Windows: Comparing Vinyl and Fiberglass Options

By: Nicole Patri

When making window selections you may be wondering if you should choose vinyl or fiberglass windows. Vinyl and fiberglass are two of the most popular materials used in windows today replacing wood. Wood isn’t used as often because the material doesn’t last as long and requires more maintenance. Both vinyl and fiberglass offer different advantages and are up to you to select what will work best with your lifestyle.

When making selections, you may want a certain look or a more customizable look. Fiberglass is great for customizing as it paintable. Vinyl comes in a wide range of colors but is not paintable. Fiberglass can be textured, and vinyl is mostly smooth. You may want to maximize your view- fiberglass is the way to go because it is thinner and takes up less window space than vinyl does; but only slightly.

If budget is your main concern, vinyl windows are less expensive. You can pay 10%-30% less for vinyl than fiberglass. But fiberglass is more durable and lasts longer. Vinyl windows will last around 30 years and fiberglass can last 50 years after installation. Fiberglass is about 15% more energy-efficient than vinyl. Both are good insulations, and you shouldn’t worry about temperature loss or gain with either option.

Both options are great choices for your new windows. It comes down to personal choices and the needs of your household. Inquire with us today (781-826-2577) to talk more about your window options and watch our videos.

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