Window replacement is a very desirable home improvement project. Most homeowners would love to have new windows that are more functional, more stylish, and more energy efficient. Of course, this is a project that can stretch many homeowners' budgets. If you need replacement windows, you should make sure to choose a cost-effective material. The sash material that you choose is going to have a big bearing on the efficiency, maintenance, and value of your windows. This article explains why fiberglass is one of the best window sash materials.
The material of your window sash is going to have a huge impact on the efficiency and installation of your fixtures. Of course, the design and thickness of your actual glass panes is also very important. A material like fiberglass is very efficient for a number reasons. First of all, it does not warp or shrink when it gets hot or wet. This means that the windows will always close to create a perfect, airtight seal. Also, fiberglass does not transfer heat as quickly as materials like vinyl or aluminum. These factors mean that by having fiberglass sashes it will be easier to maintain the perfect temperature inside your home and you will be less likely to lose heat through your window fixtures.
Fiberglass is also great because it's practical and easy to own and maintain. You can clean fiberglass with just about any generic surface cleaner. Fiberglass is waterproof, so you don't need to use any special chemicals or sealants. A fiberglass window sash also has an electrostatic paint finish that is mostly fade resistant. You won't be spending much time or money refinishing or repainting fiberglass windows.
Many people are also impressed by all the stylish options that can be had with fiberglass windows. Most fiberglass products have a a slight, subtle texture and a neutral color. This is because people want their windows to match the trim color on their house, and most homes have subtle, white trim. But if you do want something a little more bold and bright, you can probably find a product that has a convincing manufactured finish. These products usually have textures and prints that look like real lumber, with visible wood grains. These are ideal for homeowners who want to have the look of wooden windows but don't want to deal with the maintenance.
Fiberglass is a material that is very well-suited to the construction of window sashes.