aluminum & wood. 


  • Energy Efficient material.
  • Durable. 
  • Environmentally Friendly - composite can be recycled. 
  • Resistant to rot, wrap and corrosion. 
  • Low maintenance material. 
  • Large color selection. 


  • Very expensive.
  • High possibility for low ROI (return on investment). 

Fiberglass frame windows

Material type: synthetic.

Made of: glass fiber and resin. 


  • Energy Efficient material 
  • Have Low Thermal Transfer.
  • Can be painted
  • Strong material
  • Environmentally Friendly


  • Expensive 
  • Can be scratched easily.
  • Limited Color Option Available. 
  • Require maintenance - you would need to repaint them over time. 

We are here to help you with any of your windows needs. Whether you need windows repair or complete all house windows replacement. 


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