Window Materials: Part 3 – Which frame is best – wood, vinyl or fiberglass? - Pella Branch

Window Materials: Part 3 – Which frame is best – wood, vinyl or fiberglass?

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Which frame is best - wood, vinyl, or fiberglass?In this final installment on window materials – Part 3 of 3 – we look at fiberglass frame windows, which are an excellent choice for those who want affordability without sacrificing functionality.

Known as an extremely strong material, fiberglass is a composite structural material with a very strong strength-to-weight ratio. Fiberglass-framed windows resist warping and are also resistant to environmental corrosion.

Fiberglass windows provide good insulation from the heat and cold of Omaha area winters and summers.

As we mentioned in our posts covering wood and vinyl windows, the best window frame for your home often comes down to personal choice. Each material has its own benefits, so while we might not be able to tell you definitively which window frame material is best for your particular home, we can tell you about the benefits of each material and hopefully make your decision a much easier one to make.

Consider some of the advantages of Pella Omaha’s exceptionally strong and durable Impervia® fiberglass windows:

  • Duracast® material — Pella’s patented fiberglass composite — is ideally suited for all climates. Impervia windows offer the quality look of a painted window
  • Impervia windows offer exceptional energy efficiency

So, How Strong are Pella Omaha’s Fiberglass Windows?

The Duracast material we mentioned above is an engineered composite material consisting of five layers.  That results in a strong, durable, fiberglass material available for window frames.

And when it comes to high heat and subzero cold – sound familiar, Omaha area residents? –Duracast fiberglass composite resists warping in summer and becomes brittle during winter.

They Look Good, Too

Pella Omaha’s Impervia fiberglass windows feature a durable powder-coat finish that give them a stylish look of a painted window.

And they are available in white, tan, Morning Sky Gray, brown or black, as well as optional dual-color frames with white interior with a tan, Morning Sky Gray, brown or black exterior that lets you complement your home’s interior and exterior design.

Strong and Energy Efficient As Well

Pella Omaha’s fiberglass windows come with a durable powder-coat paint finish. It’s a long-lasting finish that can continue looking good for years – inside and out – with little care.

Pella Impervia fiberglass windows offer energy-efficient options that will meet or exceed ENERGY STAR guidelines in all 50 states, and with the optional foam-insulation, the frames are even more energy efficient in extreme climates.

Shawn Huyser

About The Author

Shawn is a Pella, IA area native and worked in marketing at Pella’s Corporate Headquarters for 5 years before joining the Pella Omaha and Lincoln team in April of 2015. Prior to Pella Corporate, he worked for Pella’s national ad agency, The Integer Group, in Des Moines, IA for nearly 5 years. Shawn has a Bachelor of Communications-Public Relations degree from the University of Northern Iowa and is married with 4 children.

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