Choosing Fiberglass Sashes

Window replacement is something that you should invest in as soon as possible if you have leaky and out-of-style fixtures. Of course, many people are prompted to replace their windows because their existing fixtures are just too old and hard to use. They might also become very leaky and inefficient. If your windows have lost their insulating seal, even when they are closed, you could end up reducing your utility bills if you install a new product. On the other hand, many people choose to install new windows because of style. Old windows can date your home—interior and exterior—and make it look even older than it is.

If you are going to replace your windows, you will be interested in something that has great insulation and style. This article explains why fiberglass is one of the best materials for window replacement.

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass windows have great insulation ratings for a number reasons. Fiberglass has solid heat retention and a slow rate of heat transfer. This is very important for both hot and freezing temperatures. When it is hot outside, heat will not radiate through your window sashes as quickly. Similarly, when it is cold outside and you are heating your interior, the heat will stay inside your home.

But insulation also has to do with what is actually inside your sashes. Most fiberglass windows are going to have hollow frames. These are perfectly suitable for most mild climates. But, in colder or hotter climates, it can be very beneficial if these sashes are stuffed with extra insulation. Usually, the hard fiberglass frame is filled with soft fiberglass batting or foam to meet the specific R-value insulation ratings necessary for that weather region.

Fiberglass Style

But fiberglass is not just a practical material because it has great insulation. It also looks great. Fiberglass comes in pretty much any color and can be printed with various textures. Most fiberglass products have a special electrostatic paint finish which is nearly indestructible and highly scratch resistant. It is very unlikely that the finish on a fiberglass window will fade or chip.The color will remain true as long as you lightly clean it every once in a while. It doesn't need to be sealed or conditioned with special chemicals.

Fiberglass is a perfect blend of functionality, style, and insulation. It is a material that is quite ideal for any residential window style. Contact a company like Bradenton Window & Allied Products to learn more about replacing your windows.