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

posted on August 18, 2016 in Omaha and Lincoln

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:

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

Pella’s proprietary fiberglass* 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? Pella’s proprietary 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, brown or black, as well as optional dual-color frames with white interior with a tan, 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.

*Pella's proprietary fiberglass material is the strongest material for windows and patio doors, engineered for lasting durability.
Disclosure: Pella’s proprietary fiberglass material has displayed superior strength over wood, vinyl, aluminum, wood/plastic composites, and other fiberglass materials used by leading national brands in tensile and 3-point bend tests performed in accordance with ASTM D638 and D790 testing standards.

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*Based on a 2020 survey of leading window brands among homeowners.